About Us

Who We Are

We promote the humane care of all abandoned and stray animals in our community.  We are a no-kill shelter.  All of our pets leave the shelter for their forever homes micro-chipped, up to date on vaccines, and altered. 
Founded in 2002, Helping Strays is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization supported entirely by donations.  
Our lucky animals receive appropriate medical care, are featured on the Helping Strays website "adoption list" and are taken to several adoption events every month in an attempt to find permanent, loving homes.

Come Visit Us

We welcome you to stop by our facility located at 4221 Hanover Road in Columbia, IL.

Monday Closed to the Public

Tuesdays Closed to the Public

Wednesday 10-2

Wednesday 11-7 (Summer Only)

Thursday 11-7

Friday 11-7

Saturday 11-6

Sunday 12-4

Contact Helping Strays of Monroe County


Available Animals

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