Welcome to Lincoln's 2017 Run/Walk for the Humane Society
***UPDATES FOR TEAM CCHS! ***
1/15/2017: The DEADLINE to raise $100 to earn a TEAM CCHS t-shirt or $250 to earn a Team CCHS Hoodie BY RACE WEEK is APRIL 1, 2017.
2/25/2017: when you tag us, use #cuhumane or #PaceForPaws
Howdy, I'm Lincoln! One of the best days of my life was when I came to the Champaign County Humane Society(CCHS). There, I received the medical care, love, food and attention I needed to find my forever home.
Can you Walk or Run for me and all the animals here to give shelter today for a home tomorrow? Raising $100 will get you a t-shirt, and $250 will get you a long-sleeved hoodie. You may even look as good as me. ;)
What's my story, you ask?
Well, I came to the Champaign County Humane Society this past summer. After a few days in this new strange place, some people brought me into the room that smelled like coffee and treats and gave me some food. When they tried to take it away with a pretend human hand, I definitely did not like it. And I didn't know what to do about those other dogs. When they were around, I just tucked my tail and stayed put.
After a short while, I learned to looooove it there! Nice people walked me (I have a LOT of energy!), cuddled with me, and gave me so many treats. I got to learn many new tricks, like sit, stay, and down. I am one smart boy! Lucky for me, I started getting even MORE treats whenever I saw a dog, so I learned pretty quickly that dogs were pretty fun to be around! It was also nice to learn that the people weren't going to take my food, so I didn't mind if they were around while I ate.
One day in Mid-October, (after my doggie playgroup! I KNOW, it was so fun to be around other dogs!) a family picked me up and took me home. I was so excited! However, after one week, I could tell they were not very happy with me, especially how I played with their children. They said I was too rough. Wimper. So, I came back and saw my nice friends at the Humane Society again. In two short weeks, however, another family came and picked me up! Even though they had a child, they were even more excited than the first family, and not at all worried about me. About a week later, I came back to CCHS. Apparently they didn't like me growling while eating my bone. Wimper. Two homes and back at CCHS. Would I ever find my forever home?
Then came great news - I got a vacation with someone who volunteered at CCHS. They called her a Foster Volunteer and Behavior Intern. I got to go home with her for three weeks and loved playing with my new best friend - her dog! However, apparently I liked her dog (who was much older than me) too much, so back I went to CCHS. What were they going to do with me now?
The last chapter...coming in March...
Before you go, here are two things about CCHS that YOU make happen with your donations!
1) CCHS is the only open-admission animal shelter in Champaign County. They take all owner-relinquished companion animals in need, regardless of age, medical condition, or suitability for adoption.
2) CCHS helps humans, too! Each year, thousands of people hear great stuff about taking care of animals from the humane educator, get assistance from the humane investigator, and receiving low cost veterinary services.
Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs and treats,
Champaign County Humane Society Photos(click to enlarge)