To end the suffering and euthanasia of companion animals through widespread access to low-cost spay, neuter, and preventative care.
Spay Illinois operates to end pet homelessness by empowering pet owners and shelters with the resources that they need to be successful. We believe that no pet should ever be denied quality preventative care due to the financial circumstances of their family and we work hard to provide people the tools and resources they need to provide their pets with care they can afford. We offer our services to all pet owners and rescue groups, but strategically focus our programs and initiatives to benefit pets in poverty and those without homes.
Spay Illinois began operation in 2009 as a small group of volunteers offering low cost pet vaccine clinics in a number of different cities throughout the state. During these initial clinics, Spay Illinois volunteers had the opportunity to meet pet owners from all over and have meaningful conversations about the benefits of preventative veterinary medicine. In that time, we were able to understand the needs of the residents and how best to meet them. That prompted partnerships with practicing veterinarians and other low-cost spay/neuter clinics through which we began offering transport options to help people access spay and neuter at a low cost.
In September of 2010, we opened our first stationary spay/neuter clinic in Momence, Illinois. The residents of this resource desolate area embraced this much needed option. In a very short time, this clinic began offering full wellness services to pets and families in need. Over the course of 3 years, we were responsible for almost 14,000 spay and neuter surgeries.
Later in April of 2013, we opened a second stationary facility in Lisle, Illinois providing even greater access to affordable care for pets and families. In 2021, we provided over 13,304 cats and dogs with spay and neuter, and a total of 30,981 pets and families received care from us.
Our Core Values
Our team members support our community by sharing our knowledge and educating those in need with a non-judgmental and compassionate attitude.
COMMITMENT TOWARD MISSION AND GOALS
Our team practices good stewardship of our limited resources, take ownership of the organization, gains trust within our community through transparency, and supports community partnerships.
We deliver the highest standards of customer service and quality of work. We support growth and excellence through proactive self-improvement.
SUPPORT A REWARDING WORK ENVIRONMENT
We employ team members who are motivated to support and embrace change and growth. We value each other's contributions to our mission, highly respect each other, and are honest and humble. We work to create a welcoming atmosphere to all.
We inspire a family spirit by truly caring for each other. We strive to create an enjoyable, fun workplace through positive, friendly, and supportive attitudes.
Project Families Forever Program provides free and subsidized care for families who have financial needs. For many of the clients we serve, veterinary care for their pets is not accessible. Providing these clients with access to spay/neuter, vaccines, flea and tick prevention, specialty surgeries, dentals, mass removals, foreign body surgeries, eye surgeries, and customized care, can help ensure that their pets stay in their homes and a part of their family.
All pet owners receiving LINK may qualify for special discounts on veterinary services. Your discounts will vary based on the services needed, and pets must already be spayed or neutered to qualify.
Discounts range from 10%-40% depending on the service needed. Should you be facing special circumstances and need further assistance receiving care, please call (630) 961-8000.
100% Initiative Program provides free and subsidized services to pets from rescues, animal shelters, and animal controls.
This program helps alleviate the financial burden of medical care for the rescues and allows them to be able to save more animals. We are proud to partner with multiple rescues and local shelters in saving pets' lives.