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Full Time Positions Available

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Ready for your Pup to be a Prodigy?

Tricks Training Classes at CCHS Read More »

Dine to Donate for CCHS

Every Third Thursday this summer Read More »

Celebrate your birthday with CCHS

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Mutt Strut '24 is Ready for More

Who will be "Top Dog"? Read More »

What makes a "good shelter"?

Does knowing whether a shelter is "no-kill" really tell you anything? Read More »

Come meet Santa "Paws"

at Serra Subuaru Read More »

Low-Cost Vaccines at CCHS

We still have appointments for CATS! Read More »

Treibball Classes

Now Full! Learn more Read More »

Become a Volunteer!

Online orientation will be September 7, 2023 Read More »

Dine to Donate at the AXE BAR!

July 21, 2023 Read More »

CCHS is looking for TOP DOGs for Mutt Strut 2023!

All pets welcome to apply! Read More »

Round up for Good at Common Ground Food Co-op

There's still time to shop at Common Ground Food Co-Op in Urbana and round up your purchase to the nearest dollar for donations to CCHS! Read More »

Facts About Animal Hoarding

It's not just owning a lot of animals. Read More »

Steak & Egg Breakfast

On Saturday, July 23, from 7-10 am, there will be a steak & egg breakfast at Longhorn Steakhouse in Champaign with proceeds going to CCHS! Read More »

Panera for Pets

Support CCHS by eating at Panera at the Old Farm Shoppes in Champaign on Tuesday, July 26 from 4 - 8 PM! Panera will donate 20% of your meal when you show our flyer. Read More »

Pups N Pints

Have some "patio-time" with your pooch at Pour Bros. in downtown Champaign this weekend! Read More »

Foster Homes Needed!

Fostering animals in need is an incredibly rewarding way to help save lives in our community! Read More »

Custard for a Cause

Have an ice cold, tasty treat courtesy of our friends at Sunset Funeral Home on Thursday, June 30, from 5-8 pm at Jarling's Custard Cup in Champaign! Read More »

April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month

We've enlisted the help of a dog named Dory to help bring awareness to this important topic. If you don't know Dory's story . . . keep reading! Read More »

Mutt Strut returns to Urbana!

Join us at Crystal Lake Park near the aquatic center on Saturday, May 7, from 4-7 pm! Read More »

Volunteer Orientation

JOIN US via Zoom! Read More »


CCHS receives nearly $19,000 from the viral social media challenge honoring the late actress and animal lover! Read More »

Adopt A Senior Pet

What are the unique benefits - and specific challenges - associated with bringing an elderly pet into your home? Read More »

Celebrate the end of 2020...

Green-Eyed Gizmo Beer is here! Read More »

Is your schedule going to change? Help your pets transition...

Listen to this WBGL radio interview with Mary "Tief" Tiefenbrunn to learn more. Read More »

Winners of Mutt Strut and Cat Nap Announced!

Dory Fritz and Green-Eyed Gizmo win the grand-prizes and will have their photos on a Triptych Beer Can! Read More »

Statement Regarding Pets and the Risk of COVID-19 Transmission

FAQs on Pets and COVID-19 Read More »

Statement from the Executive Director

An update on shelter hours and operations under the Governor's "Shelter in Place" order. Read More »

Sounds, and Sights, and Smells, Oh My!

Find out how CCHS maintains the mental health of shelter animals. Read More »

Jimmy John's gives challenge match to "Expand Our Pawprint" Capital Campaign

Check out the latest announcements regarding CCHS's capital campaign. Read More »

Capital Campaign Groundbreaking Ceremony

CCHS is "Expanding Our Pawprint"! Join us for a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, September 12! Read More »

Follow-up to the Story of Fiore

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Letter Addressing Claims of Ownership of Shelter Cat, Fiore

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Champaign County Humane Society Announces "Expanding Our Pawprint" Capital Campaign

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MIX 94.5 promotes CCHS for Tim Taylor's 8th anniversary with the station!

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'If you're cold, they're cold': Animal groups urge owners to look out for pets

Check out The News-Gazette's interview with CCHS's Executive Director, Mary Tiefenbrunn, regarding how to keep your pets safe in cold weather! Read More »

Art Coop's $50 Art Sale

Check out what Smile Politely wrote about Art Coop's $50 Art Sale! Read More »

GIANT Garage Sale 2018!

Everything you Need to Know about the 34th Annual GIANT Garage Sale for CCHS Read More »

Has The Rescue Movement Lost Its Way?

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School is NOT out for the Summer

Read about "The Secret Life of Shelter Pets" course and Animal Adventure Camp. Read More »

A Note To Our Volunteers

A note of thanks from our Volunteer Coordinator and Animal Behavior Specialist, Natalie Piper. Read More »

Praise for CCHS is International!

Richard Edge, leading expert in dog training and behavior from the UK, recently praised CCHS in a blog post. Read More »

Dogs Just Wanna Have Fun!

Find out why we built a digging pit at the shelter, and the impact it has had on our resident animals! Read More »

HEART OF GOLD: Joanne Haynes

Meet Joanne Haynes, our most recent Heart of Gold volunteer spotlight! Read More »


Check out our article about Natalie Piper, our awesome Volunteer Coordinator and Animal Behavior Specialist, and most recent Staff Spotlight! Read More »

Love Knows No Age

Is adopting a senior pet the right decision for you? Here are a few senior pet adoption stories that may convince you! Read More »

HEARTS OF GOLD: Kari Testory and Matthew Memishee

We are so grateful to the volunteers and donors that allow us to make CCHS successful. Read this volunteer spotlight story and learn more about Kari and Matthew! Read More »

Seoul Virus in Pet Rats

The CDC confirms cases in Illinois and Wisconsin Read More »

An Open Letter to University of Illinois & Parkland College Employees

It's easy to support CCHS through Community Shares workplace giving program. Read More »

June is Pet Preparedness Month in Illinois

Make sure you have everything you need to keep your pets with you, and safe, in an emergency! Read More »

Canine Influenza Virus Hits Bloomington/Normal

What dog owners need to know about CIV! Read More »

WAND Helping to Clear the Shelters

WAND has joined the Clear the Shelters event! Read More »

Queenie Mills Memorial Wall Dedication

The Queenie Mills Memorial Wall ceremony will be dedicated in a brief ceremony on Saturday, June 20, 2015, at the humane society. Read More »

Thinking about spring cleaning? Think of us too!

And mark your calendars for the 29th Annual Giant Garage Sale on Memorial Day Weekend, Friday and Saturday May 22nd and 23rd at the Champaign County Fairgrounds. Read More »

Shop “AmazonSmile” to help CCHS

AmazonSmile allows Amazon shoppers to select their favorite charity to receive 0.5% of their purchase totals. Read More »

A Message of Thanks from Olive

Olive is slimming down, feeling better, and wants to thank everyone for the love and support. Read More »

Relocating the "Paws of Fame"

Notice to our donors: If you inscribed a paver in the 1980's or '90's to honor a pet and support CCHS, please let us know! Read More »

Be a Voice for Animals!

Let your State Senators know that you support Senate Bill 3337. Read More »

Keeping Pets Safe in Frigid Weather

During this period of extremely cold temperatures and dangerous wind chills, the Champaign County Humane Society urges all pet owners to bring their pets inside and exercise the utmost caution when exposing pets to the cold. Pets rely on their owners to keep them safe and warm during cold weather Read More »

Hounds & Sounds Pet Expo this Saturday

Enjoy live music and meet local animal rescuers and pet service providers at the Champaign County Fairgrounds, Saturday from noon to 6:00. Sponsored by Mobile Mutts Rescue Transports Read More »

CCHS Annual Meeting

The Champaign County Humane Society annual membership meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 11, 6:30 pm, in Room B at the Champaign Public Library. Read More »

Animal Adventure Camp - August 2013

Calling all young animal lovers! The Champaign County Humane Society invites you to experience a week filled with pet-related games, lessons and crafts. Read More »

Price is Right Weekend - Sat & Sun, April 20 & 21

$5.00 Vaccine Clinic on Saturday, 11:00 - 5:00 "Price is Right" Adoption Special on Sunday, 11:00 - 5:00 Read More »

CCHS Veterinarian Accepts Position with UI College of Veterinary Medicine

CCHS staff veterinarian, Dr. Robert Weedon, is now a visiting clinical instructor at the UI College of Veterinary Medicine, teaching courses in shelter medicine and working to expand the school's shelter medicine program. Read More »

Low Cost Cat Sterilization Clinic in February

The Feline Fixation cat sterilization clinic will be held on February 17th at Champaign County Animal Control Read More »

Shop CCHS at Urbana's Holiday Market!

Get great gifts for the animals (and animal lovers) on your holiday shopping list! Read More »

Calling all Artists and Art Lovers

The Art Coop will hold 3rd Annual Art for the Animals $50 Art Show Read More »

Humane Society Hopes Homecoming Week will be Home-Going Week for Shelter Animals

Let's send shelter animals to forever homes during Homecoming Week Read More »

Free Rabies Vaccination Clinic for Pets

The Illinois Student Chapter of the Association of Shelter Veterinarians of the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois is offering local residents to opportunity to obtain free rabies vaccinations for their pets on Sunday, October 21, 2012. Read More »

CCHS Annual Meeting

The Champaign County Humane Society Annual Meeting will be held September 12th at the Urbana Free Library. Read More »

Garage Sale Sets New Record!

The 2012 28th Annual CCHS GIANT Garage Sale at the Fairgrounds sailed past last year to set a new record, with a preliminary total of $56,701 deposited so far. Read More »

$50 Canine Spay/Neuter Surgery Now Available

Low-income dog owners residing in Champaign and Douglas Counties may purchase a $50 voucher good for one spay or neuter surgery at participating veterinary clinics. Read More »

Call for Volunteers!

We're getting ready for the CCHS GIANT Garage Sale, one of our biggest annual fundraisers! To make it happen, we need hundreds of volunteers over a two-week period, May 13th through the 29th. Read More »

Annual Mutt Strut - May 5th

Help the animals by joining us in Hessel Park for our annual dog walk and fundraiser! Read More »

A “Special Needs” Gerbil Finds a Special Home

Last winter, Sharon Migotsky, a long time fan and “mother” to small mammals (currently 2 degus, 1 hamster, and 4 gerbils), found herself following the small animals listed for adoption on the CCHS website. Read More »

CCHS is looking for the TOP DOGs

All pets welcome to apply! Read More »