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

Urbana, IL – The Champaign County Humane Society (CCHS) hopes to see lots of animals go home for good during UI Homecoming Week! 

Saturday, October 20 through Saturday, October 27, the Society is offering reduced adoption fees for cats, kittens, and select dogs.   

Homecoming is traditionally a time when alumni return “home” to the school or community that gave them their start in life.  “We thought this would be a good time to remind people that we have about 120 cats at our shelter waiting for a place they can call ‘home,’” explains CCHS Executive Director, Mary Tiefenbrunn. 

CCHS would really like to see an increase in cat and kitten adoptions between now and January 1, 2013.  According to Shelter Manager, Michelle McKnight, a high animal population at the shelter is “never a good thing.”  “A dense population of animals always increases stress – on staff and animals – and can lead to an increased risk for disease,” McKnight said.

Fall is also a great time to bring home a new pet!  “This is a great window of opportunity for many people.  Summer vacations are behind us and families are in their normal routine.  The major holidays aren’t yet in swing.  If you’ve been thinking of adding a 4-legged friend to the family, now is the perfect time,” Tiefenbrunn said.

During the promotion, all the Humane Society’s standard procedures for adoption and approval still apply.

Adoption hours: 

Saturday and Sunday, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm