Veterinary Teaching Hospital

Caring for Strays

Tips and contact information for stray animals

The Veterinary Teaching Hospital will not take in healthy unowned animals brought in by the public.  We do accept and offer triage for injured animals whose ownership is unknown. Please do not bring healthy stray animals to the hospital.  Instead here are some tips and contacts to assist in caring for a stray.

What to do if you find a stray:

  • Approach the stray animal with caution.
  • Keep the animal away from children or other animals
  • Seclude the animal in a small room or pet carrier.
  • Provide the animal with water.
  • Give the animal a small portion of food.  If it is a kitten, do not give them cow’s milk.
  • Contact the locally designated agency to have the animal scanned for a microchip and given a medical exam.

 

Local agency contacts:

 
Champaign County217-333-8911
Bondville217-863-2040
Homer217-896-2221
Ludlow217-396-7341
Mahomet217-586-5533
Savoy217-352-7744
St. Joseph217-469-7371
Douglas County217-253-4921217-253-2913
Ford County217-749-2369
Macon County217-425-4508 ext. 3 or 4217-424-1311
McLean County309-888-5030
Bloomington309-820-8888
Piatt County217-762-2812217-762-5761
Bement217-278-1379217-678-4741
Cerro Gordo217-763-3361
Cisco217-669-2163
Hammond217-262-3431
Mansfield217-489-5581
Monticello217-762-2895
Vermillion County217-431-2660217-442-2766