We are the only Animal Shelter in Knox County licensed by the Illinois Department of Agriculture with the State of Illinois.

Hours Of Operation

Monday-Saturday 8AM-5PM

Except Holidays


Knox County Humane Society

 Mission statement

  • To promote the humane treatment of animals, prevent cruelty to animals and provide education to enhance the human- animal bond and to end pet over-population.

Vision statement

  • The Knox County Humane Society envisions a time when our community celebrates the human-animal bond and treats all fellow beings with care,  compassion, empathy, and respect.
  • Our goal is to represent our Shelter as a happy, cheerful place where people come for pet adoption, education, training, pet information, recreation and community events.
  • To become a unified Community by: Intervention which includes sheltering and investigations, through Prevention with education and outreach, and though Advocacy with leadership and public acknowledgement that shows just how pets enrich our lives.

1855 Windish Dr. Galesburg, IL 61401






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