Special Needs

Low-Cost Spay/Neutering

The Humane Society of Danville offers low-cost spay and neutering on two Thursdays of every month. Cost is $50 for cats and dogs under 60 lbs. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact us!

Spay and Neuter Central Illinois: The University of Illinois' Veterinary Medicine offer a low-cost mobile clinic for spay and neutering services.

State of Illinois Animal Population Control Program: The State of Illinois offers very low-cost spay/neutering program for Illinois residents who are eligible for the Food Stamp Program or the Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits Program. Eligibility is subject to income requirements and private veterinary participation. Download an application.


Domestic Violence

If you or a loved one are escaping from a domestic violence situation and need temporary placement of your pet, the Humane Society of the United States lists verified shelters that accept animals: Safe Havens for Animals™ Programs in Illinois.

Safe Place for Pets is an online directory for community resources, on-site housing and off-site care options in your area for animals in domestic violence situations.

Emergency grants to cover temporary housing for your pet are available through Red Rover.


You can also contact your local domestic violence shelter, animal shelter, veterinarian, or boarding kennel to see if they have a Safe Haven for animals program or can provide temporary care for your pet.

Military Deployment

Dogs on Deployment  and Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet are non-profit organizations that provides financial assistance, networking for temporary boarding and other resources to military members. You can also volunteer to board military pets.

Operation Military Pets provides financial assistance to military members for pet relocation costs.

The American Humane Association and Pets for Patriots offer tips for deploying military members on preparing pets for extended absences and available resources.

Pet Loss/Grief Support

C.A.R.E. Pet Loss Helpine - The University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine offers confidential telephone support for people who are either grieving the loss of a companion animal or are anticipating a loss. The Helpline is staffed by veterinary students who understand the importance of the bond you share with your animal friend and the emotions involved when that bond is threatened or altered. The students have received training by professional grief counselors and undergo continued supervision by a licensed clinical social worker. 

Coping with the Loss of a Pet-Tips from the Humane Society of the United States.


Humane Society of Danville | 1225 N. Collett St. | 

Danville, IL. 61832 | (217) 446-4110


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