More than one million dogs are euthanized in shelters every year.
According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, about 40% of pet owners learned about their pet through word-of-mouth.
Many people are afraid of shelter dogs thinking they're bad or broken, but that's not the case.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- People were entertained by some smart K-9's.
The Champaign County Humane Society joins us with a special guest, Gumball. There's information on how to adopt him or any of the other animals at the Champaign County Humane Society yours.
URBANA -- About six months ago, these dogs were near death. Now, they're as healthy as can be and looking for forever homes.
LODA -- If you're looking for a new book, here's one to make you feel good while reading it.
URBANA -- The process isn't perfect when it comes to pairing the right pet with an owner but the CCHS works hard to get it right.
SAVOY -- People dressed their animals in costume to raise money for a good cause.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- If you're looking for the perfect pet to take home, this may be the perfect time.
MAHOMET -- Barking dogs didn't stop one Kid to Know from helping dozens find forever homes.
Update: 6:18 pm, 10/3/13, Thursday JACKSONVILLE -- An area dog is destined to become a national celebrity.
SPRINGFIELD -- If you're heading to the State Fair this weekend, one way to fill your whole day without emptying your wallet, is to check all of the free entertainment.
CHAMPAIGN -- Direct TV is trying a new channel that's for the dogs!
SPRINGFIELD -- Illinois is cracking down on animal cruelty. There's a new law to make sure dogs are treated humanely when tied up outside.
CHAMPAIGN -- A woman is dedicating her life to helping dogs in need.
DANVERS -- Police don't usually investigate dog deaths, but one case in McLean County has officials looking for answers.
URBANA -- Service dogs spend their lives helping people in need, and University of Illinois veterinarians are making sure they get some help in the dental department.
Update: 9:01 pm, 2/28/13, Thursday
MOROCCO, IN -- The Iroquois County Animal Rescue is looking for your help.
CHARLESTON -- An animal shelter is doing more than providing a temporary home for dogs, it is stimulating their brain.
NEW ZEALAND -- An animal welfare group is starting an awareness campaign, so original, you can't ignore it.
CHAMPAIGN -- Barack Obama wasn't the only person elected president Tuesday.
URBANA -- Pet owners got a helping hand at a free rabies clinic.
URBANA -- Work is underway on some brand new homes.
HOOPESTON -- Man's best friends are turning up dead.
URBANA -- The Champaign County Humane Society kicked off it's annual Giant Garage Sale Friday morning. All the proceeds go back to the animal shelter.
CHARLESTON -- Twenty-seven dogs are rescued from living without food, water and a good home.
SPRINGFIELD- Some people treat their animals like children, taking them wherever they go. And even letting them sit on their lap while they're driving. Well, one lawmaker wants to make that illegal.
PESOTUM-- A messy situation is piling up.
URBANA - Some people at the Urbana Dog Park aren't following the rules and the Park District says it could be unsafe.
CHAMPAIGN - Joshua Ingersoll, 32, is out on bond after police arrested him for shooting his dog and having guns illegally in his home. Monday he was charged with animal cruelty, reckless discharge of a firearm and not having a FOID card.
TUSCOLA - The Douglas County Animal Control and Shelter usually houses some animals outside, but with this cold snap it's hard on them. There are more dogs than usual, so it can get crowded bringing all the animals inside. One woman is helping those stray dogs and cats find homes.