In 2006, animal welfare leaders joined forces to collectively address the needs of homeless companion animals in Champaign and Douglas Counties.

CIAWC mission: To collaborate for the welfare of companion animals through education, engagement and the promotion of population control

To accomplish this mission, CIAWC will:
- provide targeted spay/neuter services
- compile pet population statistics in Champaign and Douglas Counties
- maintain and promote a directory of coalition agencies and their services
- support community education efforts to promote responsible pet ownership


Directory of Services for
Homeless and Disadvantaged
Companion Animals

Download Directory (PDF) updated August 2011

The directory provides a comprehensive listing of agencies that accept and rehome a wide variety of pets, including cats, dogs, small mammals, birds, and some farm species.

The directory also identifies agencies that provide animal cruelty investigations, humane education programs, volunteer opportunities, assistance to low-income pet owners, and more.

The CIAWC created this resource for the public and for veterinary clinics and social service agencies whose clients may find themselves in need of companion animal-related advice or assistance.


Cat Spay/Neuter Clinics
Champaign County Humane Society
Champaign County Animal Services Facility

Hands 4 Paws

Contact the individual agencies for details

Over 1,300 cats sterilized by CIAWC from 2008-2011

Vaccination and Microchip Clinics
Citizens for Animal Rescue and Adoption

Dog Spay/Neuter Voucher Program

The CIAWC is pleased to partner with the veterinary community to provide a spay/neuter option for dogs.

Qualified low-income Champaign and Douglas County residents may purchase $50 vouchers for their dogs to receive spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations and microchip participating veterinary clinics. Download more information and an application (PDF) or call (217) 417-3160 to have an application mailed to you.

The CIAWC includes the following organizations and individuals:
All Creatures Animal Hospital
American Greyhound
ASPCA Midwest Office
CATsNAP (Champaign Area Trap Spay/Neuter and Assistance Program)
Champaign County Animal Control
Champaign County Humane Society
Citizens for Animal Rescue and Adoption
Companion Animal Resource and Education (CARE) Center
Douglas County Animal Control
Four Counties Mobile Veterinary Services
Hands 4 Paws
Hospice Hearts Sanctuary
Illinois Doberman Rescue Plus
Illini Cat Club
Illinois Student Chapter of the Association of Shelter Veterinarians
Midwest Boston Terrier Rescue
Northern Illinois Samoyed Assistance
Okaw Veterinary Clinic
Peace for Pits
Retired Greyhounds as Pets
University of Illinois Companion Animals Program
VCA Heritage Animal Hospital
Lisa Burgoon
Robin Hadley, DVM
G. Robert Weedon, DVM, MPH