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Pet Central Helps Podcast Interview

Find out what it takes to facilitate over 900 pet adoptions in one year. Lisa Kitchens (Founder and Executive Director) and Karry Rich (Operations Manager) from Pet Central Helps discuss the origins of the organization, the experience of fostering, medical interventions, and some notable success stories.

Wish Lists 

We couldn't do this without the support of our adopters, supporters, fosters, volunteers, and friends! If you would like to help, but not sure how - you can use the "donate" button above, or visit our wish list page for ways to help with Amazon Smile and Chewy! 

I Found Kittens Outside, What Do I Do?

Did you know kittens are one of the most vulnerable populations in animal shelters and that many end up there because of well-meaning animal lovers? Removing kittens from their current environment may not always be the right answer as the mom cat could be nearby getting food (or hiding from you)—and no one can care for a kitten like their mom can! To help choose the right path for kittens you found, please click this link and answer the questions!

I found kittens outside, what do I do? 


1. Search for the Perfect Pet


2. Apply Online


3. Adopted Pets!

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Our Mission

Pet Central helps the community by example and action. We uphold the highest standards in progressive animal sheltering. We strive to provide education and support to pets and people so that they can stay healthy and remain together.


Our Values

We focus on a non-judgemental approach that follows the three E’s: Educate, Encourage, Enable.


Our Vision

Pet Central believes that pets and people belong together - that financial circumstances alone are not reliable indicators.

Our Community


Pet Central Helps! was founded by Lisa K. Kitchens, former Shelter Director and founder at Wish Bone Canine Rescue. Their advocacy also helped to spur positive changes at McLean County Animal Control, thus ending the killing of animals in Illinois' last gas chamber. She has put together a progressive plan that will ultimately help to resolve barriers to the welfare and health of local pets and their people, thus keeping them safe. She looks forward to working with their Board of Directors, Council of Advisors, and enthusiastic supporters to bring Pet Central Helps! to our community, in order change lives for the better.  ​

2023 Adoptions to Date




& Stormy

My Girlfriend and I went to a Petsmart 6 weeks ago to get something for our cat when Pet Central had an adoption event. The moment we saw her, we named her Stormy and we fell in love. For 6 weeks we have been extremely happy with her. She is fun, sweet and playful. She has been wonderful and Pet Central has helped out so much. Thank you so much.


& Stella

Stella has been such a welcome member of our family. We had a Lab for 15 years that passed in the spring and it took us months to even want to find our new baby. She is learning more every day and we are just so thankful to have found her. The person who was fostering her did an AMAZING job with potty training her also - she only had 2 accidents the first couple of days she was home and has been fine ever since.


& Jack

We had a wonderful experience adopting our sweet puppy, Jack, from Pet Central Helps! Every person we talked to was kind, informative and more than willing to help. Communication was timely and efficient, and the adoption process was pain free.