Many pet owners are struggling financially and Stateline area animal shelters want to help lessen that struggle.

Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary, in downtown Rockford, is waiving all fees. Microchipping is totally free.

"If you can't afford to feed your animal or you're struggling please come to us," Stephanie Lauer (Noahs' Ark Exec. Dir) said.

Noah's Ark is located at 111 N. First St. Rockford. By phone at (815) 962-2767, or visit

While Winnebago County Animal Services won't be waiving fees, they always work with families a price that works. Animal services also connects families with C.A.R.E for P.E.T.S., that offers financial support. Last year, C.A.R.E. for P.E.T.S. paid more than $10,000 toward reuniting impounded pets with their owners, according to

WCAS is located at 4517 N Main St, Rockford. By phone at
(815) 319-4112, or visit

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