Champaign County Illinois Animal Rescue & Welfare Organizations

Champaign County Illinois Animal Rescue & Welfare Organizations

(Updated on February 10, 2017)


Established in 2005, CATsNAP seeks to reduce pet overpopulation and to improve the welfare of animals in the greater Champaign County Illinois area. Specifically, we strongly advocate that all animals are spayed and neutered, regardless of breed, sex, or age.  By spaying/neutering, we are reducing the number of cats and dogs born into situations of inadequate care and abuse.  We are also limiting the numbers of unwanted animals relinquished to shelters, where they are often euthanized for lack of space.

Central Illinois Animal Welfare Coalition

CIAWC is comprised of more than 25 animal welfare agencies, veterinary hospitals, education entities and area professionals working together to end pet homelessness in Champaign and Douglas Counties.

Central Illinois German Shepherd Dog Rescue

Officially founded in November of 1997, CI GSD Rescue was created for the sole purpose of aiding purebred German Shepherd Dogs in need. Our purpose, to take needy GSD from animal controls, other animal welfare organizations, and homes that no longer want them and find them new homes after putting them into peak health and neutering them. We would like to end the need for rescue by preventing unwanted breedings and educating pet owners not to breed.

Champaign County Animal Control

The Champaign County Animal Control Department works closely with the Illinois Department of Agriculture to enforce the State mandated Animal Control Act and County Animal Control Ordinance.

Champaign County Humane Society

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.

Companion Animal Resource and Education (CARE) Center

The CARE Center provides education and resources that foster a mutually supportive bond between companion animals and people. Through our classes and programs, we strive to give people a better understanding of their pet’s basic needs, open the lines of communication between companion animals and their people, and keep pets in their homes.

CU Healthy Pet Project

The Champaign-Urbana Healthy Pet Project is a non-profit organization that focuses on education and community outreach for pet health and wellness.

Feathered Friends Avian Rescue & Rehab

Feathered Friends Avian Rescue & Rehab. is a Not For Profit organization that offers Rescue, Rehab, Education, Adoption and Consulting Services for companion parrots.

HOLY SHIH TZU Rescue & Adoption

We place rescued lap dogs with people in need of companions, saving one life and making the other infinitely better. We are a 501(C)(3) NFP organization.

Hospice Hearts

Hospice Hearts is an all-volunteer, foster-based animal rescue based in Champaign-Urbana serving elderly cats and dogs whose owners are no longer able to care for them due to nursing home admission, serious illness, or death.

Illini Service Dogs

At Illini Service Dogs, our mission is to provide world class service dogs to individuals who have a physical disability. We do this by providing University of Illinois students with the unprecedented opportunity to train service dogs & engage with the disability community. Student members work 1-on-1 with our  service dogs in training to provide the optimal skill set that the receiving individual needs. During this process, we envision that each student will gain a unique perspective of disability culture & rights while taking part in a positive social experience. We believe that through community education, advocating for disability rights and providing service dogs 100% free of charge, we are making the world a better place, four paws at a time.

Mobile Mutts (Champaign Chapter)

Mobile Mutts is a 100% volunteer based rescue transport group of dedicated animal rights advocates who transport “death row” dogs from high kill shelters in the south to the safety of screened and approved foster based rescues throughout the Midwest. Mobile Mutts volunteers drive year round and weather permitting from Cordele, Georgia and head up through Nashville, Louisville, Indianapolis, Champaign and Chicago in Illinois, Madison and Eau Claire in Wisconsin and end in the Minneapolis, MN area.


PetNet is a licensed 501(c)3 Nonprofit Rescue Organization in Central Illinois. We are completely foster-based, meaning we do not have a shelter or physical location. All adoptable animals are in approved foster homes until adoption.

Society for Hooved Animals’ Rescue and Emergency, Champaign County

SHARE is a nonprofit humane society in the Champaign, IL area with investigators that cover a large portion of Illinois. We provide housing, care, and training for approximately 30 rescue horses at any one time. Other than some “sanctuary horses,” these horses are up for adoption to loving, forever homes.

University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana – Animal Sciences – Student Clubs

***Of special interest to college students. Please click the above link to see individual club descriptions.***  Companion Animals Club, Hoof and Horn Club, Illini Dairy Club, Illini Equestrian Club, Illini Equine Rescue Society (IERS), Illini Poultry Club, Illini Wildlife and Conservation Club, Pre-Vet Club, Rodeo Club, Saddleseat Illini, Teachers 4 Creatures

Wildlife Medical Clinic at Illinois

Our mission is threefold: provide care and treatment to sick, injured and orphaned wild animals, offer hands-on training to veterinary students, and educate members of our community about coexisting with native Illinois wildlife.

Wings of Wonder Avian Rescue

We are a 501(c)3 Non for Profit Parrot Rescue, licensed by the State of Illinois’ Department of Agriculture. We are located in Mahomet, IL. Please visit our web page for more information on our organization and what you can do to help our amazing birds.


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