My experience was great. I adopted my little love ball about a year ago from Prairieland. He was rescued from a hoarding situation, I believe his original name was Zach? but his name is Odin now and I think it fits him better. We have had been for about two years now and I found their placement system to be great. It was not to strict but also kept people who might not be a good fit from getting an animal to easily. Over all they were very flexible with our schedules, we are both busy people so it was hard to meet up to get him. I do believe most of their cats are left undeclawed if they were not declawed already? Could be wrong about that, I preferred this since I wanted my cat to remain undeclawed.
Advice for anyone looking for a cat! Pick a cat that fits your family dynamic and other animals, do not choose one just based on looks!
I have volunteered for Prairieland Anti-Cruelty Program for several months, especially summers. Judy, the director and founder of the program is a delight and a pleasure to work with. She is always able and willing to help you learn (slowly and clearly) the specific tasks of caring for the shelter animals. The program has been around since 1994 and has helped, saved, and nurtured thousands of animals - so they must be doing something right.
ME and my fiance had planned to get a cat we and our kids fell in love with we put in the application and was told to come the next day and get the cat. We went out and got all kind of cat items and such only to get an email from Judy saying the other Judy sold the cat after she already approved us. This is very unprofessional and bad business she sold it to someone whom walked in the store and wanted it, wow it was that easy and we filled out and application the day before and was told he was ours. I will be posting this on multiple website and facebook pages..
Review from Guidestar
An employee of Prairieland Anti-Cruelty has been arrested for 19 counts of animal cruelty. http://www.wicd15.com/newsroom/top_stories/videos/wicd_vid_1590.shtml http://illinoishomepage.net/content/fulltext/?cid=125082 According to WCIA - Judy Smith was charged with animal cruelty after 19 cats and dogs were taken from her Urbana home. Police say they were living in horrible conditions and called it a possible hoarding situation. It turns out she is an employee of the Prairie-land Anti Cruelty Program. Animal control officers call this one of the worst cases they've ever seen.