If you don't rescue, don't breed ... Until there are none, ADOPT ONE!



Max and Neo Martingale collars, leashes and harnesses are well-made and we highly recommend them.  They also support rescues with periodic donations.  They are a wonderful company and provide an excellent product and are dedicated to helping rescues.


Cry for Help Rescue would like to wish Cheri and Steven a lifetime of love and happiness in their future together as husband and wife.  We would also like to thank Cheri and Steven for asking their friends and family to donate to Cry For Help Rescue.  We received so many wonderful donations and we cannot thank everyone enough for supporting Cry For Help Rescue.  This has allowed us to pay our veterinary bills, which is our largest expense.  We take in a lot of elderly dogs and cats and also a number of our animals are in need of extensive vetting.  Thank you Cheri and Steven and all your friends and family for these donations and for caring so much.


Cry For Help Rescue is working with River Valley Animal Rescue (An all volunteer shelter) in Momence.  The new shelter is located at: 3960 N. Vincennes Trail Momence, IL (815-507-5007).  Please come and see all of the wonderful animals being cared for at the shelter.  There is also a room dedicated for seniors and dogs with special needs.  They are not in crates but have couches and beds to lay on with a large screen TV.  They also have the company of other dogs.  This is a vision of Fran's, the founder of River Valley Animal Rescue, to have a place where they can live out their lives if they cannot be adopted.  Please come and see all of the wonderful animals looking for forever homes.  There are puppies, adult dogs, cats and kittens, birds and rabbits.

Thank you Brooke!

Brooke's family adopted Tony last year, he's an adorable Cairn Terrier.

Brooke has been sewing and selling holiday themed doggie bandannas. Brooke has made Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas bandannas so far, she plans on doing Easter and Valentine themed bandannas next. She has surprised our rescue by donating the proceeds to Cry for Help Rescue.  Brooke has raised $115 for the rescue.  

Pitbulls get a bad rap

Any breed of dog can be vicious.  Unfortunately Pit Bulls get a bad rap because the media sensationalizes the breed.  We work with all breeds and have come to know never to generalize a breed.  One of our adopters sent us this photo which speaks volumes.  Please do not discriminate or put all Pit Bulls in one category.  Just like people, some good/some bad.


Please see our Wish List section for story on Padraig and his birthday party invitation.

Thank you!

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Why Adopt from Cry For Help Rescue?

Adopt from Cry For Help Rescue and make a difference in the life of a homeless pet.
All our adoptable pets are rescued from high-kill animal control organizations, humane societies, and owner give-up situations within Illinois and Indiana. For every pet we adopt, we can save another life.

Before you adopt from any shelter or rescue group, please read our tips for successfully adopting a rescue dog at our page
Reasons to Adopt
1. Your new pet will be up-to-date with all required vaccinations including: Rabies, Bordetella, Distemper, Heart Worm and fecal tests
2. Your new pet will be spayed or neutered to help control pet overpopulation
3. Your new pet will have lived in a licensed foster home which will allow us to tell you more about your pet
4. Your new pet will have a micro-chip to help locate it if it is ever lost or stolen
5. You're doing a good thing - your new pet needs a great home like yours!

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In The Press

Read about Cry For Help Rescue in the news! This article is about one of our adopted dogs who is now a therapy dog!


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