2021 Vaccination Clinic

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. 

Our first clinic and pet food pantry will take place on Saturday, April 17th 2021 from 11am to 4pm at the Salvation Army Norridge Citadel, 8354 W Foster Avenue, Norridge, IL 60706. 

Complete your form online for dogs.
Complete your form online for cats.

About the Clinic 

  • There will only be supplies available for a limited number of pets, so the clinic will operate on a first-come first-served basis. For this reason, visitors should be prepared for a wait of up to two hours. Once all spots are filled, visitors will be referred to the next Heartland vaccine clinic or a Chicago area low-cost veterinary clinic. 
  • The clinic will provide curbside service. Pet owners will wait in their car while they are checked in and until it is their pet’s turn to be seen, at which point a veterinary assistant will come to their car to bring the pet to the veterinarian. 
  • The clinic will only be equipped to provide the vaccines and services listed below. If your pet is ill or injured, please 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. 


  • All cats must be in carriers, for their own safety as well as that of clinic staff. 
  • 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). 
  • Please bring any previous medical and vaccine records you have for your pet. ● Please bring as few family members as possible. All visitors will be required to wait in their car for the duration of their time at the clinic. 
  • Please bring a face mask (and masks for any family members) to wear while car windows are rolled down (for example, while staff check your pet in and explain procedures).

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

Dog Services 

  • DA2PP vaccine 
    • 5-in-one distemper combo vaccine, recommended for all dogs 6 weeks or older 
  • Rabies vaccine 
    • Required for all dogs 4 months or older unless a valid rabies certificate is presented 

Cat Services 

  • FVRCP vaccine 
    • 3-in-one feline distemper combo vaccine, recommended for all cats 6 weeks or older 
  • Rabies vaccine 
    • Required for all cats 4 months or older unless a valid rabies certificate is presented

All services will be offered free of charge.

Rabies Tags 

Pet owners can use the rabies certificate their pet is issued at the clinic to purchase rabies tags through the animal services/animal control department of the county they reside in. Visit the appropriate page linked below for instructions on purchasing a rabies tag and your county’s laws regarding tags; in some counties, pet owners can receive citations or fines for failing to purchase or display rabies tags. 

  • Cook county: https://www.cookcountyil.gov/service/rabies-vaccination-tags ● DuPage county: https://www.dupageco.org/AnimalServices/1186/
  • Lake county: https://www.lakecountyil.gov/2488/Rabies-Tags-Registration-Fees ● Kane county: http://www.kanecountypets.com/Fees.aspx\
  • Will county: https://www.willcountyillinois.com/County-Offices/Public-Health-and-Safety/Animal-Control/Rabies-Vaccinations-and-Registration
  • McHenry county: https://www.mchenrycountyil.gov/county-government/departments-a-i/health-department/ veterinary-division-animal-control/rabies-tag-request

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 

Chicago Area Spay/Neuter Clinics

Please note that these may also offer low-cost vaccines.

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


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