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About Us


Western Illinois Animal Rescue, Inc. (WIAR) is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We were founded in 2000 by a group of caring citizens from Warren County, Illinois who wanted to help animals in need. WIAR is a “NO KILL” organization. We do not euthanize any of the animals in our care unless it is medically our only option. We are 100% volunteer operated.


Western Illinois Animal Rescue is  located at 300 W Harlem in Monmouth, IL. Viewing times are Monday and Tuesday 2:30-5:30, Wednesday and Thursday by appointment only, Friday 4:00-6:00, Saturday and Sunday 10:00-2:00. You can also schedule an appointment during our off hours depending on availability of staff.


In addition to the animals we have on site, we have a strong relationship with the Warren County Animal Shelter, which is a kill facility, and have cats and kittens available for adoption at Monmouth Small Animal Hospital and Pet Supplies Plus in Galesburg. We have also teamed up with PetSmart for cat and kitten adoptions on a rotating schedule.

We work in conjunction with the community, City and County animal control, and Monmouth Small Animal Hospital to help animals in need. We have great community support and it is because of them our new building is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2018.

Board Members

Dan Porter, President

Phil Cooper, Vice President

Kim Randolph, Secretary

Jan Helms, Treasurer

Robbin Avery

Gene Bryant

Kathy Shamblin

Jessica Grissom

Becka Livingston

More Information

If you have questions about our organization, please drop us an email or message us on Facebook.

Please consider becoming a member, volunteering, or helping with upcoming events.