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My Story…

This year I am excited, though a bit sad, to be running on the Champaign County Humane Society charity team in memory of my dearly departed cat Marigold. I adopted Marigold from CCHS in 2012, where she had spent nearly a year (and earned quite the reputation for herself as a sassy, cantankerous diva queen!). It was love at first purr when I met her, and she was my constant companion for the next 7 years, through several moves and other major life upheavals. Sadly, she passed away this past July due to lymphoma. I will forever be grateful to CCHS for bringing Marigold into my life and for the important work that they do for other animals waiting for their "furever" homes.


Welcome to the Champaign County Humane Society's Run/Walk for Homeless Animals Fundraising Campaign as part of the 2020 Illinois Marathon!

Our fundraising goal as an Illinois Marathon Charity Running Partner is $10,000. This amount funds the entire shelter for FOUR DAYS. 

The Champaign County Humane Society is the only open-admission shelter in our area. Being open-admission means that we accept animals despite their age, medical condition, and adoptability.

As an independent charitable organization, CCHS's name reflects our geographic location only. We are not a county agency, and we are not supported by tax dollars. We are not affiliated with any national animal welfare organization. 

Can you support the homeless animals in Champaign County by donating to and/or fundraising for our shelter? With support from people like you, CCHS was able to help 1,340 homeless animals find their "furever" homes in 2019. 

You can find out more about the Champaign County Humane Society on our website at Call the shelter at 217-344-7297 if you have further questions. 

Every furry friend deserves a chance for a lifetime of love. Together we can make a difference!