The A.R.K. Humane Society

No-Kill Animal Shelter

The A.R.K.

Who Are We?

We are a no-kill animal shelter, located in Lacon, Illinois. For more than 20 years, we have been finding new forever homes for cats and dogs. We try to educate the public on the importance of spay and neuter, as well as routine vaccinations. We do it because there is a major need.

About Us

Who we are and what we do

Our Organization

The A.R.K. is a non-profit that rescues animals and finds them loving forever homes. The A.R.K. is made up almost entirely of volunteers. At any given, we have up to 75 dogs and 200 cats in our care. All donations received are used to care for these animals. Adoption fees include vetting, age-appropriate vaccinations, microchip and spay or neuter. 

477 State Route 26, Lacon, Illinois 61540

Hours:  No appointment necessary. Walk-ins welcome.              

  • Monday-Friday noon – 2pm     
  • Thursdays 5-8pm   
  • Saturday 11am – 3pm                                                                                                   

Phone 309-246-4275     |     Email

Meet The Team

SHERRI COGHILL – Shelter Manager

How she got started:

“Years ago, there was a beagle that ran around the neighborhood and it had given birth to a litter of puppies underneath a neighbor’s brush pile,” Coghill said. “The man was going to eventually burn the brush, so we gathered up the puppies and took care of them. I contacted the humane society, and back then, pet adoptions were more or less an exchange system. The woman who worked there would just call someone she knew that wanted an animal and they would go from there. One day, I found another dog and she said that they didn’t have room and if I could just take care of it. I eventually took over her position, and here we are now.”

CHIP – Lobby Ambassador

Available for Adoption  |  DOB 3/10/2022

Chip is a pretty big deal with a VIP suite in the front lobby. He is waiting for the perfect adopter.

Here is what he is looking for: someone with an active lifestyle who loves to play, is generous with treats, loves to cuddle and loves dogs!

MIRANDA ROSE – A.R.K. Spokesdog

Not available for adoption

Miranda enjoys longs naps, car rides and pup cups. 

Miranda turned 15 years young this year and would LOVE to celebrate by asking for Milk Bone dog treats donations to share with her ARK pals.

What People Say About Us

Sherri does an amazing job matching the needs of the potential adopters and the needs of the animal to make the perfect forever home!
Darilynn Criss
Volunteer & 3x adopter