We are always looking for members. You can help:

  • run booths at community events
  • help with fundraising
  • help unowned pets...


Make your donation now!


Donations are tax deductable. Contact us if you would like a receipt for your taxes.


Next Board Meeting

Members are welcome to attend our next board meeting. Members can attend the meeting at 6:30 pm on the second Tuesday of each month at McDonalds in Tuscola. If you would like to attend, but are not a member, please email us so we know you will be attending.


Next Animal Control Board Meeting

The public is welcome to attend Animal Control meetings will that are held on the second Tuesday of each month. The meeting starts at 1:30 pm. The meetings are held at the Douglas County Court House, on the first floor in the back right corner room. If you have any questions, please email us at

News & Events

Our mission is to work with the public and government to facilitate the legal and humane protection of domestic companion animals in Douglas County. This includes providing protective shelter care for animals in need, as well as promoting responsible pet ownership through outreach, education, and training; and protecting people from animals and animals from people.


Santa Paws

Bring your pets and children for photos with Santa. Santa will be available for photos on Saturday Dec 3rd from 9am to 3pm. Photos are by appointment only. Call 217-508-5310 to set up your appointment. Photos are $5 donation. Santa will be at the Jarman Center in Tuscola, in the Summer Camp room.


Purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win this dog or cat gift basket. Each basket is worth $150 and contains food, treats, bowls, brush, gift certificate and much more! Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. Tickets can be purchased at Santa Paws on Saturday or ahead of time at the Okaw Vet Clinic in Tuscola.

Douglas County Shelter Angel Tree

We are asking for items to help the animals at the Douglas County Animal Shelter. Shopko, located in Tuscola, has donated space to hold the Douglas County Animal Shelter’s Angel Tree. The Angel Tree has a list of items needed at the shelter. The list includes: paper towels, cleaning supplies, canned cat food, canned dog food, dry cat food, bleach, laundry detergent, leashes, treats and toys.

Donated items can be dropped off at Shopko now through the end of December. Please place your items in the gift wrapped box near the registers.

The Douglas County Animal Shelter can also use foster homes and volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering, call 253-4921.

  • Poochapalooza in Tuscola
  • K9 Karnival in Tuscola
  • Loyalty Day in Villa Grove
  • Easter Bunny Pictures and Egg Hunts in Tuscola
  • Santa Paws in Tuscola
  •  Woolly Worm Festival in Camargo
  • Broomcorn Festival in Arcola
  • Fall Craft Show in Tuscola
  • Fourth of July Puppy Parade in Tuscola
  • Raggedy Ann and Andy Festival in Arcola
  • Market on the Square in Urbana
  • Petstravaganza at the University of Illinois

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