Pets of the Week


Washington obviously has been in a few scrapes, but remains a sweet cat who deserves a safe, loving home. Check him out at PAWS Animal Shelter.

Washington obviously has been in a few scrapes, but remains a sweet cat who deserves a safe, loving home. Check him out at PAWS Animal Shelter.


Aptly named Sonar nearly bit the bullet at another shelter, but was rescued and taken to PAWS. This energetic fellow needs a forever owner to pay him a call.


The caretakers at the Champaign County Animal Welfare League say 4-year-old Scooter’s smile matches his disposition. This happy fellow likes children and cats and is eager to be adopted.


Mary Kate is about a year old and is having fun playing with the other dogs at Barely Used Pets, where she ceased being a stray and became a dog awaiting her new owner. She likes both adults and children.


PAWS Animal Shelter (cat)

Please meet Washington, who was found wandering around the bike trail around Washington Street (now you know how he got his name) and was brought to PAWS. He is a sweet, quiet, gentle cat. He is a big boy. He currently has an injury on his back paw which requires treatment before he goes to a forever home. He has had a tough life. He has been in some scrapes which has left few tears in his ears but that just adds to his charm. Washington is current on vaccinations and tested negative for Feline Leukemia and has been neutered. Please stop in PAWS and meet Washington I know you will fall in love with him.

Stop by Paws Animal Shelter, 1535 W. U.S. Route 36, Urbana, Ohio 43078 or call Paws Animal Shelter at 937-653-6233. The Shelter hours are Tuesday-Friday 12-5 p.m., Saturday 12-4 p.m., Sunday and Monday-closed. You can email us at pawsurbana@hotmail.com. Visit us at www.facebook.com/paws.urbana.

PAWS Animal Shelter (dog)

Hey, my name is Sonar. My life almost ended last month when I was on the list to be killed at another shelter. I was saved and brought to PAWS Shelter in Urbana.

I am a 1 1/2-year-old mixed breed boy. You know what they say…… “mixed breeds are the best of everything” .

I have a lot of energy and I love to run and play and my tail wags and wags when you humans stop at my kennel to see me. I take treats really nicely and the staff tells me I have very soulful eyes. I don’t know what that means but they always smile when they say it. I like to go to DQ and get ice cream too! I ride really well in the front seat …. I just curl up and sleep till we get to the DQ.

I am very interested in the kitties. Maybe I would like them. I don’t know, and I’m pretty particular about my doggie friends but I’m trying to learn to make new friends.

I am neutered and have had all my vaccinations. Please stop and see me. Maybe we can take a walk!

Thanks for reading about me and don’t forget where I am….. I’m at PAWS in Urbana.

Champaign County Animal Welfare League

The Champaign County Animal Welfare League is proud to present Scooter, a happy-go-lucky Jack Russell Terrier mix. Scooter came to us as an owner surrender and his congenial nature indicates that he has had a caring home in his past. He is 4 years old and weighs in at 21 1/2 pounds. Scooter is house-trained and good with children and cats. He is a joyful boy who enjoys being the center of attention. As with all CCAWL pets, he is neutered, heart worm tested, fully vaccinated, wormed, and treated with heart and flea worm prevention and recently had a dental clinic. He does well in a kennel but would much prefer being in your yard or lap. As with most Jack Russell’s, he is very smart and anxious to please.

If you would like to visit Scooter, please come by our facility at 3858 state Route 56, Mechanicsburg any day except Sunday and Tuesday. You may also phone us at 937-834-5236. The first Saturday of each month, we are closed for training and orientation. We are always grateful for your donations of laundry soap, dryer sheets, collars, leashes and harnesses.

To see a listing of our available pets, please visit petfinder.com and/or adoptapet.com. We require an approved adoption application for all adoptions. You may fill out an application in house or download an application from our webpage at www.champaigncoanimalwelfareleague.com. Our adoption/donation is $150.00 cash or check only.

To see our updates and follow our growth, please check us out on Facebook. All our newest arrivals are previewed on our Facebook page first to give our followers a first glimpse of new residents.

Barely Used Pets

My name is Mary Kate and I am a Border Collie mix girl. I’m really young, only about a year old. So you know that means I haven’t had much time to learn bad habits, and I am ready, ready, ready to learn how to be part of your family. I was what they call a stray girl and let me tell you that is no fun. It is so frightening out there especially when it gets dark and you don’t know where your family is and you have to search around for food and a place to sleep that’s safe and dry. It was so hard out there and I am so glad the dog warden lady grabbed me and passed me over to Barely Used Pets! Have you seen this place?!? It is awesome. All the food I ever wanted and lots of other kids to play with on the playground. I get my own bed and kennel and my own bowl of food every day. I know that doesn’t sound like much, but to me it’s everything right now to help me be OK again. They say I’m a sweet girl and that I get along with the other dogs real well. I don’t even mind cats. Have you seen Lollipop, the resident diva cat? Wow..she is so big and fluffy and I’m super nice when I see her because I think she runs this place (shhhhh…don’t tell anybody). I also like kids. So please come and see me real soon. I love it here, but I know it’s just temporary until my new forever family takes me home to love me every day! I promise you that I will love you back like nobody’s business and I will be your bestest girl! Please give me a chance to be happy again. That’s all I need and maybe a little spot next to the sofa to curl up next to you.

Please visit our website: www.barelyusedpets.com. Also, like us on Facebook at Barely Used Pets Rescue (put spaces between the words). Barely Used Pets is located at 844 Jackson Hill Road in Urbana, Ohio. You can give us a call at 937-869-8090. Our regular hours are: Open Sunday 1-4pm, Wednesday and Thursdays 11am-6pm, Fridays 11am-5pm and Saturday 11am-2pm. We are CLOSED on Monday and Tuesday. We can always use donations and they are all of those basic supplies that we use so quickly. We are in real need of lots and lots of paper towels! If you can bring us some we would surely appreciate it. Mary Kate says…”Thanks so much for considering me and helping Barely Used Pets help all of us little ones find our forever homes! OK…so what are you waiting for? Let’s go home!”

Washington obviously has been in a few scrapes, but remains a sweet cat who deserves a safe, loving home. Check him out at PAWS Animal Shelter.
https://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2017/06/web1_IMG_9737.jpgWashington obviously has been in a few scrapes, but remains a sweet cat who deserves a safe, loving home. Check him out at PAWS Animal Shelter.

Aptly named Sonar nearly bit the bullet at another shelter, but was rescued and taken to PAWS. This energetic fellow needs a forever owner to pay him a call.
https://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2017/06/web1_IMG_9495-1.jpgAptly named Sonar nearly bit the bullet at another shelter, but was rescued and taken to PAWS. This energetic fellow needs a forever owner to pay him a call.

The caretakers at the Champaign County Animal Welfare League say 4-year-old Scooter’s smile matches his disposition. This happy fellow likes children and cats and is eager to be adopted.
https://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2017/06/web1_2017-Scooter-PhotoShop.jpgThe caretakers at the Champaign County Animal Welfare League say 4-year-old Scooter’s smile matches his disposition. This happy fellow likes children and cats and is eager to be adopted.

Mary Kate is about a year old and is having fun playing with the other dogs at Barely Used Pets, where she ceased being a stray and became a dog awaiting her new owner. She likes both adults and children.
https://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2017/06/web1_Mary-Kate-6-15-2017.jpgMary Kate is about a year old and is having fun playing with the other dogs at Barely Used Pets, where she ceased being a stray and became a dog awaiting her new owner. She likes both adults and children.

Information is provided by Champaign County shelters and rescues.

Information is provided by Champaign County shelters and rescues.