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Helping Strays of Monroe County

4221 Hanover Rd
Columbia, IL 62236

Our Mission

We promote the humane care of all abandoned and stray animals in our community.  We are a no-kill shelter.  All of our pets leave the shelter for their forever homes micro-chipped, up to date on vaccines, and altered. 


Founded in 2002, Helping Strays is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization supported entirely by donations.  


Our lucky animals receive appropriate medical care, are featured on the Helping Strays website "adoption list" and are taken to several adoption events every month in an attempt to find permanent, loving homes.

Adoption Policy

We welcome you to stop by our facility located at 4221 Hanover Road in Columbia, IL.

Monday  10-6
Tuesday  10-6
Wednesday  10-6  
Thursday  10-6
Friday 10-6
Saturday 10-4
Sunday  12-4

  • day hours
    Monday 10-6
    Tuesday 10-6
    Wednesday 10-6
    Thursday 10-6
    Friday 10-6
    Saturday 10-4
    Sunday 12-4
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