The no kill shelter located in Colfax owes more than $1.1 million to Heartland Bank and Trust for loans it took out to build a new facility.
Monday, a McLean County judge ruled the bank did not have the documents needed to file the foreclosure.
Heartland Bank and Trust is trying to take over the shelter.
But CISAR President Dorothy Martindale says staff will do what it takes to keep animals safe.
"They can take our building, but they can't take our name away from us," said Martindale. "So, worst case scenario, we hope we could find another location and move the animals. Our first concern is animal safety."
A hearing on the case is set for May third.
CISAR is still trying to fundraise to pay down its debt.
If you'd like to take action, donations can be sent to:
21738 E. 1400 N. Road