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The ECHA is an 501c3 nonprofit charity organization that rescues and cares for homeless cats in Edgar County.

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Edgar County Humane Association is a nonprofit organization dedicated to rescuing, fostering, and rehoming the abandoned, sick, and injured cats and kittens around our city.

With your help, we hope to make a difference in the lives of these wonderful animals.

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How We Help

Edgar County Humane Association is not a part of the city, county, state, or federal government and does not receive any tax dollars or funding from them. We are a 501c3 charity which relies on individual donations for our funding and volunteers to do our work. All of our animals are vet checked before being adopted and we pay for any needed medical care. State law says animals available for adoption must be neutered or spayed, microchipped and given a rabies shot. Ours have also been tested for felV/FIV, given Revolution to rid them of fleas, ticks, and ear mites, wormed, and their nails clipped, plus all beginning shots. We usually spay at four months {4 pounds} or neuter at three months {3 pounds}. If you adopt a kitten prior to being spayed/neutered, we ask that you bring them back at four months so this can be done for no additional charge. Our adoption fee is currently $85.00. If you receive a free kitten and provide this level of care on your own, it can cost you well over $200.00. Our organization also helps with vet bills when we are able and provides pet food for emergencies. We also have a low cost Spay/ Neuter program for cats and small dogs. We hope this information is helpful. We greatly appreciate our donors and volunteer's hard work and commitment. We could not save the number of cats we do with out them. If you have any questions please call

Mary Carriere, 217-494-5313 or Jane Asher 217-251-4563

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Please go to PetFinder .com

Go to the links page and click on PetFinder button, there you will find all are Cats.

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Veterinary Services

We provide free veterinary treatment to strays, rescues, if the funds are available.

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Fostering and Adoption

We help our rescues find their temporary and forever homes.

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Please Adopt, Dont Shop!

How You Can Help

There are countless ways you can help the E.C.H.A. You can make a donation (however big or small), join our fundraiser events, or volunteer your time and home as a foster parent.

Donate: PayPal -

Donate at our donation cans. Furrys gas station, Pools donation barrel, Main Street Cafe, R&J Liquor, Wags & Whiskers Animal Clinic, Edgar County Vet.

Foster : We never have enough fosters!

Volunteer your time.

Our Board Members


Mary Carriere

Vice President:

Jane Asher


Tami O’Bannon

Pam Lobb

Mary Lou Wright

Sarah Young

Jane Aiken

E.C.H.A Phone Line :

Ruby Floyd


Contact Us

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Edgar County Humane Assocation

14077 E.750th Rd. Paris, Illinois 61944


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Edgar County Humane Association

The ECHA now has a wish list at Walmart.

Please help us out with donating from our list. This will help the cats and dogs

in Edgar County. The ECHA is a nonprofit

organization that runs through donations

only. Thank You so much for thinking of us!

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