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Champaign County Humane Society

1911 E Main Street
Urbana, IL 61802

User Reviews (6)

  • 1. great place

    by: patuliac

    it's the only place in the county


    Lots of animals to choose from


    Staff could be a little better trained...

  • 2. Nice Shelter

    by: kcochran70

    I adopted one of my cats from the Champaign County Humane Society. I have visited there many times since then. It has for the most part always been clean when I have visited, the animals appear to be healthy looking, and I hear the staff there is fantastic with the animals. Everytime I go there I ALWAYS see someone outside in the park area (just East of the building) playing and exercising dogs. \r\nI have friends that have adopted from this location using the breed request list. This facility has a waiting list you can inquire about, if you are looking for a specific breed. They will contact you if one is brought in, however it's not a guarantee.\r\nA good friend of mine adopted a Doberman from here using this list, and has since adopted two other mixed breed dogs as well. All of his animals he has adopted have remained healthy, great temperments and most of all, phenomenal companions!


    Breed request list


    staff doesn't seem too helpful

  • 3. Programs at the Champaign County Humane Society

    by: LoganW

    The Champaign County Humane Society is a great place to get a pet. \r\n\r\nThe animals are healthy and well socialized. A team of volunteers, as well as the staff, care for the mental and physical well being of all the animals in their care. Behavior staff from the ASPCA visit the shelter regularly to evaluate animals and to give tips on how to work with the animals so that they show their best to the community.\r\n\r\nThe society is active in the community and recently participated with Champaign County Animal Care and Control, Douglas County Animal Control, Urbana Animal Control, CatSnap and the Central Illinois Animal Welfare Coalition to provide low cost ($10) spay/neuters for about 200 cats. Another event is being planned for the fall.\r\n\r\nThey have an active foster care program for animals who need a little time to grow, get healthy, or chill out before they can be made available for adoption.\r\n\r\n


    Staff, know their jobs and are continually improving their processes


    Not enough hours in the day

  • 4. Excellent Shelter

    by: DocJill

    This shelter is amazing. The community really stands behind it and so does the local veterinary school (The University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine.) The shelter also does a great job of educating pet owners about animal health issues and problems with pet overpopulation. Its a great place to visit and find yourself a new pet. Also, they have great fundraising programs like their yearly garage sale.\r\n





  • 5. Adoption saves lives

    by: betuana

    4 of our 5 cats came from the Champaign County Humane Society. They are wonderful members of our family who we are happy to have. They were all spayed and neutered by the shelter, microchipped, and had most of their vaccinations, all for only $75! Plus with adult cats they can be adopted with a buddy system, where 2 can be adopted together for 1 price. Its an incredible deal to get wonderful new furry members for your family. I intentionally adopted ones that had some health problems that seemed to drive others away, but there are always many very healthy and happy seeming animals there for those who don't want to deal with problems. As with any rescue situation, they can't make guarentees, but they do have a medical staff who fully checks over all the animals as best as is possible before they leave, to help ensure your new friends are healthy. The staff and volunteers work very hard with very few resources, and do a great job. They are an "open admission" shelter, which means they don't turn animals away (strays need to go next door to the animal control so that they are able to be found by their searching owners, but no owner surrenders are turned away). This means they will take aggressive or sick animals too, so sometimes animals do need to be put down there. Despite the huge numbers of animals they sometimes receive they manage to keep the shelter clean and the animals cared for, it is much cleaner and better maintained than many shelters. They are NOT funded at all by any government body, they are completely funded by donations and adoption fees, so donations are always appreciated. With the resources they have they do an AMAZING job, and are a great source for getting a new pet. Highly recommended - though really, as long as you are trying to rescue instead of supporting mass breeders and mills you are doing good! However if you are in the area and looking for an animal to give a good home for, its a good place to check out!


    Wide selection of animals, hard working staff


    Limted community educaton programs at the moment due to limited staffng and funding

  • 6. Needs some work

    by: walkthisway5

    I think that the champaign shelter is a nice shelter but needs some work. Last time I went in there it was very messy and alot of the dogs had messed in their pens. There were many helpers that were just standing at the front desk instead of cleaning out their pens. It is nice how they have a large fenced in area for the dogs though. The cat area is nice.


    fenced in place for animals to run


    messy, stinky