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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 currently located at 300 W Harlem in Monmouth, IL. We are operating out of our temporary shelter at the moment but will be moving permanently very soon to our new building located at the same address. Viewing times are from 9:00pm-2:00pm Monday through Friday or by appointment.


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 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
Kim Randolph, Secretary
Jan Helms, Treasurer
Robbin Avery
Gene Bryant
Phil Cooper
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.