. If you can help the animals by opening your hearts & home, it would be a win-win situation for all involved! We work closely with several rescue groups, also, & are always looking for options to place our beautiful dogs with wonderful pet parents! If you or anyone you might know is interested in adopting one of our animals, please contact the shelter at 618-544-8698 or complete an adoption application online. Thank you, in advance, for all your help!
The adoption fee for altered dogs is $80 and cats are $50, includes microchipping, first vaccination and worming but additional fees may apply if other medical work is done prior to adoption.
The adoption fee for unaltered dogs and cats is the cost to spay or neuter plus $55 to cover microchipping, first vaccination and worming. Additional fees may apply if other medical work is done prior to adoption. Generally in our area the fees will be from $154 for a male dog and up to $190 for a female dog or about $95 and up for a cat adoption, depending on which veterinarian we can get the animal into for the alteration surgery. Please contact the shelter for more information.
LAST CHANCE PETS
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All stray dogs come to the shelter to be held for claiming or adoption if not claimed.
Monthly Shelter meeting
Our shelter holds a monthly meetings, please call to find out time and location. Everyone is invited to attend.
We do often work with Rescue groups. To be part of our Shelter Transfer Program please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for a rescue transfer form. When we receive your completed form, we will review it. Please allow several days for this review process.
Now you can make donations online through PayPal.
You can specify a certain animal you would like to sponsor for shots, heartworm tests or altering. Or you can just make a general donation to help pay for medicines for the animals and other general care items the shelter is always in need of, etc.
Who We Are
The Crawford County Humane Society is a non-profit organization. Our goal is to provide a safe place for animals in need of a good home. On our very limited budget we operate a very efficient and loving shelter that works hard to find homes and rescues for our furry friends. We will rescue, protect and provide food, water, medicine, beds and shelter, and of course...Lots of Love... to all the animals that are in our care. We thank the people, rescues, organizations and businesses and say special prayers for all those that support and help us with our many needs and goals.
Some of our biggest challenges come in finding homes for the larger dogs like: Labs, Rotweillers, St. Bernards, etc. all of these animals are beautiful and of course have great temperaments. All of our animals, be it a puppy, dog, kitten or cat, have great personalities and will respond to your affection with a bond that will last a lifetime. They know what you have done for them when you adopt one.
I could go on and on for some of us have worked and dreamed for ten years for this shelter, keeping animals in our homes, using our own funds and energy. Finally one gentleman donated a piece of ground and two sisters gave us the means to build the shelter, the rest was up to us. With your help we will find homes for your next best friend.
Hours are Tuesday through Saturday 1-5pm. We are closed Sunday and Monday and holidays: New Year's day, July 4th, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
Please note: If you decide to call the shelter at 618-544-8698 with questions about animals listed here, CALL DURING business hours.
Come Visit Us!
Crawford County Humane Society 911 East Wilkin Street
We are an hour from Effingham, IL; two hours from Champaign, IL; about four hours from Chicago, IL; an hour from Terre Haute, IN and about two and a half hours from Indianapolis, IN.
We can barely pay for basic expenses such as payroll, insurances, utilities, ect. with this money. We are always looking for ways to earn extra money for medicine and those rainy days. The shelter depends greatly on donations because the real cost of running the shelter is closer to $130,000 a year.