Pets of the Week


Eight-month-old Boxer-mix Asphalt is ready for an adoptable family to visit him at the Champaign County Animal Welfare League.

Eight-month-old Boxer-mix Asphalt is ready for an adoptable family to visit him at the Champaign County Animal Welfare League.


Strips is a 4-month-old male kitty ready for adoption at the Champaign County Animal Welfare League.


Peaches, age 6, has been at PAWS Animal Shelter awhile and quite ready for a home of her own. Maybe she’s waiting for you.


Barely Used Pets (dog)

Visitors and potential adopters are welcome during regular hours. Please visit our website: http://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. You can give us a call at 937-869-8090. Our regular hours are Sunday 1-4 p.m., Wednesdays and Thursdays 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Fridays 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturdays 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Contact the shelter for volunteer opportunities and donation needs.

PAWS Animal Shelter (cat)

Meet Peaches, a 6-year-old domestic short-hair orange cat that came has been at the shelter for three years. During her time with us she was adopted once and brought back because she didn’t get along with the family dog. She gets along with most all of the cats. Peaches is a bit overweight and will need to be with someone who will continue her exercise regimen. She is a bit sassy so we recommend a home without small children. She is spayed and up to date on her vaccinations. Come by and meet Peaches today!

PAWS is located at 1535 W. U.S. Route 36, just west of Urbana. Contact PAWS at 937-653-6233 or pawsurbana@hotmail.com for information about volunteer opportunities and donation needs. Hours are Tuesday thru Friday noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday noon to 4 p.m. All PAWS cats and kittens may be found on Petfinder.com.

Champaign County Animal Welfare League (dog)

The Champaign County Animal Welfare League (CCAWL) pet of the week is Asphalt, an 8-month-old Boxer mix rescued from a puppy mill. Asphalt is social and has a lot of puppy energy. Because he came from a puppy mill, he is not house-trained, but we feel this can be accomplished with a patient owner. He does well with other dogs, but hasn’t been cat-tested at this time. Asphalt is spunky, playful and would love a hiking buddy or a boy or girl to call his own. He has been neutered, microchipped and is current on all vaccinations: Bivalent Flu, Bordetella, Da2PPL, and Rabies. Asphalt has been dewormed and heartworm tested negative. He is current on flea and heartworm prevention. If you are thinking Asphalt would be a great fit for your family and would like to give him his first forever home, please fill out an application form.

To offset the expenses of our low-cost, spay and neuter clinic, we are increasing our adoption fee by $15. All adoptable puppies/dogs will be available for $165.00 regardless of breed. Lower rates apply for Senior Dogs. This fee covers spay/neuter, Da2PPL, Bivalent Flu, Bordetella, Rabies (age appropriate), Worming, Heart Worm Test, Flea and Heart Worm Prevention and Microchip. As always, all animals receive a dental cleaning and polish with any necessary extractions. All CCAWL residents are also groomed. We accept cash, credit or debit only.

Adoption applications are required and must be approved. You may find the application on our webpage – www.champaigncoanimalwelfareleague.com – or stop by our facility, 3858 state Route 56, Mechanicsburg, OH 43044. Fall-winter hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays; closed Sundays and Mondays; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays; and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays. For more information, please call 937-834-5236. Memberships are available that will allow you to have access to our 72-acre campus. You’ll be able to use the agility course, indoor/outdoor dog park, grooming facility and trails. An individual membership is $100 for the year and a family membership is $150 a year.

The Mixins & Fixins restaurant in Mechanicsburg has a 1st Thursday of every month Beef & Noodle Dinner with 50 percent of all proceeds going to CCAWL Please be sure to thank restaurants for their support.

The nonprofit CCAWL is looking for dependable, animal lover volunteers. If you are interested, please stop by our facility or go to our webpage for an application: www.champaigncoanimalwelfareleague.com. A list of needed supplies and upcoming events may be found on our webpage and on Facebook. Check out our Facebook page, Adoptapet.com, and Pet Finder.com to find your new furry best friend/family member.

The Pizza Alley in Mechanicsburg will donate 5 percent of all sales to the Champaign Co. Animal Welfare League. The CCAWL was created to establish and operate an animal preserve, pet cemetery, dog training facility and rehabilitation home for unwanted pets. The CCAWL also provides a low cost Spay & Neuter Clinic that is open to the public. Come during business hours to pre-pay and fill out a surgery information paper and release form. At that time, you will be scheduled for a surgery date. The CCAWL only accepts cash, creditor debit cards.

Art & Craft Fair is Saturday, Nov. 3, from 1 to 4 p.m. Free admission.

CCAWL will be doing a low cost vaccination clinic on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for cats and dogs. Cash, credit or debit only. No appointments needed. For more information about this event, please contact us at 937-834-5236.

Champaign County Animal Welfare League (cat)

The kitten of the week at The Champaign County Animal Welfare League (CCAWL) is Strips, a 4-month-old domestic shorthair who was a drop-off at CCAWL. Strips is blind in one eye, but other than that is perfectly fine. He loves cubby holes and cat trees, but most of all cuddles with a human. Strips is litter trained, neutered, current on appropriate age vaccines and is microchipped. He has been dewormed and tested FeLV/FIV negative. Strips is current on flea prevention.

Eight-month-old Boxer-mix Asphalt is ready for an adoptable family to visit him at the Champaign County Animal Welfare League.
https://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2018/11/web1_LeagueDog.jpegEight-month-old Boxer-mix Asphalt is ready for an adoptable family to visit him at the Champaign County Animal Welfare League.

Strips is a 4-month-old male kitty ready for adoption at the Champaign County Animal Welfare League.
https://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2018/11/web1_LeagueCat.jpegStrips is a 4-month-old male kitty ready for adoption at the Champaign County Animal Welfare League.

Peaches, age 6, has been at PAWS Animal Shelter awhile and quite ready for a home of her own. Maybe she’s waiting for you.
https://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2018/11/web1_PawsCat.jpgPeaches, age 6, has been at PAWS Animal Shelter awhile and quite ready for a home of her own. Maybe she’s waiting for you.

Information provided by shelters and rescues in Champaign County.

Information provided by shelters and rescues in Champaign County.