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Champaign County Humane Society’s roots go back to 1889. During that time, like many other welfare societies, the organization aimed to protect children and improve the working conditions of livestock and cart horses.
Over the years, Champaign County Humane Society has evolved to primarily focus their efforts on animal welfare, shelter, and public education. They're now an independent, non-profit, open-admissions shelter. As a private charity, they rely solely on donations, adoption fees, and fundraising to be able to operate. All animals, regardless of age, health, or adoptability are taken in to be cared for.
Each year the shelter serves around 1,400 cats, dogs, and other small animals desperate for help and in need of a new home. The pets that come to them are either stray, lost, owner-surrenders, or transfers from other shelters. A large number of those taken in will be found a new, loving forever home. Would you like to help the society continue their amazing work? If so, then consider adopting a pet, saving a life, and gaining a new best friend from their shelter today!
The adoption process at Champaign County Humane Society is simple and straightforward:
Adoption fees at Champaign County Humane Society are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, initial vaccinations, rabies vaccination (cats and dogs over 16 weeks), parasite treatment, heartworm testing (dogs), FeLV testing (cats), microchipping and registration, a free post-adoption vet visit, and discounted pet supply coupons.
Our writing team is hard at work researching this shelter's adoption process and fees, so this page will be updated soon!
In the meantime, here's some nice-to-know info that applies to nearly every animal shelter, humane society, and rescue.
Because shelter dogs are full of love!
Is it because they know you saved them and love you harder for it?
I can't say for certain, but yes.
Jokes aside, there are three things all shelter dogs need to thrive in their new home:
Older shelter dogs, generally 1+ years old, may have experienced a lot of trauma, which often results in one of 8 common behavioral issues:
These issues are correctable! Your dog isn't broken, they're just damaged. You can fix them with enough love, patience, and a good training plan.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, finding good dog trainers can be hard. Like everything else, dog training is moving only. but there are great online dog trainers that are proven to work and can help get your new pup on the right path.
You can learn a lot about an animal welfare organization just by looking at their name.
Adoption processes vary drastically from organization to organization, but here are some general tips that apply in most instances. Note that we'll use the term "shelters" here for simplicity but it includes all types of rescue organizations.
If you have any questions about adopting an animal (what you'll need, what to expect, etc.) feel free to contact the PetLists team!
If you're looking to adopt a new dog, our Dog Adoption Guide is a must-read. It has everything you need to know about bringing a shelter dog home:
And we're adding new guides all the time.