Christian County Animal Shelter

Find Christian County Illinois animal shelters, puppy dog and cat shelters, pet adoption centers, dog pounds, and humane societies. Animal shelters provide information on adopting dogs, cats, and pets, animal care and rescue, and animal control.


Refuge Ranch 3845 Delay Road Pawnee IL 62558 17.5 miles from Christian County 217-498-7679


Forever Home Feline Ranch 3600 Persimmon Drive Springfield IL 62712 21.8 miles from Christian County 217-679-1593

Sangamon County Animal Control 2100 Shale Street Springfield IL 62703 23.9 miles from Christian County 217-535-3065

Shelby County Animal Control 301 East Main Street Shelbyville IL 62565 27.8 miles from Christian County 217-774-4932

Montgomery County Animal Control PO Box 122 Hillsboro IL 62049 28.0 miles from Christian County 217-532-9571

Animal Protective League 1001 Taintor Road Springfield IL 62702 28.1 miles from Christian County 217-544-7387

Humane Society Decatur Macon 2890 North Martin Luther King Junior Drive Decatur IL 62526 28.7 miles from Christian County 217-876-0000

Macon County Animal Control 2400 North Woodford Street Decatur IL 62526 28.8 miles from Christian County 217-425-4508

Homeward Bound Pet Shelter 1720 Huston Drive Decatur IL 62526 29.5 miles from Christian County 217-876-1266

Macoupin County Animal Control 21483 Route 4 Carlinville IL 62626 35.9 miles from Christian County 217-854-4024

Adopt-A-Pet Shelter 807 Stewart Avenue Benld IL 62009 42.4 miles from Christian County 217-835-2538

Logan County Animal Control 1517 North Kickapoo Street Lincoln IL 62656 42.5 miles from Christian County 217-735-3232

De Witt County Animal Shelter 901 South Cain Street Clinton IL 61727 44.9 miles from Christian County 217-935-3033

Bond County Adopt A Pet 406 South Stephen Avenue Greenville IL 62246 45.8 miles from Christian County 618-664-0486

Effingham County Humane Society 12073 North 1000th Road Effingham IL 62401 47.3 miles from Christian County 217-536-9001

Coles County Humane Association PO Box 101 Mattoon IL 61938 49.1 miles from Christian County 217-234-6721

Genesis Animal Rescue PO Box 1985 Mattoon IL 61938 49.1 miles from Christian County 800-688-7934

Effingham County Animal Control 701 East Eiche Avenue Effingham IL 62401 49.9 miles from Christian County 217-347-5695

Piatt County Animal Shelter 301 South Charter Street Monticello IL 61856 50.0 miles from Christian County 217-762-7227

Shannon's Companions 570 750N Neoga IL 62447 52.1 miles from Christian County 217-849-3686

What is an Animal Shelter?

Household animals that no longer have homes are often brought to animal shelters. Animal shelters are safe places to bring animals that are abandoned or lost. Many shelters will also take in animals that are sick or injured. In some areas of the U.S., humane societies will also provide shelter for animals. Shelters often serve as pet adoption centers. Animal shelters are also open to household pets taken from owners who can no longer care for them, those who have mistreated them, or those who have violated animal welfare laws.

Shelters provide animal care, rescue, and animal control. They assist with adopting dogs, cats, and other pets. They also may offer services like spaying or neutering. Shelters may offer adoption. Local and county governments fund some dog pounds and animal shelters, while volunteers and donations provide further support.