Paws and Reflect

Puppy Cam Event - The Sprouts' First Meal

Tonight at 7:45 on the "Pups Is Pups" live puppy web cam, Gertie's puppies (now 4 weeks old) will have their very first meal!  Or, I should say, they will be offered their very first meal.  The pups may or may not find puppy gruel appealing  . . .  but I'm betting that they'll go for it.

Your Humane Society

Many people are not entirely clear on the difference between the Champaign County Humane Society and Champaign County Animal Control.  Not surprising, really, since both agencies address animal-related concerns in Champaign County!  Adding to the confusion is the fact that for many years, and up until 2004, the Champaign County Humane Society performed certain animal control functions for Champaign County pursuant to a contract. 

Happy Birthday to Wiley, Cooper, Callie, Maggie and Oakley

It was a happy (though muddy) afternoon at the Champaign County Humane Society on Thursday as Daisy's litter mates were reunited (with each other and with their mom) to celebrate their first birthday!

Humans Wanted. Must Love Cats.

On the difference between cats and dogs, it's often said that "dogs have owners" and "cats have staff."  Point being that in general, dogs always want affection and will do anything to please their human companions, while cats are often emotionally aloof, reluctant to do as they're told (unless it was their idea anyway), and demanding when their needs aren't being met.

Mark Your Calendar - Upcoming Events for Animal Enthusiasts

Open to the public:

Pet U Class:  Common Household Toxins  - UI School of Veterinary Medicine

Monday, March 8th   6:00 p.m.

Maureen McMichael, DVM, DACECC
This session will present a brief rundown of the common items found in homes and yards that are toxic to animals. These include grapes, raisins, macadamia nuts, chocolate, cocoa mulch, and some toxic plants.

Celebrating Three Milestones: Puppy Progress and One Year of Live Puppy Cam Broadcasts

If you're already a follower of the Champaign County Humane Society on Facebook and Twitter, you're probably already familiar with the live puppy web cam on the "Pups Is Pups" blog.  But if you're not . . . now might be a good time to check out this fantastic blog and the puppy cam broadcasts produced from one of the best foster homes any animal-rescue organization could ask for.

Beautiful Animals

There are some beautiful animals available for adoption at the Champaign County Humane Society!

Addy (the dog below) is listed as a female Plott Hound mix, about 9 months old.  In many cases, our breed designations are really just guesses.  Addy could be a Vizsla mix or a Weimaraner mix (based on head shape and ears), but her brindle coloring is consistent with the Plott Hound.  All of these breeds are hunting breeds, so you can expect that Addy is likely to have a moderate-to-high energy level and a good nose! 

Need an Excuse to Eat Out?


How about doing it for the animals?

On the first Monday of every month, Po' Boys BBQ & Pizza in Urbana donates 10% of proceeds earned between 4 & 9 pm to the Champaign County Humane Society

That's this Monday, March 1st at Po' Boys at 1901 S. High Cross Road, Urbana

p.s.  I'm not much of a meat eater, but I've heard that Po' Boys makes a great burger.

Welcome to Paws and Reflect


As many of you know, I'm the Executive Director of the Champaign County Humane Society (CCHS).  I'd like to start by thanking Mike Howie and The News-Gazette for providing me with the opportunity to create a News-Gazette blog for animal lovers in the CU community.  

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