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Vermilion County Animal Shelter

14775 Catlin/Tilton Road
Danville, IL 61834
(217) 431-2660

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.

Pets at Our Shelter:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

.We serve all of Vermilion County. The animals at our facility face humane euthanization every single day. Their time here is limited due to space. Please help us save them. Spay/Neuter your pets. Think of a shelter pet for your next family companion.

About Our Shelter:

The shelter is a county owned and operated organization. Working there are a  group of caring individuals who try to give the animals at the shelter the respect and care they deserve, while trying to find them good homes.  Educating the public about the importance of spay/neuter and microchipping.

Contact the Vermilion County Animal Shelter Foundation for low-cost spay/neuter assistance at 217-431-0332. Your donations directly impact the life of a needy shelter animal. Please donate to the shelter or the foundation. Donations to the shelter should be mailed to Vermilion County Animal Shelter, 14775 Catlin/Tilton Road, Danville, IL. 61834 or you may click on the link below to donate to the foundation.


What Do You Really Know About "Pitbulls"?

Pitbulls make extraordinary companions! The term "Pitbull" is NOT a breed; it is a catch all phrase to describe 3 distinct breeds of dogs: the American Pitbull Terrier, the American Staffordshire Terrier, and the Staffordshire Bull Terrier. Any way you slice it,Pitbulls are some of the most affectionate, loyal, and people loving pups on the block. With consistency, clarity, training, and leadership, you will never find a more constant companion than a Pitbull. Contrary to what the media would like you to believe,these dogs are far from "vicious" and they do not have specialized "locking jaws"- they are NOT alligators! Pitbulls are generally goofy dogs who are full of spunk, energy, and fun, fun, FUN! In fact, in a recent study by the American Temperament Test Society of 122 different breeds of dogs, Pitbulls achieved an average passing rate of 83.9%. That's better than Beagles (78.2%) and Golden Retrievers (83.2%). There are so many myths out there about Pitbulls that simply just aren't true. They are loving, loyal, and cuddly as teddy bears…come fall in love with a "bully" today!

Donate to Our Shelter...

Donations can be made to the shelter or to the Animal Shelter Foundation.   Call us for more information.  Also check out our new program on  You can donate a bed to our shelter.  Our goal is to see each dog have  a comfy kuranda bed to sleep on.  It enables them to get off of the cold,wet concrete floor whenever they like.  Please log on to and help us reach our goal.  It's easy to do and you will receive a special discount for donating to the shelter.

Come Meet our Pets:

We are open Monday-Friday  8:30-4:30 adoption hours 11:00-4:30 Monday - Friday. We are closed on Saturday & Sunday. Located just off I-74 in Tilton. Take G street exit turn right. Go to stop light and take a right. We are located 1/4 mile down the road on the right across from Vermilion Manor Nursing Home. Please come visit the wonderful, loving pets we have available for adoption at the Vermilion County Animal Shelter.  Their time is limited here and they need you to help save them.

If you are a licensed rescue and would like to help us save a wonderful animal at the shelter or a concerned citizen with questions about the type of rescues we use,  please feel free to contact us. You need to fax us your license and 501c3 information to 217-431-7490 before we can work with you as a rescue partner. Thank You!!!

Our Adoption Process:

Our adoption fee is $80.00 for dog/cat, puppies/kittens and includes spay/neuter, microchipping, first round of  shots, rabies tag/vaccine, health exam, deworming, flea/tick treatment, dog/cat or puppy/kitten food, leash/collar, and puppy/kitten video with each adoption. All seniors 65 and over the adoption fee is $50.00.

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.