About CCHS

Our Mission

To instill respect, kindness, and compassion for animals as community values.

Our Purpose

To prevent cruelty to animals, to promote animal welfare, to educate the public about the humane care and treatment of animals, to increase public awareness of the companion animal overpopulation issue and to provide solutions, and to provide high quality shelter, medical, and adoption services for animals when necessary.

As an independent charitable organization (501(c)(3)), our name reflects our geographic location only. We are not a County agency and we are not supported by tax dollars. We are not affiliated with any national animal welfare organization.

We operate an "open door" animal shelter and accept all companion animals needing shelter, regardless of age, physical condition, or adoptability.

Address: 4003 Kearns Drive, Champaign IL, 61822 [Map]
Phone: 217-344-7297

Shelter Hours for Animal Adoptions

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday: 2 PM to 7 PM

Saturday and Sunday 12 PM - 5 PM

Closed on Tuesdays and major holidays.

Check Calendar for special holiday hours.

Relinquishing an Animal

Animal admissions are by appointment.  Please email admissions@cuhumane.org or call 217-344-7297, ext. 17 and leave your contact information.  An admissions coordinator will call you back to schedule an appointment and answer your questions.  For more information on policies and procedures please read Surrendering Your Pet to CCHS.



  • Historians - E. Barbara Meyer, Harriett Weatherford
  • Website - E. Barbara Meyer