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We will prevent well balanced dogs from being euthanized at shelters, both locally and nationwide.
WILD Canine Rescue (WILD) was founded in July 2016 by a group of friends who are committed and passionate women that are WILD about dogs! We are bonded over a WILD love of dogs and a desire to help shelter animals. Our goal was to bridge the gap between local animal shelters in central Illinois, and foster based rescues nationally to facilitate placement of local dogs in urgent situations (homeless, abandoned, neglected or abused).
We are a 501(c)3 non profit organization and registered with Guidestar.org. We are licensed with the Illinois Department of Agriculture and have licensed, trained animal cruelty investigators on call for service.
WILD Canine Rescue is devoted to saving animals in need. We are dedicated to proper care and welfare of animals who are homeless, abandoned and abused WILD will rescue dogs when they have run out of time in shelters or are in need of medical treatment. Our dogs live in volunteer foster homes, learning the basics living in a home and receiving any veterinary treatment they may require. Alongside these efforts, WILD will also operate a rescue in Springfield IL, Mr. Lincoln's Hometown–taking a limited number of dogs, who may by no choice of their own, have lost their home. WILD will also provide emergency relief for dogs that have been misplaced due to natural disasters.
Our Volunteer Board includes:
Jill Egizii, President, Lee Ann Williams, Caitlin Graham, Kristi Horn, Charlene Walsh, Maria Oldani, and Jennifer Gortney.
All our rescue efforts are accomplished by a group of volunteers who are dedicated individuals. Everyone works together to achieve the common goal of saving souls, one paw at a time. These efforts are supported by an equally dedicated foster and transport network. Our Home to Home Program has been successful for families who must re-home their family pet for one reason or another. WILD works with the family to find another home for their pet. We are developing relationships with local veterinarians to allow us to get the best veterinary treatment for all of the dogs in our care. If we did not have the support of the community and fellow dog lovers, our work would be impossible!
WILD has grown to be one of the largest rescues in our area. We have rescued, vetted, adopted and re-homed many dogs in Central Illinois and beyond. We will continue our efforts to move dogs to safety each and every day utilizing our local and national rescue partners
424 dogs were adopted
$155,000+ in medical bills
YOU are very important to the work WILD hopes to achieve and we need your support. Every dollar raised is placed directly into our programs that allow us to continue to develop adoptable dogs, provide foster opportunities, transport dogs and for necessary vet care. Veterinary Care is a crucial component in the work that WILD does. Whether it is just a rabies shot or a heart worm treatment, there is a cost. WILD attempts to locate the best price for each and every vet procedure needed, however in some cases timing is critical to saving the life of a sick or injured dog. Please consider a tax deductible donation to WILD . Its easy! Just click the DONATE button at the bottom of this page! We are WILD about your support!
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