Pets of the Week


Smokey is a 2 1/2-year-old female cat currently living at PAWS Animal Shelter and ready for a person or family to call her own.

Smokey is a 2 1/2-year-old female cat currently living at PAWS Animal Shelter and ready for a person or family to call her own.


Atlas, a one-year-old Norwegian Elkhound, is greeting prospective owners at the Champaign County Animal Welfare League.


Barely Used Pets (dog)

We are now selling the 2019 Champaign County Dog Tags.

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.

Barely Used Pets is collecting funds for dog kennel replacement. Eight of the facility’s kennels need replaced, at a cost of $360 per kennel. To make a donation toward this project, call and stop by or mail a check to Barely Used Pets at 844 Jackson Hill Rd., Urbana, OH, 43078.

PAWS Animal Shelter (cats)

Meet Smokey, a gray domestic short-hair spayed female who has been at the shelter two-and-a-half years. She’s a quiet girl who likes to be petted. She gets along with other cats and would do well in a home where she can snuggle in and call it her own. Come meet Smokey 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 Atlas, a one-year-old Norwegian Elkhound. Atlas is 42 pounds and came to us as an unclaimed stray. He is very laid back, but playful and will be extremely loyal to his new owners. Atlas does great with other dogs and cats. He takes treats gently and walks on a leash perfectly. Atlas is neutered, micro-chipped, current on all vaccinations: Bivalent Flu, Bordatella, Da2PPL and Rabies. He has been heart-worm tested negative, dewormed and is current on flea and heart-worm prevention.

Potential adopters must have an approved application, which can be found at www.champaigncoanimalwelfareleague.com or pick one up at our facility during business hours. For all of our other canine listings, you may check out adoptapet.com and petfinder.com.

All adoptable puppies/dogs are available for $165. 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.

The Animal Welfare League is located at 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.

A list of needed supplies, volunteer info and upcoming events may be found on our webpage and on Facebook. Check out our Facebook page, Adoptapet.com, and petfinder.com to find your new furry best friend/family member.

2019 memberships are available. These memberships will let you have access to our campus, which includes indoor/outdoor dog park, 72 acres of trails, grooming facility, agility course and much more. You must have current vaccination records before entering with your dog. For more information please call 937-834-5236.

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

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.

Smokey is a 2 1/2-year-old female cat currently living at PAWS Animal Shelter and ready for a person or family to call her own.
https://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2018/12/web1_Smokey.jpgSmokey is a 2 1/2-year-old female cat currently living at PAWS Animal Shelter and ready for a person or family to call her own.

Atlas, a one-year-old Norwegian Elkhound, is greeting prospective owners at the Champaign County Animal Welfare League.
https://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2018/12/web1_LeagueDog-1.jpegAtlas, a one-year-old Norwegian Elkhound, is greeting prospective owners at the Champaign County Animal Welfare League.

Information provided by shelters and rescues in Champaign County.

Information provided by shelters and rescues in Champaign County.