21800 Central Avenue, Matteson, IL 60443


Phone: 708-755-7387

2207 183rd St. Homewood, IL 60430

Phone: 708-960-3240

21800 Central Avenue, Matteson, IL 60443


Phone: 708-755-7387

2207 183rd St. Homewood, IL 60430

Phone: 708-960-3240

Donate today and help save lives!

SSHS is a self-operated, Guidestar Platinum certified 501(c)3 nonprofit animal shelter. Most of the work we do is made possible by the generosity of individual donors.
Thanks to our friends and supporters we average more than 3,000 adoptions a year and have a save rate of over 90%.
Join our effort today by making a one-time or monthly tax-deductible donation.

Ways to Help

Make a tax-deductible donation today to the South Suburban Humane Society animal shelter in Chicago and be a part of our effort to save the lives of homeless pets.

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Direct Donations

Make a tax-deductible donation today to be a part of our effort to save the lives of homeless pets.

Monthly Animal Shelter Donations

Monthly Giving Club

Enroll in our monthly giving program and join a special group of committed donors who help pets on an ongoing basis!

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In-Kind Donations

We rely heavily on donated goods to use in the shelter on a daily basis.

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Corporate and Event Sponsorship

We are pleased to offer a number of unique ways to involve corporate donors and recognize their generous support.

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Frosty Fund

In Frosty's name, we heal the sick, treat the broken, and fight for every life that comes into SSHS.

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Pets Are Family Community Care Fund

The fund helps provide financial assistance for pets and their owners to afford veterinary care.

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Planned Giving

Remembering us in your will, trust or other estate plans allows us to help hundreds of thousands of animals through our progressive programs and services.

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Host a Donation Drive

We'll provide everything you need to host a donation drive to help SSHS.

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Second Chance Resale Shop

Clean out your closet, attic, or garage and help homeless pets at the same time!

In-Kind Donations

We rely heavily on donated goods to use in the shelter on a daily basis. Here are some items that we could always use more of:
● Paper Towels ● Hand Sanitizer ● Hand Soap● Bleach● 8.5x11 Copy Paper● Non-Clumping Cat Litter● Foil Steam Trays (used as litter pans)● Canned Pate Cat Food● Purina Puppy Chow● Disposable Gloves● 55-Gallon Garbage Bags● Purina Cat/Kitten Chow● Large Rugs/Blankets/Towels● Kongs● Gift Cards to Walmart, Costco, OfficeMax, Amazon.com

Ship Directly To Us

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Want to ship donations directly to us?Visit our Amazon Smile Charity List!

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Are you a Chewy.com shopper? We have a Chewy.com wishlist where you can ship items directly to us!

Your donation saves lives.

Make a tax-deductible donation today to be a part of our effort to save the lives of homeless pets.

Donor Privacy Statement


South Suburban Humane Society (SSHS) respects the privacy of its donors. SSHS collects and maintains the following types of donor information when it is voluntarily provided to us:

- Contact information such as name, address, telephone number and e-mail address
- Giving information
- Information on events attended, publications received and special requests for program information
- Information provided by the donor in the form of comments and suggestions

This confidential information is kept on file for IRS purposes. It is also used to analyze overall giving patterns in order to make more accurate budget projections, as well as to understand donors’ interests in our mission and to update them on the organization’s plans and activities. This information may be shared with staff, board members, and consultants only on a confidential and need-to-know basis.

SSHS does not sell, rent, trade or share its donor list with any other organization. SSHS never sends out mailings on behalf of other organizations.

It is the policy of SSHS to communicate with donors according to their expressed preferences whenever possible. SSHS will discontinue or change the method used to contact any person upon that person’s oral or written request directed to the organization. Upon a person’s (or a person’s authorized representative’s) request that SSHS discontinue further contact, the person’s name and address will be promptly modified in the SSHS donor database to ensure that no further contact is made with the person.