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.
Make a tax-deductible donation today to be a part of our effort to save the lives of homeless pets.
In Frosty's name, we heal the sick, treat the broken, and fight for every life that comes into SSHS.
Pets Are Family Community Care Fund
The fund helps provide financial assistance for pets and their owners to afford veterinary care.
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 ● Bleach● Laundry Detergent● 8.5x11 Copy Paper● Non-Clumping Cat Litter● Clumping Cat Litter● Foil Steam Trays (used as litter pans)● Canned Pate Cat Food● Purina Puppy Chow● Purina Smartblend Chicken and Rice Adult Dog Food● 55-Gallon Garbage Bags● Purina Cat/Kitten Chow● Large Rugs/Blankets/Towels● Kongs● Gift Cards Amazon.com
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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.