Our mission is to promote the humane treatment of companion animals and create lasting human-animal bonds.



Volunteers are at the heart of the daily operations of the Naperville Area Humane Society. We rely heavily on volunteers to provide care for the animals in our shelter, foster dogs and cats, coordinate educational events, and more. Volunteering with the Naperville Area Humane Society is a feel-good way to give back to your local community.

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We host fun events throughout the year. Each event builds community and directly benefits the dogs and cats of the Naperville Area Humane Society.
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In 1979, a small group of us gathered to make a reality come true for lost and unwanted animals who needed a safe and secure place while waiting for their chance at a “forever” home. Today, Ray and I continue to be proud and active members of the Naperville Area Humane Society because of the wonderful care and compassion provided to thousands of wonderful animals.
— Candy and Ray Knippenberg