About Us

Founded in 2007 by mother/daughter duo Jeannette Hager & Emily Huetson, On Angels Wings, Inc. (OAW) is a 501(c)(3) public charity whose mission is to rescue, provide veterinary care and find forever homes for abused, abandoned and neglected pets in McHenry County and beyond.  At OAW, we believe the human & animal bond is a mutually beneficial relationship, improving life for both the rescued pet and the adopting family members.  To encourage future generations to embrace this belief, we strive to educate the community about animal welfare, particularly within the local schools.  


On Angels' Wings, Inc. operates a primarily volunteer based pet rescue, pet adoption center & upscale resale store.  The resale store helps fund our pet rescue by selling preowned, quality clothing, accessories, and homegoods.  In addition, we host several fundraising events annually, pursue support via grants, and rely on monetary & pre-owned merchandise donations from our generous community to support our life saving mission.  We are a no-kill facility that receives no government funding and relies heavily on contributions from private donors, to continue our life-saving mission.


At OAW, we take a unique approach to animal rescue by treating every pet like a beloved family member while in our care.  With plenty of space, comfy beds & blankets, playtime & enrichment, quality veterinary care and love from our volunteers, our pets are happy & healthy when you take them home to join your pack.  OAW also has an extensive foster program to further ensure our rescued pets get the best possible care and have the opportunity to thrive in a home setting while they await their furever family.


The OAW Resale store offers quality, designer merchandise at accessible prices.  With an ever-changing inventory, there is always a new treasure to be found.  OAW has plenty of perks for our loyal shoppers including regular sales, "Angel Bucks" and our frequent buyer program.  Unlike other resale & thrift stores, every OAW resale store purchase and donation helps save the life of an abandoned pet.


On Angels' Wings is consistently voted among the BEST Animal Rescue/Shelter and among the BEST Resale Store in McHenry County, by the Northwest Herald Readers' Choice Awards.


We are located in Crystal Lake Plaza, 2D, 6500 Northwest Highway, Crystal Lake (just a mile west - behind Fannie May and across the street from Mariano's)


To be a part of the OAW mission to save lives, please consider...

We and our rescued pets appreciate any help you can offer, in any form!

We want to hear from you!

Please call us for more information:

+1 815 356-8170+1 815 356-8170


For Pet Rescue Questions, contact our Director at:




For Resale Store or General Questions, contact our Executive Director at:  jshager@onangelswings.org


Email us:

Fill out our contact form.



6500 Northwest Highway (Route 14), 2D

Crystal Lake, IL60014 



Board of Directors

Gary Niederkorn, Chairman of the Board

Jack Graff, Treasurer

Jeannette Hager, Secretary & Co- Exec. Dir.

Craig Ameel, Co-Executive Director

Tracy McGonigle, Esq.

Vanessa Candow,  Director

Aaron King, Director

Rick Nance, Director


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