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Midwest Animal Rescue Service

Murphysboro, IL

Our Mission

Our mission is to reduce the number of homeless pets through an adoption program. finding them loving, lifelong homes. Our shelter is located in southern Illinois, and our adoption events are held on scheduled weekends in Champaign, IL. The animals in our program usually come from less than desireable backgrounds, where owners could not provide proper care, or neglectful situations. Because of this, many of them come in with a variety of health issues that must be addressed prior to being ready to find a home. We do not have a public facility at this time, as this increases the chances of exposure to illness, and so that our animals can be observed and treated for the issues they have. We recommend interested adopters fill out an online application at our main website to request a meeting with an available animal. We are available via email and Facebook messenger for assistance!

Even if you cannot adopt a pet, you can still help us save lives! Click the link below to contribute to our no-kill adoption program! With the support of our adopters and contributors, we save hundreds of animals each year!

Helping one animal won't change the world...
But it will change the world for that animal.

Adoption Policy


If you are trying to contact us using Petfinder, you MUST leave YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS, or we will not be able to reply to you. PLEASE EMAIL US DIRECTLY at All adoption details are listed on our website AND in the description of the animal. If you still cannot find what your are looking for, we would be happy to assist you!

Visit: to complete an application. Applications are processed within 1 business day. As long as your application is approved, you will have the option to place one available animal on reservation (hold) for our upcoming adoption event.

Email: if we can assist you!

For our event schedule, please visit, or view our event calendar here, on PetFinder.

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