MAY 2024



Meet Walter, a Lilac Point Siamese who came to us in January after facing significant eye issues early in life, resulting in the removal of both of his eyes.

Walter was placed in a foster home to recover from his surgery for several months.  We are happy to report that Walter was adopted last month, and is happily living in his forever home. 

Your support helps us to care for animals like Walter, providing above-and-beyond rescue care to animals with extra medical needs.

Meet our Adoptable Cats
Meet our Adoptable Dogs


Join our Board of Directors and staff leadership for an update on our operations over the past year and our vision and plans is for the upcoming year.

June 12, 2024 at 7pm

Seating is limited. To reserve your seat email Carolyn at

From May - August, we anticipate up to 120 cats and kittens in foster care

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You can also help fill our shelves by holding a collection drive. Download our flyer with the brands we use!

Collection Drive Flyer

LaGrange Pet Parade | June 1, 2024

Grab your pup and join us at the 2024 LaGrange Pet Parade on June 1!

We encourage you to bring your crowd-friendly dogs (whether WSHS alumni or not!) to walk with you during the parade. Even if you don't have a dog to walk, we would love to have you there!

Wear your favorite WSHS gear, or our colors of red, black and white, to show your support!

Questions? Contact Kelsey at!

Sign Up to Walk with Us!

Golfers of all skill levels are welcome to play in this shotgun start, scramble format.

Sponsorships available - contact Heather Kash with questions or to learn more!

Learn More or Register


Will they hurt your pets?

Cicadas are not particularly harmful to pets, but they can be a nuisance.

However, it's best to supervise your pet when they are outdoors during cicada season to prevent any potential issues:

  • If pets ingest too many cicadas, they can experience gastrointestinal issues such as vomiting and diarrhea;
  • The hard exoskeleton of a cicada can cause irritation to a pet's mouth or throat if they attempt to eat it;
  • Some pets (and people too!) may become overly excited or agitated by the loud buzzing sound cicadas make.

More information can be found on the ASPCA website.

Plant a seed for the cats and dogs of West Suburban Humane Society!

As the days get longer this spring, it means more time to focus on what matters most. Why not seize the extra moments and plan for tomorrow. It’s also an opportunity to support the future of WSHS with a gift in your estate plan.

WSHS has partnered with FreeWill to help you create a free will and make a lasting impact on the hundreds of homeless animals we care for every year.

Ready to start your Free Will?

Get Started Now

Have you already included us in your will? Follow the same link to let us know!

More Upcoming Events!

May 21, 2024| 5-8pm


Order online or in app for pickup using code

P O R T I L L O S 7 before checkout in the "Apply Offer" field, or show our flyer or a digital version to cashier when ordering at the restaurant and we will receive 20% of your order.

Download Flyer

June 19, 2024 | 7-9pm

Join us for a fun night of bingo at Alter Brewing to benefit the dogs and cats of WSHS!

NO CASH PRIZES; Play is for fun and token prizes

$25 per ticket, which includes 8 single use bingo cards. Additional cards available for purchase

Learn more at the link below!

Get Tickets!

September 29, 2024

Registration for Barkapalooza is OPEN!

5K Rescue Run

1 Mile Wagging Tails Walk


Pooch Smooch

Pet Contests

Food Trucks

Early-Bird Pricing for the 5k Rescue Run is only $30 now through June 5th.

Register or Learn More


Volunteer Opportunities
Collect Supplies for our Animals
Make a Donation


for supporting our mission. Because of you, we are able to provide shelter and love for homeless dogs and cats!

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