Services for Pet Owners


CCHS will implant a microchip (identification chip) in your dog or cat for a fee of $20.00.  An appointment is required. Call 217-344-7297.

Spay/Neuter Services

Cats - CCHS provides low-cost feline spay/neuter surgeries for qualified low-income cat owners. The cost is $40.00 per female, $30.00 per male, and includes sterilization, vaccinations (including rabies), and flea treatment. A microchip can be implanted for an additional $10 fee. Surgeries will be scheduled for either a Tuesday or a Sunday.

To make an appointment, call the shelter at 217-344-7297 during regular business hours. You will be transferred to extension #11 to leave a message, and a member of our Medical staff will call you back to make the arrangements.

If you cannot afford the fees listed above, contact Champaign County Animal Control at 217-384-3798. Other agencies that may be able to help with low cost feline spay/neuter include: Prairieland Anti-Cruelty (217-586-6616), and CATSNAP (217-353-5243).  Note:  As of mid-July, 2017, Champaign County Animal Control's spay/neuter program is temporarily suspended while they seek a new staff veterinarian.

Dogs - Champaign County Animal Control will spay/neuter all Pit Bulls/Pit Mixes for $25.00. This includes vaccines and Rabies registration. Animal Control also offers low cost spays/neuters for other breeds of dogs. Price depends on size. Contact Animal Control at 217-384-3798.  Note:  As of mid-July, 2017, this program is temporarily suspended while Champaign County Animal Control seeks a new staff veterinarian.

Cats and Dogs - Through the State of Illinois Animal Population Control Program, eligible pet owners can obtain spay/neuter surgery for a $15.00 co-pay, from participating private practice veterinary clinics or at CCHS.  View the program brochure. Download a Voucher Application Here.  This program was suspended as of December 31,2015, due to lack of State funds.  The State originally intended to resume services in July 2016, but the program remains suspended at this time.

Owner Surrender

CCHS is an open admission shelter that accepts all companion animals from owners who feel that this their best option. For more information, see our Surrendering an Animal page.

Requested Euthanasia

If you require euthanasia services for an animal that is suffering and at the end of his/her life, we first recommend you bring the animal to a private-practice veterinarian. If that is not an option for you, our licensed euthanasia technicians can perform requested euthanasia for a fee of $65. An appointment is required so that we can make sure that a technician is available.

Important Considerations Related to Requested Euthanasia:
  1. Owners are not allowed to be present during euthanasia at CCHS
  2. Owners are required to surrender ownership of their animal to CCHS prior to euthanasia.
  3. Following surrender of the animal, CCHS will make an independent determination as to whether euthanasia is warranted, and may determine that the animal can be treated, rehabilitated, and placed for adoption.