Hoopeston Animal Rescue Team (HART)
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A No-Kill, Open Intake Animal Shelter in Hoopeston, Illinois 
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Hoopeston Animal Rescue Team (HART) went to Texas!  Here is part of the team on TV.  I'm sorry but you will have to watch a 12 second advertisement before the video and if you can help in any way, the animals would really appreciate it!  Please call the shelter at 217-283-0779!   Please click here or on the picture below to see HART on TV.

Update to follow shortly!


My name is Brady and I am a senior black dog that has been behind bars for 486 days and counting. All I want is a family to call my own. I don't want to live out the remainder of my years in a shelter. Please help me find a family that I can love. HART 217.283.0779. Adoption fee is sponsored to right home. Thank you in advance for sharing.

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  Amazon Wish List!   Any donations would be greatly appreciated!  Please click here or on either of the pictures directly below if you can help.


HART is thrilled to announce that we have acquired 6 acres of property with the help of a very genorous, anonymous donor!  Our future address will be 999 Route 9 in Hoopeston, Illinois!!

This is something that the team has dreamed of for 4 years and we could not have accomplished something so amazing without the help of each and every one of you! Our supporters, donations, sponsors and adopters are the reason that, we as a team, can continue to rescue and save so many lives!

To achieve our goal of building the new shelter, the team would like to form a fundraising committee to continue achieving our goal of building a bigger, better shelter to serve the community! Our fundraising chair person is Sharon Carl Polson. Sharon and Terry are both a huge asset to the shelter and we could not be more thankful for everything they do for the community! If you would like to be part of the committee and be a part of our dream, please contact us now!  You can contact us at 217-283-0779 or email us at

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Dog farming is a large part of the economy for many Amish communities. Lancaster, PA - Holmes County, OH - Shipshewana, IN - home to thousands of breeding dogs. The dogs in these Amish mills are treated like livestock. They will spend their entire lives in a cage, being bred until they can longer produce and then they kill them.


After Dakota came to the shelter, we immediately began treating him and tried antibiotics prescribed by our vet to help his skin heal where the 100's of ticks infested his body after he was left to die in the woods. The vet requested additional biopsies and The University of Michigan was more than happy to help a rescue dog! Now we know what is taking a toll on our boy. Dakota is fighting a staph (schlefferi) infection and he will start with a new medication and weekly medicated baths. He has a form of mrsa but not the pathologic one that is contagious. Dakota was originally found in the woods, shot, heartworm disease positive and positive for Lyme's disease too. He is fighting hard to become as healthy as he can be so he can be adopted into a forever home. Dakota is the sweetest soul one would ever meet. He is kind with all, a definite favorite, he is good with other dogs he is good with cats and he is house trained. This boys gentle eyes tell his story.

Dakota has now been diagnosed with Pemphigus but is doing great!  Here is some information on this at this website:

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