Paws and Reflect

Meet the "Real Housecats of Champaign County"

This week at the Champaign County Humane Society there is no predetermined adoption fee for cats over the age of 7 years.  Instead, we’ll accept a donation at whatever level the approved adopter is willing to offer.  It’s all part of our Home for the Holidays adoption campaign.


Remembering Dr. Troutt, A True Friend to Animals

Sadly, on December 4th, the UI School of Veterinary Medicine lost Dr. Frederick Troutt, head of veterinary clinical medicine from 1988 to 1998.  The Champaign County Humane Society extends its condolences to Dr. Troutt’s family, friends, coworkers, and students. 


Finding Homes for the Holidays

Throughout December, we're running a series of weekly adoption specials at the Champaign County Humane Society, hoping to see many of our animals go home for the holidays.  This week's special waives the adoption fee on animals that have been at CCHS longer than three months.


Today is "Celebrate Shelter Pets Day" on Facebook

I wasn't able to do any advance promotion for this "day" celebrating shelter pets, but now that it's here, I'm jumping on the bandwagon!  Throughout the day, I'll be posting on Facebook about the shelter pets I've adopted over the years.   Here are the details about the day from the Shelter Pet Project's Facebook Page.


Book Review: "The Lost Dogs - Michael Vick’s Dogs and their Tale of Rescue and Redemption" by Jim Gorant

It’s probably no surprise that I read a lot of dog books.  Unfortunately, many of them are disappointing.  Publishers seem willing to release just about any sentimental clap-trap that comes down the pike – especially if the author has name recognition - in order to make a quick buck off the dog-loving public. 


Cats and Babies: Can't we all just get along?

It’s true, we do occasionally have cats surrendered to the humane society because of cat-infant conflict.  And it seems to be happening a little more than usual lately.  What’s the actual problem in these cases?  We’ve been hearing this complaint:  the cat keeps jumping into the crib.


Pausing, Reflecting, and Sketching

This summer I picked up the charcoal and started drawing again – a hobby I had dabbled in back in 2004, but then abandoned after becoming director of the Champaign County Humane Society – a job that can be “all consuming” to say the least.


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