2021 Vaccination Clinics

Heartland Animal Shelter is excited to announce a series of curbside vaccine clinics and pet food pantries for low-income Chicagoland pet owners!

Heartland offers these events to help our struggling neighbors meet their pet’s needs, with a pet food pantry and dog & cat core vaccines. These vaccines prevent potentially deadly diseases that can require expensive treatment. Some of these diseases are contagious to other animals, so vaccines will help slow and limit the spread of these diseases among pets in our communities.

Upcoming Clinics:

Saturday, October 9th
South parking lot of Westside Technical Institute
2430 W 31st St in Chicago, IL (no parking available before 8AM)
Offering cat and dog vaccines and microchips

About the Clinic

  • Visitors should be prepared for a long wait (up to several hours) and should bring anything they may need during that time (water, snacks, etc.). At most clinics, restrooms will NOT be available. If supplies run out, visitors will be referred to another free vaccine clinic or a Chicago area low-cost animal hospital.
  • Clinics will only be equipped to provide the vaccines and services listed for that event. If your pet is ill or injured, seek appropriate care at a full-service animal hospital (scroll down for a list of Chicago area low-cost veterinary clinics). The clinic will not be equipped to provide care for any serious vaccine reactions; if your pet has a reaction to one of the vaccines they receive, you must seek appropriate care at a full-service animal hospital.


  • Dogs must be leashed to a secure collar or harness
  • Cats must be in a carrier
  • Puppies and kittens must be at least 6 weeks old to receive vaccines
  • Any pets 4 months or older who do not have a rabies certificate showing current vaccination status will be required to get a rabies vaccine
  • Pets should be in good overall health and have no history of a reaction to a vaccine. Pets who do not meet these criteria will be referred to a full-service animal hospital (scroll down for a list of Chicago area low-cost veterinary clinics).

What to Bring:

  • If your pet is up-to-date on their rabies vaccine, you must bring their rabies certificate showing the date the pet was vaccinated (any pets 4 months or older who do not have a rabies certificate showing current vaccination status will be required to get a rabies vaccine). If you think your pet is up-to-date on some vaccines, you can bring their previous medical records.
  • Please bring as few family members as possible; vaccine clinics are not a good environment for young children
  • Water, snacks, and anything else you may need for a long wait
  • If your dog may need a muzzle, please bring one

Have any additional questions or concerns? Contact alex@heartlandanimalshelter.org.


All services will be offered free of charge.


Chicago Area Spay/Neuter Clinics (these clinics also offer low-cost vaccines and microchips)

  • Tree House Veterinary Wellness Center: 7225 N Western Ave. Chicago, IL 60645 872-302-4671 TreeHouseAnimals.org/VWC
  • The Chatka Ruggiero Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic: 1011 Garfield St. Oak Park, IL 708-848-8155 AnimalCareLeague.org
  • A.D.O.P.T. Pet Shelter Clinic: 420 Industrial Dr. Naperville, IL 630-355-2299 Ext. 223 AdoptPetShelter.org/clinic
  • PAWS Chicago Lurie Spay/Neuter Clinic: 3516 W. 26th St, Chicago, IL 773-521-7729 PawsChicago.org/SpayNeuter
  • Anti-Cruelty Society: 157 W. Grand Ave, Lower Level, Chicago, IL 312-645-8051 AntiCruelty.org/Spay-Neuter


Chicago Area Low-Cost Veterinary Clinics

(most of these clinics provide limited services; check websites and/or call to see if they can provide care for your pet’s condition)

  • Wright-Way Rescue Veterinary Clinic: 5915 Lincoln Avenue. Morton Grove, IL 60043 847-728-5435 WrightWayVet.org
  • Animal Welfare League Clinic: 10305 Southwest Hwy. Chicago Ridge, IL 708-636-8586 AnimalWelfareLeague.com
  • South Suburban Humane Low-Cost Clinic: 137 W. Joe Orr Rd. Chicago Heights, IL 708-755-1110 SouthSuburbanHumane.org
  • Fox Valley Animal Welfare League: 11 John St. North Aurora, IL 630-800-2254 fvawl.org
  • Cat Nap from the Heart: 1101 Beach Ave. LaGrange Park, IL 708-352-3914 CatnapFromTheHeart.org/Catnap-Clinic
  • NAWS: 9981 W. 190th St, Unit A Mokena, IL 708-478-5102 nawsus.org
  • Spay Illinois Pet Well Clinic: 2765 Maple Ave. Lisle, IL 630-961-8000 SpayIllinois.org
  • Spay Neuter Illinois Pets: 2201 Glenwood Ave. Joliet, IL 815-630-4411 SnipSociety.org



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