Pet Food & Supplies Drive

The Douglas County Farm Bureau is collecting items for the Douglas County Animal Shelter and Hands 4 Paws. Items can be dropped off at the Farm Bureau office between Nov 26 and Dec 19, from 8 am - noon on Mondays - Fridays. Their office is located at 105 N. Main Street in Tuscola. Everyone who donates is entered to win a Winter Care Package, which includes a Craftsman tool bag with jumper cables, first aid kit, blanket, flashlight, gloves, warmers, bungee cords, duct tape and more.


Items for Hands 4 Paws: Checks made payable to Hands 4 Paws


Items for the Shelter: dry cat food, Fancy Feast canned cat food, dry kitten food, dog food, puppy food, dog treats (no rawhides or pig ears), litter, paper towels, bleach, hand soap, hand sanitizer, toilet paper, dog toys, cat toys, blankets or towels, leashes, collars

Past Events

  • Pet Safety and First Aid Class
  • Odd Market in Tuscola
  • Market on Main in Tuscola
  • 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

Santa Paws

Santa Claws will be here for photos with pets and children at the Jarman  Center in Tuscola on Saturday Dec 1st. Photos are $5 each.


Call 508-5310 to set up your appointment. We prefer you call to set up your appointment, but walk-ins are welcome also.


When: Saturday, December 1st

Time: 9 am to 3 pm

Where: Jarman Center Summer Camp Room, 704 N. Main in Tuscola. Enter through the door under the blue striped awning off Parke St.

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 5:45 pm on the first Wednesday of each month at Jarman Center dining room 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.


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