Project Hope Humane Society

"We Give Hope Where There Is None"

Our Available Pet List

We try to keep our listings up-to-date but we are frequently receiving animals.
Please check our listings frequently or call the shelter to learn about animals that may not be listed yet. We may have the forever friend you're looking for.


Click to See Our Happy "Adopted" Tails!

Who We Are

Project Hope is no-kill, non-profit 501(c)(3) Animal Rescue Organization.
We provide a no-kill solution for unwanted, homeless animals in the Southern Illinois/western Kentucky area. We also strive to provide a high quality of life for the dogs and cats in our care by utilizing cat rooms, large kennels and enclosures, exercise and play, as well as good nutrition and vet care. For the dogs, we have almost a half acre fenced in for them to run and play in three times daily. The cats have large rooms, where they can climb, play or just hang out and cat nap on different levels. All animals are spayed and neutered, and kept up to date on vaccines and heartworm prevention (for dogs).

How You Can Help

We welcome volunteers, young or old! The animals sheltered at Project Hope need your loving touch and someone to play with them. Volunteers are also needed to walk the dogs, clean, feed, mow, do laundry, answer the phone, and write thank-you letters. Volunteers also assist with transporting animals to and from the veterinarian. Volunteers are always needed to participate with fundraising and working on our newsletters. Please call the shelter or email for details on how to become a volunteer. Won't you consider sharing a little of your time with them?

We also welcome those interested in providing foster homes for the animals. Do you have what it takes to be a foster parent, or have you ever thought of fostering a dog or cat? The shelter has many animals that are eligible for fostering. Fostering can help reduce stress while providing needed training for the pets.

Please call the shelter during business hours or email us at if you would like to volunteer or become a foster pet parent.


Project Hope Humane Society relies on donations from the public and adoption fees to fund the shelter. Your donations to Project Hope Humane Society are tax-deductible and greatly appreciated. No donation is too small. Donations may be made in person at the shelter or may be sent by check to Project Hope, P.O. Box 125, Metropolis IL 62960. You may also donate via Paypal at the following link:

Project Hope welcomes donations of a gift card from retailers such as Walmart, Petsmart, Lowes, Home Depot or others. These gift card donations allow the shelter to purchase items as they are needed.

Need a gift for a friend, co-worker, family member or special person, consider giving a Gift of Purpose. In return for your donation of at least $25 to Project Hope, we will wrap up a picture of a dog or cat now at the shelter and enclose a letter with the story of how they came to be at the shelter. We will deliver a neatly wrapped gift to the person you designate, and explain that a donation made in their honor helped provide care for this and other animals at Project Hope. These are available for any occasion including birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, retirement, in memory of or just because.

If you live in the Metropolis area, we collect aluminum cans and other aluminum products for recycling reimbursement. Cans may be dropped off at the shelter anytime in the barrels located on the north side of the building.

When you shop online please consider using iGive. Project Hope is a registered charity with iGive and receives much-needed funding when you and your friends shop online through iGive. Shopping or searching means a donation for Project Hope. A penny or more per search, a $5 bonus for your first purchase and up to 26% of your purchases at over 730 stores like Amazon, eBay, Travelocity, Home Depot, and many many more. Plus, you SAVE money with exclusive coupons/free shipping deals.This is a free service to you but can make a BIG difference for Project Hope and all our furry friends at the shelter. Bookmark the site and use if whenever shopping at online stores.

For more ways to donate items or help Project Hope, please visit the website at Project Hope Humane Society.

Come Visit Us

Project Hope Humane Society is open from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. We are closed Sunday and Monday. For more information or to arrange an appointment during other times, please contact the shelter during regular hours.

We are located just west of Metropolis, Illinois on Route 45 at 1698 West 10th St. near Airport Road, across from Little Tractor and Equipment.

Adopting a Forever Friend

Senior Pet Adoption Programs

Project Hope offers a Senior Pet Program with a reduced adoption rate for any kitty or doggy that is 8 years of age or older.

Senior Discount & Disability Discount Adoption Programs

Project Hope offers a Senior Discount Adoption Program for persons 60 and over that would like to open their heart and home to one of our furry friends. We also offer a discount program for persons with disabilities of any age. Both programs offer a discounted adoption rate for all cat/kittens or puppies/dogs.

Our Adoption Fees Include . . . .

Our adoption fee pays for the animal to be spay/neuter, vaccinations, Illinois state-required Microchip identification and other needed vet care. Routine health care that our puppies/dogs and kittens/cats receive includes deworming, flea/tick prevention, heartworm prevention, and ear mite treatment/prevention. The adoption fee also helps cover hidden costs such as food, litter, cleaning supplies, and medical treatment for those animals rescued that are injured or ill. Your one-time donation at the time of adoption is a gift that keeps on giving every time a dog or cat is rescued.

Adoption applications are available in PDF and Word version upon request. If you are interested in completing an application prior to your visit, please contact the shelter or email us for an application.

Not from the area but want to adopt from Project Hope . . . .

If you are interested in adopting from Project Hope and do not live in the area, please contact the shelter by email at or by phone at (618)524-8939. Special adoption rates may be available so please check with us. We will make every effort to work with approved adopters outside the immediate area to ensure our cats and dogs find loving forever homes.

Become A Project Hope Angel

If you are unable to adopt or foster a pet, then maybe a Project Hope Angel sponsorship is the best way for you to help. Sponsoring a shelter pet is easy. Being a Project Hope Angel means you are making a monthly donation to help cover the needs of the shelter pet of your choice. Many of these residents have been with us for many years.

Our Special Needs residents greatly benefit from sponsorship as they require additional medications and special care. A simple monthly donation of $20 will go a long way to provide food, care and routine healthcare for our dogs and cats. If you would like to become a Project Hope Angel, please contact email the shelter at

Wish List

Our current wish list of items needed include: cat food (can or dry), dog food (can or dry), Purina cat chow, Purina Kitten Chow, cat litter, cat litter box deodorizer, cat toys and treats, cat scratching posts, dog chew toys, dog biscuits, dog and cat beds, kitten milk replacer, puppy milk replacer, small bottles, heating pads, laundry detergent, dryer sheets, dish soap, bleach, floor cleaner, hand sanitizer, window cleaner, brooms, dustpans, paper towels, scrub brushes, stainless steel food bowls, large water bowls (ceramic or stainless steel), straw (for the winter months), and cedar chips (for bed bags). We are also in need of office supplies such as copy paper, office tape, Post It Notepads, paper clips, business envelopes, thank you cards, and stamps.

If you prefer, you may send a gift card from retailers such as Walmart, Petsmart, Lowes, Home Depot or others. These gift card donations allow the shelter to purchase items as they are needed.

Become a Facebook Fan

Come join the Project Hope Humane Society Facebook fan page. Check out the most up-to-date listing of our doggies and kitties. Join the conversation. Learn about upcoming events. Share a Happy Tail from a rescue adoption. Come join and support Project Hope.

Project Hope Humane Society
P.O. Box 125
1698 West 10th Street
Metropolis, IL 62960
Phone: 618-524-8939

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