About SSHS

The South Suburban Humane Society is dedicated to promoting the well-being of pets and the people who love them in the Metro Chicago region.  Through the care and sheltering of animals needing protection, providing pet care resources to our communities, promoting the human-pet bond through adoption services, and targeted, high-impact spay/neuter policies, the South Suburban Humane Society will make every effort towards ending pet homelessness, reducing pet overpopulation, and creating a better world for pets and their people.​

Publications & Reports

Below, you will find South Suburban Humane Society's Annual Report, a copy of the 501(c)3 Tax Letter (Proof of Tax-Exempt Status), and a copy of our most recent 990 Tax Form.
South Suburban Humane Society is committed to transparency and non-profit best practices.


South Suburban Humane Society is proud to be a GuideStar Platinum certified charitable organization. Click the GuideStar logo to see what sets us apart from others.

Donor Privacy Statement

South Suburban Humane Society (SSHS) respects the privacy of its donors. SSHS collects and maintains the following types of donor information when it is voluntarily provided to us:

  • Contact information such as name, address, telephone number and e-mail address

  • Giving information

  • Information on events attended, publications received and special requests for program information

  • Information provided by the donor in the form of comments and suggestions

This confidential information is kept on file for IRS purposes. It is also used to analyze overall giving patterns in order to make more accurate budget projections, as well as to understand donors’ interests in our mission and to update them on the organization’s plans and activities. This information may be shared with staff, board members, and consultants only on a confidential and need-to-know basis.

SSHS does not sell, rent, trade or share its donor list with any other organization. SSHS never sends out mailings on behalf of other organizations.

It is the policy of SSHS to communicate with donors according to their expressed preferences whenever possible. SSHS will discontinue or change the method used to contact any person upon that person’s oral or written request directed to the organization. Upon a person’s (or a person’s authorized representative’s) request that SSHS discontinue further contact, the person’s name and address will be promptly modified in the SSHS donor database to ensure that no further contact is made with the person.