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.
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 $15 fee.
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.
Feline spay/neuter is also available through Champaign County Animal Control, for $40.00 including vaccines and rabies tag. Call 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).
Dogs - CCHS provides low-cost spay/neuter surgeries for dogs, with pricing based on weight. Call for details: 217-344-7297, Ext. 11, and leave a message. A staff member will return your call as promptly as possible.
Champaign County Animal Control will spay/neuter all Pit Bulls/Pit Mixes for $40.00. This price includes vaccines, microchip, and rabies tag. Animal Control also offers low cost spays/neuters for other breeds of dogs under 50 pounds, for $65.00. Vaccines will be an additional $8.00 per. Contact Animal Control at 217-384-3798.
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. Note: This program has been temporarily suspended by the State (May, 2018).
Rabbits - CCHS provides spay/neuter surgeries for pet rabbits. Males: $30.00; Females: $40.00. 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.
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.
Veterinary Care for Low-Income Pet Owners
On the second and fourth Wednesday of each month, the UI College of Veterinary Medicine & Champaign County Animal Control offer pet wellness clinics for qualified low-income pet owners living in Champaign County. Available services (at no charge) include wellness exams, vaccines, bloodwork, dentals, and other veterinary services. Appointments are required; call 217-384-3798. The Clinic is located at Champaign County Animal Control, on Art Bartell Road, Urbana.
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:
- Owners are not allowed to be present during euthanasia at CCHS
- Owners are required to surrender ownership of their animal to CCHS prior to euthanasia.
- 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.