The Knox County Humane society is always in need of volunteers, Volunteer duties listed below.

Anyone 16 or under are only allowed to do the following

  • Play and groom Shelter cats
  • Donate dog and cat supplies
  • Raise money thru pledges during Doggie Jog
  • Volunteer to help clean the cat room
  • Greeter or helper at KCHS special events/fundraisers

Anyone 16 and above are allowed to do the following

  • Be Financial Contributors
  • Walk and care for shelter dogs
  • Play with and groom shelter Cats
  • Pick up Donations ; Run other errands for the Animal shelter
  • Greeter or helper at KCHS special Events/fundraisers
  • Afternoon cat room or kennel area volunteer
  • Handyman Specials-all repair work welcome
  • Grant Writing

Spay and Neuter your pets

The Knox County Humane Society like most other shelters and rescues was founded due to the need for a place to house and rehome unwanted/lost pets.  Spaying and neutering is not only beneficial for your pets health, Over time it even helps keep thousands of puppies and kittens from being born. Reducing the numbers of unwanted pets entering shelters.

donations/wish list 

The Knox County Humane Society is ALWAYS in need of Monetary donations, food donations, and various  other supplies for a list of these items click the button bellow.


1855 Windish Drive Galesburg Illinois



Hours Of Operation

Monday-Saturday 8AM-5PM

Except Holidays


To Report Animal Abuse or Neglect

First- Report to your local police department. (In Knox County Humane Society call:


Second- You may also call the shelter at 309-342-1275.  If after hours please leave a message.

Third- If you can do so Safely, Take a picture.