History of the Naperville Humane Society

In 1979, the Naperville Humane Society was formed by a group of caring citizens who dedicated themselves to helping homeless companion animals in their community. These individuals fostered animals in their homes until permanent homes could be found. Wishing to serve more people and animals, the group solicited the financial support of the community and built a 3,500 square foot shelter in 1988. After 25 years and more than 20,000 animals served, the name of the organization was officially changed to Naperville Area Humane Society to more accurately reflect the areas the served.



Naperville Area Humane Society is a private, not-for-profit organization founded in 1979 to develop and implement animal welfare programs and services within Naperville and the surrounding area. The goal is to protect animals and prevent animal suffering. While providing shelter and adoption programs for homeless animals, NAHS also strives to educate the community on compassion, respect and kindness towards all living things.


Partial proceeds from the Naperville Wine Festival will benefit:

Naperville Humane Society





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