Animal Education & Rescue (AEAR)

We are a foster based organization. We do not have a shelter.

Animal Education and Rescue, NFP is an Illinois not for profit 501(c)(3) organization. We are committed to helping countless numbers of animals & people through rescue, education & therapy. All of our work is done through donations and our great team of voulnteers. Please consider joining us in our ongoing mission.

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Your Help is Needed

Click on an image below to learn more or contribute towards a particular animal or area we are in need of donations.

Fall Fundraiser Dinner – 12/1/18 6PM

Fall Fundraiser Dinner Registration

Price is $30.00 per person.  Please click on the appropriate selection based on the number of people you are bringing.

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Donation Total: $30.00

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Adoptable Pets

Adoptable Pets

Looking for a new family member? From dogs and cats to birds and bunnies, we are sure to have a furry (or feathered) friend who wants a forever home. Since our animals are all fostered we know a lot about their personalities, their likes and their dislikes. Please look through the available pets and make sure to read about our adoption process.



Since we do not have a shelter we are always in need of good foster homes. Fostering allows us to save more animals and allows us to learn about them so we can place them in just the right forever home. Please contact us to find out more about animals in need of fostering, their particular needs and if they would be a good fit for your family.



AEAR offers numerous programs and services for our community including Youth Groups that give kids hands-on experience and education with animals of all kinds, Humane Investigations of animal abuse, neglect and suspected violations throughout the Lake County area, and Pet Therapy that provides both mental an physical benefits.

We rely on your donations to keep our programs going

It is our hope you will find it in your heart to donate whatever you can. We need funding in order to continue our progress moving forward. Also, if you or someone you know would like to volunteer for Animal Education and Rescue please contact us. If you know of a person or a company that might be willing to donate, share this web site with them. We encourage and welcome your input and your participation.