You can make an immediate difference in the lives of animals in need. LEAD is a volunteer run, foster-based, 501(c)(3) Non-Profit organization and all donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

Donations can be made through our PayPal account or by sending a check to: P.O. Box 16327 Chicago, Illinois 60616.

We also are in need of in-kind donations such as marketing, grant writing, grooming, boarding, and technical development (website).

Through your generous donations we are able to continue our mission to help dogs in need. If you would like to donate to the care of a specific dog, please note it in the comments section.

Currently accepting donations from Illinois only.


AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support LEAD Rescue every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to LEAD Rescue.

Here's how:

1.) Visit It’s just like shopping on

2.) Sign in. On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping.

3.) Start shopping! After you’ve chosen your charity, your shopping experience will be the same as it is on the Amazon website. And there’s no extra cost for you at checkout! Amazon will donate 0.5 percent of your purchase to LEAD Rescue, NFP.

You may also want to add a bookmark to to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.