100% No-Kill since our beginning in 2001
Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Our Mission and Guiding Principles


Our Beginnings and Mission

Animal Outreach Humane Society of McHenry County is a Northern Illinois, non-profit, IRS 501c3 volunteer humane organization. The organization was started by a group of 28 individuals from many different walks of life and age groups united in the belief of the importance and benefits of animals in our lives. Together the members of Animal Outreach has resolved to help facilitate the end of the killing of adoptable animals in our community. 

Animal Outreach believes in the conforms to the no-kill philosophy as described in the Declaration of the No Kill Movement in the United States


Mission Statement

 Animal Outreach Humane Society will become a community where no adoptable and or treatable animal or healthy feral cat is euthanized. This will be accomplished by creating, funding and managing proactive programs which prevent unwanted animals, educating the community on the problems of pet overpopulation and offering solutions, assisting in the altering of animals, reducing the numbers of feral cats via TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return and housing adoptive animals until a home can be found. 

Board Members

Sheryl Peters - President

Marcia Poedtke - Vice President

Sarah Lampel - Secretary

Joyce Crosbie - Treasurer

Sharon Balog - Fundraising 

Phil Wegrzyn 

Danielle Nyden

Vickie Harth

Teresa Hawkins

Lori Fluharty

Desiree Pagan


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