Clay County Animal Rescue & Shelter
Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.
14400 Hwy. 45
Louisville, IL 62858
Pets at Our Shelter:
Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:We take in animals from Clay County, Illinois, but adopt out to good people all over the country.
About Our Shelter:CCARS is a non-profit set up to run the animal shelter for Clay County, Illinois. We run a low kill animal shelter and strive to find homes for every adoptable animal that comes through our door, spaying/neutering as many of them as possible prior to adoption.
We take in over 700 animals per year from our area and at some points are responsible for more than 100 animals who live either at the shelter or in foster homes.
Our goal is to work with our community to make a difference for animals who are lost or unwanted. CCARS provides hope in a situation that used to be hopeless.
Our Adoption Process:If you are interested in adopting, please fill out the online adoption application form on our website, which can be found in our website menu under Forms/Applications. Click the link, then click "Fill Out Form" next to the adoption application. This way we will have all of your contact information and the dog you are interested in on file. Thanks!
The adoption fee is $50 for dogs and includes vaccination and deworming along with microchipping, which is now mandatory by state law. You must sign a contract stipulating that you will spay/neuter the the dog within 30 days of the adoption, or 6 months of age whichever comes first.
We have negotiated special shelter rates at two local vets, Dr. Abby Deuel in Salem, IL and Flora Vet Clinic. As often as possible, we get shelter dogs spayed/neutered prior to adoption. When we do so, we ask for the reduced shelter rate spay/neuter fee in addition to the adoption fee. The shelter rates range from $55-70 for male dogs and $75-90 for female dogs. We also get a reduced rate rabies shot at the time of spay/neuter and ask for this fee as well. Rabies vaccine cost is reduced to $5 at Dr. Abby and $8 at Flora Vet.
We are running a special on cat adoption fees of only $20 for a spayed/neutered cat to roll out our new 100% spayed/neutered policy on cats.