Pet Care

Just Animals Shelter is a non-profit, no-kill animal shelter.  We are a 501(c)3 organization. We recieve no tax-payer dollars or government funding.  Any money we have is donated by caring community members or raised ourselves, and any money donated to us is tax deductible.

We started in 1997 and have since saved thousands of animals.  In 2010 alone, Just Animals rescued and found homes for 435 cats and dogs.

In 2009, the shelter started its Wellness Clinic program, further benefiting members of the community and their furry friends.

Just Animals will only keep growing and improving with the loving support of community members like you!


Just Animals Low-Cost Pet Wellness Clinic            


Dogs Cats
Exam Fee $10 Exam Fee $10
1-year Rabies Vaccine $12 1-year Rabies Vaccine $12
3-year Rabies Vaccine $25 3-year Rabies Vaccine $25
DA2PPV (Distemper Combo) $12 FVRCP-CH (Distemper Combo) $12
Bordetella Vaccine $12 FELV Vaccine $12
Lepto Vaccine $12 FIV/FELV Test $20
Lyme Vaccine $20
Heartworm Test $20
Heartworm Preventative $4 – $6
Frontline $11-$14
Micro chipping $20 Micro chipping $20
Deworming prices vary Deworming prices vary


Scheduled Wellness Clinics: IF YOU KNOW OF A PLACE IN YOUR COMMUNITY THAT COULD HOST US…..PLEASE CALL JODY AT 815.830.6568 (all we need is the space, we provide everything else.)This is a list of a scheduled wellness clinics in the surrounding areas.  To make an appointment for a clinic, call the Wellness Clinic line at (815) 830-6568We are at the Aurora Animal Control Facility the second Saturday of every month.and at the TSC in Peoria the 1st saturday of every month

Fri, February 16, 3pm – 7pm @ Rural King, 15606 US-34, Plano
Sat, February 17, 11am – 3pm @ Forepaws, 829 S Ridge Rd, Minooka
Sun, February 18, 11am – 2pm @ Country Lane, 2104 Main Street, Mendota
Tue, February 20, 2pm – 6pm @ The Feed Loft Pet Supplies, 23930 S Northern Illinois Dr, Channahon
Fri, February 23, 3pm – 7pm @ Dog of Your Dreams, 603 E Railroad St, Sandwich
Sat, February 24, 9am – 2pm @ Aurora Animal Control, 600 S River St, Aurora
Fri, March 2, 3pm – 7pm @ Rural King, 15606 US-34, Planono

Knowing that animal care is close to people’s hearts in the area, but not in the budget, Just Animals is bringing affordable basic care to the surrounding communities.  The clinics offer several basic vaccines including rabies vaccines, heartworm tests and preventative for dogs, flea and tick preventative, FIV/FELV tests for cats, microchipping, deworming, and basic exams.

Every clinic helps 60-80 animals and their wonderful caretakers.  In this economy we need to help all the dogs and cats we can!  We are so happy to be part of the solution to the high costs pet parents encounter.  Thank you so much for your support and donations!

If you are planning on bringing a pet to a clinic:

If you have a dog, please make sure to bring it in on a leash or in a carrier (if it is small enough).  Please no flexi-leashes or other retractable leashes!  We need you to keep track of your animals at all times.  Even if your dog is healthy and great with others, some of the other dogs at the clinic may not be.  Safety and health are our top priorities!

If you have a dog that can be aggressive with people or other animals, even just on occasion, please let us know.  If you can bring a well-fitting muzzle of your own, that’s great.  If not, we have muzzles on hand that we can use.  No one wants to get bit!

If you are bringing in a cat, please make sure to bring it in a carrier.  Please do not just walk in holding your cat.  There are always many dogs at the clinics.  It can be loud and scary for our feline friends, and we don’t want them getting loose and/or lost.  If you do not have a carrier of your own, we keep one on hand that we can lend you to transport your cat safely to and from your car.  Let us know!

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