Approved Humane Investigators

Approved Humane Investigators

Approved Humane Investigators are persons approved by the Department to determine whether or not there has been a violation of the Illinois Humane Care for Animals Act.  Approved Humane Investigators must have membership in or be employed by a humane society.  They are sponsored by the humane society in which the are members of or employed by.  They are not employed by and do not represent the Illinois Department of Agriculture.

The list below contains the names of current approved humane investigators and their sponsoring humane society.  

While some law enforcement and licensed animal control facilities are included on the list, these entities are not required to obtain Department approval in order to administer and enforce the Illinois Humane Care for Animals Act.


Sponsoring OrganizationApproved Humane InvestigatorOrganization AddressCityApproval Expires
A Caring Place Humane Society - All BreedAnia Religa6742 MeadowCrest Dr.Downers Grove12/31/2018
A Ray of Hope For Animal WelfareJennifer ScherrerP.O. Box 113Eldorado12/31/2018
Angels on Wheels Animal Rescue, NFPSusan Pratl3611 Lawrence DriveNaperville12/31/2019
Animal Education and Rescue, NFPSandy Wisniewski523 West Park AvenueLibertyville12/31/2019
Animal Education and Rescue, NFPWilliam Wittenberg523 West Park AvenueLibertyville12/31/2019
Animal Education and Rescue, NFPCindy Williams523 West Park AvenueLibertyville12/31/2019
Animal Protective LeagueAndrew Smith1001 Taintor RdSpringfield12/31/2019
Animal Welfare LeagueVictor Pirofalo6224 South WabashChicago12/31/2019
Animal Welfare LeagueAnthony Estrada6224 South WabashChicago12/31/2019
Animal Welfare LeagueDiane Spyrka6224 South WabashChicago12/31/2019
Australian Cattle Dog Rescue of ILMary E. King20996 N. Miller Lake LnTexico12/31/2018
Australian Cattle Dog Rescue of ILSue Christianson20996 N. Miller Lake LnTexico12/31/2018
Australian Shepherd Rescue Midwest, Inc.David Thurman1650 Green Briar DriveMetamore12/31/2019
Bartlett PoliceDavid Lacriola228 S. Main StBartlett12/31/2019
Bertell FarmsLora Bertell1217 Barberry LaneBelvidere12/31/2019
Blackdog All Breed Dog RescueMegan AlbrightP.O. Box 2743Glenview12/31/2019
C. O. P. E.Julie Lalowski2635 S. Jugtown RdCoal City12/31/2018
Central Illinois Sheltie RescueNatalie Whalen-Potter21135 East 1750 N RoadTowanda12/31/2018
Central Illinois Sheltie RescueMike Potter21135 East 1750 N RoadTowanda12/31/2018
Centralia Humane SocietyTammy Travis8190 Shattuc RoadCentralia12/31/2019
Centralia Humane SocietyHanna Garrison8190 Shattuc RoadCentralia12/31/2019
Centralia Humane SocietyShannon Garrison8190 Shattuc RoadCentralia12/31/2019
Champaign County Humane SocietyJennifer Robinson1911 East Main StreetUrbana12/31/2018
Champaign County Humane SocietyNatalie Piper1911 East Main StreetUrbana12/31/2018
Champaign County Humane SocietyHollie Spicer1911 East Main StreetUrbana12/31/2018
Champaign County Humane SocietyAlicia Schneider1911 East Main StreetUrbana12/31/2018
Chicago Animal Care and ControlSusan Russell2741 South WesternChicago12/31/2018
Chicago Canine Rescue Foundation (CCRF)Jennifer Collins5272 North ElstonChicago12/31/2019
Chicagoland Bully Breed RescueRosanne Terry8020 N. OketoChicago12/31/2018
City of Salem Animal Control ProgramBrian E. Hunt201 South Rotan AveSalem12/31/2018
City of Salem Animal Control ProgramRussel Paddick201 South Rotan AveSalem12/31/2019
Clinton County Animal ControlDonald W. DeitersClinton County CourthouseCarlyle12/31/2018
Dekalb County Animal ShelterRoberta Shoaf16173 Baseline RoadGenoa12/31/2019
Dewitt County Animal ControlKristina Deerwester16173 Baseline RoadGenoa12/31/2018
E. A. R. S.Kathy Utz1011 Cardinal DrEffingham12/31/2019
E. A. R. S.Donna Columbus1011 Cardinal DrEffingham12/31/2019
E. A. R. S.Sally Perles1011 Cardinal DrEffingham12/31/2019
Exotic Wildlife Sanctuary, NFPElizabeth Kleist3841 Arthur AvenueBrookfield12/31/2019
Fortunate Pooches and Lab Rescue, Inc.Jill Foley1417 North Lake Shore DriveRound Lake Beach12/31/2018
Fortunate Pooches and Lab Rescue, Inc.Ifet Orec1417 North Lake Shore DriveRound Lake Beach12/31/2018
Gateway Pet GuardiansJanet Roberts30 Howard DriveBelleville12/31/2018
Gateway Pet GuardiansAllison Busby30 Howard DriveBelleville12/31/2018
Gateway Pet GuardiansSara Cordevant30 Howard DriveBelleville12/31/2018
Happy Tails, Inc.Mark Razo1408 McNeill RoadRock Falls12/31/2019
HarpsNancy McClure242 Oak Knoll RoadBarrington12/31/2018
HarpsDonna Ewing242 Oak Knoll RoadBarrington12/31/2018
HarpsSheila Eiler242 Oak Knoll RoadBarrington12/31/2018
HarpsJason Bitton242 Oak Knoll RoadBarrington12/31/2018
HarpsJean Adams242 Oak Knoll RoadBarrington12/31/2018
HarpsRobin Shafer242 Oak Knoll RoadBarrington12/31/2018
HarpsSteven Schwertsgeger242 Oak Knoll RoadBarrington12/31/2018
HarpsRonda Griffin242 Oak Knoll RoadBarrington12/31/2018
Heartland Animal ShelterPamela Kitis2975 Milwaukee AvenueNorthbrook12/31/2018
Henry County Animal ShelterRick NelsonPO Box 153Cambridge12/31/2018
Highland Animal ShelterLeah DevanyPO Box 307Highland12/31/2019
Hooved Animal Humane SocietyLucy Fick10804 McConnell RoadWoodstock12/31/2018
Hooved Animal Humane SocietyYvonne M. Clifford10804 McConnell RoadWoodstock12/31/2018
Hooved Animal Humane SocietyMitzie Leonard10804 McConnell RoadWoodstock12/31/2018
Hooved Animal Humane SocietyAnthony Baker10804 McConnell RoadWoodstock12/31/2018
Hooved Animal Humane SocietyAimee Kirby10804 McConnell RoadWoodstock12/31/2018
Hooved Animal Humane SocietyChristine Shiel10804 McConnell RoadWoodstock12/31/2018
Hooved Animal Humane SocietyKathleen Rerko-Smith10804 McConnell RoadWoodstock12/31/2018
Hooved Animal Humane SocietyAschley Hopkins10804 McConnell RoadWoodstock12/31/2018
Hooved Animal Humane SocietyTerry Herbig10804 McConnell RoadWoodstock12/31/2018
Hooved Animal Humane SocietyKandy Waldie10804 McConnell RoadWoodstock12/31/2019
Hooved Animal Humane SocietyKayla Smith10804 McConnell RoadWoodstock12/31/2019
Hooved Animal Humane SocietyJenna Dickson10804 McConnell RoadWoodstock12/31/2019
Hooved Animal Humane SocietyKimber Pritt10804 McConnell RoadWoodstock12/31/2019
Hooved Animal Humane SocietyMichael Ann Hallin10804 McConnell RoadWoodstock12/31/2019
Hooved Animal Humane SocietyTabitha Starjnski10804 McConnell RoadWoodstock12/31/2019
Hooved Animal Humane SocietyDebra Kahoun10804 McConnell RoadWoodstock12/31/2019
Hooved Animal Humane SocietyHaley Oesch10804 McConnell RoadWoodstock12/31/2019
Hooved Animal Humane SocietyMary Hood10804 McConnell RoadWoodstock12/31/2019
Hooved Animal Humane SocietyMary Brennan10804 McConnell RoadWoodstock12/31/2019
Hooved Animal Humane SocietyDenise DeCicco10804 McConnell RoadWoodstock12/31/2019
Hooved Animal Humane SocietyPamela Sourelis10804 McConnell RoadWoodstock12/31/2019
Hooved Animal Humane SocietyTracy McGonigle10804 McConnell RoadWoodstock12/31/2019
Hooved Animal Humane SocietyLarissa Bokan10804 McConnell RoadWoodstock12/31/2019
Hooved Animal Humane SocietyJennifer Alvrez10804 McConnell RoadWoodstock12/31/2019
Hooved Animal Humane SocietyJody Zyck10804 McConnell RoadWoodstock12/31/2019
Hooved Animal Humane SocietyQuandee Gregory10804 McConnell RoadWoodstock12/31/2019
Humane Society of Logan CountyCarol ShroyerPO Box 404Lincoln12/31/2018
Illinois HumaneAndrea WaltersP.O. Box 512Springfield12/31/2018
Illinois HumaneJoe BlankenshipP.O. Box 512Springfield12/31/2019
Illinois HumaneAngela HayesP.O. Box 512Springfield12/31/2019
Illinois HumaneJane McBrideP.O. Box 512Springfield12/31/2019
Itasca Police DepartmentKatlyn Jezior540 W. Irving Park RdItasca12/31/2018
Joliet Twp Animal Control CenterCharles Nelson2807 West McDonough StreetJoliet12/31/2019
Kankakee County Humane FoundationKathleen (Wright) Vaccaro Fegan2214 South State Route 1St. Anne12/31/2019
Kankakee County Humane FoundationJamie Jamnik2214 South State Route 1St. Anne12/31/2019
Kankakee County Humane FoundationJordan Chapman2214 South State Route 1St. Anne12/31/2019
Knox County Humane SocietyJohn Ring1855 Windish DriveGalesburg12/31/2018
Knox County Humane SocietyTanner Smith1855 Windish DriveGalesburg12/31/2018
Lake County Animal Care and ControlCourtney Randle18736 West Peterson RoadLibertyville12/31/2019
Lake County Animal Care and ControlRenee Wright18736 West Peterson RoadLibertyville12/31/2019
Lake Shore Animal ShelterHenry TrenkleP.O. Box 40Park Ridge12/31/2018
Macoupin County Animal ControlBuzie Bertagnolli21640 Route 4Carlinville12/31/2018
Mama V's Puppy SanctuaryDebi VincentP.O. Box 15Richview12/31/2019
Marion Animal ControlKevin Askew1102 Tower SquareMarion12/31/2019
Marion Animal ControlShanna Askew1102 Tower SquareMarion12/31/2019
McDonough County Animal ShelterKelsey Havens101 East Tower RoadMacomb12/31/2018
McDonough County Animal ShelterBilly Ruple101 East Tower RoadMacomb12/31/2018
Monroe County Animal PoundEric Allscheid619 Poplar StreetWaterloo12/31/2019
Mundelein Police DepartmentJoshua Peterson221 North LakeMundelein12/31/2018
Mundelein Police DepartmentCSO Miguel Banuelos221 North LakeMundelein12/31/2019
My Loveable AngelsKenneth Masi2888 Essington StBloomington12/31/2018
My Loveable AngelsAnna Paxton2888 Essington StBloomington12/31/2018
My Loveable AngelsMichelle Masi2888 Essington StBloomington12/31/2018
NawsKimberly Bandusky9981 W. 190Th St Ste AMokena12/31/2018
NawsStacy Gaskins9981 W. 190Th St Ste AMokena12/31/2018
Peoria County Animal Protection ServicesLauren Malmberg2600 NE Perry AvePeoria12/31/2018
Pound Pets IncAdame Dunnavant718 HarrisonJerseyville12/31/2019
Pound Pets IncDebra Crisswell718 HarrisonJerseyville12/31/2019
Prairieland Anti-Cruelty ProgramJudith Warmbrier2173 CR 750 EChampaign12/31/2018
Prairieland Anti-Cruelty ProgramLisa Clark2173 CR 750 EChampaign12/31/2018
Protecting Animals Welfare SocietyLisa Jackson400 W. WalnutJacksonville12/31/2019
Putnam County Animal ControlLaurie Glenn107 West MainMcNabb12/31/2018
R.A.I.N. of Central Illinois, Inc.George Chavez4050 East 1625 NorthDanvers12/31/2018
R.A.I.N. of Central Illinois, Inc.Randy Wheat4050 East 1625 NorthDanvers12/31/2018
R.A.I.N. of Central Illinois, Inc.Richard Rich4050 East 1625 NorthDanvers12/31/2019
Red Door Animal ShelterRebecca Weber2410 West LuntChicago12/31/2018
S.H.A.R.E.Teri Talach313 N. Mattis, Suite 103Champaign12/31/2018
S.H.A.R.E.Linda Hartig313 N. Mattis, Suite 103Champaign12/31/2019
S.H.A.R.E.Wolf Hartig313 N. Mattis, Suite 103Champaign12/31/2019
S.H.A.R.E.Linda Hewerdine313 N. Mattis, Suite 103Champaign12/31/2019
Save-A-Pet Adoption CenterNicole O'ConnorP.O. Box 266Grayslake12/31/2018
Save-A-Pet Adoption CenterSally HubbardP.O. Box 266Grayslake12/31/2018
Save-A-Pet Adoption CenterSusan RyanP.O. Box 266Grayslake12/31/2018
Save-A-Pet Adoption CenterJennifer (Lasky) HoglundP.O. Box 266Grayslake12/31/2018
Save-A-Pet Adoption CenterMichelle GrimmP.O. Box 266Grayslake12/31/2018
Save-A-Pet Adoption CenterCollin SpencerP.O. Box 266Grayslake12/31/2019
Save-A-Pet Adoption CenterAda FrittsP.O. Box 266Grayslake12/31/2019
Save-A-Pet Adoption CenterSue SvizzeroP.O. Box 266Grayslake12/31/2019
Save-A-Pet Adoption CenterChristopher NorrisP.O. Box 266Grayslake12/31/2019
Save-A-Pet Adoption CenterPaul JohnsonP.O. Box 266Grayslake12/31/2019
Save-A-Pet Adoption CenterLisa VelezP.O. Box 266Grayslake12/31/2019
Save-A-Pet Adoption CenterPatricia SvizzeroP.O. Box 266Grayslake12/31/2019
Schone's Equine Rescue, IncMichelle Sweeney18711 13th StMilan12/31/2018
Schone's Equine Rescue, IncDeborah Schone18711 13th StMilan12/31/2018
Second Chance Pet Adoptions, Inc.Heather Wantland-Welch1701 East Washington StreetClinton12/31/2019
Second Chance Pet Adoptions, Inc.Irene Sloat1701 East Washington StreetClinton12/31/2019
Showing Animals Respect and Kindness (SHARK)Janet EnochP.O. Box 28Geneva12/31/2019
Sunrise Center Animal RescueVirginia Marsick4370 East 3500 S RoadSt. Anne12/31/2018
Sunrise Center Animal RescueJeff Montalta4370 East 3500 S RoadSt. Anne12/31/2019
The Anti-Cruelty Society, Inc.William Caprio157 West Grand AvenueChicago12/31/2019
The Anti-Cruelty Society, Inc.Dotty Cowles-Newton157 West Grand AvenueChicago12/31/2019
The Darla FoundationDebra MatthiasP.O. Box 94Coal City12/31/2019
Urbana Police DepartmentAmy Anderson400 S Vine StUrbana12/31/2019
W.I.L.D. Canine RescueJill Egizzi3309 Robbins Rd #109Springfield12/31/2018
W.I.L.D. Canine RescueTara Davlin3309 Robbins Rd #109Springfield12/31/2019
W.I.L.D. Canine RescueMary Coventry3309 Robbins Rd #109Springfield12/31/2019
W.I.L.D. Canine RescueJodi Egizii-Baptist3309 Robbins Rd #109Springfield12/31/2019
Warrenville Animal ControlJoshua Perry3S245 Warren AvenueWarrenville12/31/2018

 Animal Control Facilities

Some Animal Control Administrators and Animal Control Officers choose to obtain approval as Approved Humane Investigators, however, the Illinois Animal Control Act and the Illinois Humane Care for Animals Act provides these officials with the authority to administer and enforce the Humane Care for Animals Act regardless of their status as Approved Humane Investigators. A list of licensed Animal Control Agencies is available at: Animal Control Facilities.