CARE provides emergency and urgent care services for pets. Located inside the Animal Care Center of Plainfield, we offer 24-hour care designed to quickly treat veterinary medical crises whenever they occur.
What to Expect at CARE
We understand that pet emergencies can be stressful, overwhelming and frightening. When you bring your pet to CARE, you can do so with total confidence that both your pet’s needs and your concerns will be addressed. You will also be provided with a thorough treatment plan – including cost of care – to ensure transparency while safeguarding your pet’s health.
While doing so is not mandatory, you are welcome to bring with you any relevant information – such as previous medical records and/or current medications – when visiting CARE with your pet. If your pet requires frequent treatment due to a chronic condition or recurring illness, we suggest maintaining a journal to help keep track of useful information, such as treatment schedules and responses to therapies.
Recognizing A Pet Emergency
You’re not alone if you’re wondering, “How do I know if my pet is having an emergency?” Seek medical attention immediately if your pet exhibits any of the following symptoms:
• Trauma (motor vehicle accident, animal attacks, falls)
• Problems with eyes or eyesight
• Suspected broken bones
• Difficulty breathing
• Loss of consciousness
• Collapse, weakness and/or the inability to support weight or stand up
• Seizures (lasting more than 2 minutes or multiple seizures within a 24 hour period)
•Straining or unable to urinate
• Difficulty or pain while defecating
• Bleeding from the eyes, nose, mouth and/or blood in vomit, urine or feces
• Excessive vomiting/diarrhea (particularly if lasting more than 24 hours)
• Not eating/drinking for more than 24 hours
• Pain (whining, panting, inability to get comfortable, arching back)
• Distended and/or hard abdomen and/or retching/vomiting attempts
• Ingestion of household chemicals (soap, drain cleaner, potpourri, essential oils)
• Ingestion of human or other pet’s medications
• Ingestion of foreign object(s)
• Ingestion of chocolate, grapes, raisins, sugar-free products containing xylitol, rat/mouse bait, garlic, rodenticides, petroleum products, and/or antifreeze
• Heat stroke
• Difficulty delivering puppies/kittens (active contractions with no birth within 60 minutes or more than 4 hours between deliveries)
Hours of Operation
Our hours of operation are as follows: Monday-Friday 8pm-8am Saturday 3pm-9am Sunday 5pm-8am
A veterinarian is on staff in the hospital during all hours of operation, and insurance forms can be filled out by the attending veterinarian. No appointments are necessary to be seen by a CARE physician.
Our services include:
• Overnight hospitalized care
• Open floor plans for hospitalized patients
• Isolation unit
• Post-surgical monitoring
• Oxygen therapy
• Blood pressure monitoring
• Diagnostic laboratory services
Help Save Pets was originally founded as the Humane Society of Plainfield in 2000. Since then we have placed over 11,000 animals into loving homes. Each one of these animals was given shelter, food, medical aid and vaccinations and time to find the right home. Our doctors mended mutilated limbs and cured many illnesses so that these animals could get a second chance at good lives. We have grown and now operate out of 6 locations, not all of them in Plainfield. In 2008, we changed our name from the Humane Society of Plainfield to Help Save Pets, still HSP.
Dr. Tony Kremer owns 6 veterinary hospitals in the Chicagoland area and one in Ohio. He is the founder of Help Save Pets, an animal shelter which has saved more than 11,000 pets since 2000. Dr. Tony’s knowledge, insight, and advice are shared regularly with major media outlets across the nation and in the third largest market. Dr. Tony is also a member of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association Public Education Committee that routinely gets the word out about responsible pet ownership.