We Can't Do This Without You

At the Effingham County Humane Society, your support helps us provide a safe and healthy environment for the animals in our care.

Without you, we wouldn’t be able to provide the necessary food, shelter, and health care that saves lives. Whether it is a one-time donation, gift, or sponsoring an animal, your contribution makes our work possible! Your support helps provide:


Happy animals are less stressed, which increases the likelihood of adoption.

medical care

Proper medical equipment ensures better health and survival for the shelter pets.


Food, water, beds, cleaning supplies and other essential items help the functionality.

shelter support

Financial Assistance is critical to overall success of the Effingham County Humane Society.

Sponsor a Pet

We understand you can’t adopt every animal that pulls on your heartstrings, but you can help with the adoption of a homeless pet that needs you. Sponsoring a pet is a great way to help us provide food, care, and housing for a pet while they are waiting for their forever home. By sponsoring a pet you can provide a one-time or monthly donation to ensure that the needs of that pet are met.

Are you interested in sponsoring a pet? You can sponsor any adoptable pet at ECHS.

Wish List Donations

Looking to drop items by the shelter?
We are always in need of the following items:

  • Canned Dog Food
  • Friskies Canned Cat Food
  • Rescue Brand Cleaner
  • KMR Powdered Kitten Formula
  • Dog Treats (Soft & Long Lasting)
  • Kong Dog Toys
  • Scoopable Cat Litter
  • Feliway Diffusers & Refills
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Gel Dishwasher Detergent
  • Paper Towels
  • 13 & 45 Gallon Trash Bags
  • Bleach & Bleach Spray/Wipes
  • Copy Paper
  • Printer Ink for an HP Desk Jet 8720
  • Scotch Tape
  • 2-Pocket Folders
  • Manila File Folders
  • Exam Gloves

Our address for drop-off items is:
12073 N 1000th Rd
Effingham, IL 62401

Make a Difference


Each year, your support and contributions enable us to save more than 4,000 deserving pets so that when all other doors close, ours remain open to help animals get their second chance. We hope you will consider leaving a lasting legacy by placing Effingham County Humane Society in your long-term plans, such as gifts made in your will and/or trust, a gift of life insurance, or inclusions into your retirement plan assets. Your gift will help ensure that the shelter and its care for animals continue in the years ahead.

Our Donors

To all of our donors, we would like to extend our sincere thanks to each and every one of you! Because of all of you, we are able to provide a safe and comfortable environment for the animals who have no other choice. Your contributions mean the world to us and are life-changing for our animals in need. Thank you for your support and continued generosity.
(You can find the current donor list in our newsletter)

Other ways to donate:
Through Ameren’s gift of energy program, you can help the animals here at ECHS by making a payment towards the Ameren energy balance. There is no minimum or maximum amount required. You don’t have to be an Ameren customer to purchase a gift of energy.


  • Memorial Stones-
    • 6×6 – $50
    • 12×12 – $100
  • Memorial Trees- $200

In Honor

In honor of fur babies and pets who have been sponsored or helped with their medical bills

Latest News

Find us at the Effingham Farmers Market a few Saturday’s a month! We will comment on their Facebook post every Friday if we are coming or not. This is a great opportunity to sign up for volunteering, look through our adoption booklet, meet one (or two) of our adoptable pups & some of our volunteers,…
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Dieterich Bank held their annual Bark At The Bank on Thursday, June 13 from 11am-2pm. They had other local shelters come, a cutest puppy contest, bake sale, a food truck, item donation drop off box & a raffle entry for volunteer sign-ups! It was a great time! Izzy & Bridget loved getting out of the…
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We are in desperate need of regular animal care volunteers to help us give our animals the best care possible while in the shelter.As a volunteer based shelter, we can’t do what we do without YOU.We are so appreciative of all of our amazing volunteers. Do you have 2-3 hours per week to help us…
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