Humane Society of Central Illinois

423 Kays Drive, Normal, IL 61761  •  (309) 451-1000  •  Viewing Hours

Calendar of Events - 2019

The Calendar of Events includes upcoming events, including those added on short notice. Our calendar is updated frequently so be sure to visit often!

Saturday, August 24

Garage Sale Donation Drop Off Date

Garage Sale!

Garage Sale Donation Drop-Off Date is Saturday, August 24 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm. Drop off items at Uncle Bill's Self Storage, 408 Kays Dr., unit A6. The unit is a blue door unit on the opposite side of the street as the shelter. The unit faces Kays Drive and is close to the DMi Technology Group building.

Volunteers will be at the storage unit to assist with the drop off. Please see the Garage Sale details for a list of items we would LOVE to receive and a list of items we are NOT accepting.

We are in need of volunteers to help. If you would like to volunteer, please sign up today!

Sunday, August 25

Volunteering

New Volunteer Class

Sunday, August 25 from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm at the Pet Adoption Center for new volunteers. This is your chance to learn about the variety of Volunteer Opportunities available and begin helping HSCI and our pets in a way which fits your interests and schedule. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age to work independently. Volunteers ages 8 to 17 must be accompanied by either a parent or guardian 25 years or older who is also a volunteer and must perform the same tasks. Children under the age of 8 cannot volunteer at the shelter, but can help the animals in other ways by collecting much needed supplies to donate.

Registration fee is $10 for each adult (18 or older) and $5 for each child (ages 8 - 17).  More

Visit the New Volunteer Class Registration webpage to register and pay online for One Person, Two People, Three People or Four People. Or call our office at (309) 451-1000 to sign-up and register for this session. Payment in advance is required to hold your spot and seating is limited.

Sunday, August 25

2019 Dawson Lake Dash 5K

Fleet Feet Sports is hosting the 2019 Dawson Lake Dash 5K on Sunday, August 25 at 8:00 am at the Moraine View State Park in LeRoy. The Humane Society of Central Illinois is a beneficiary of the event!

  • To register for this year's race, visit the registration page.
  • To volunteer for this year's race, visit the volunteer page.
  • Visit the Facebook Event page for more details!

Thursday, August 29

Low Income Spay/Neuter Clinic for Cats/Kittens ~ This clinic is full!

Spay/Neuter Clinic for Cats/Kittens

HSCI is having a Low Income Spay/Neuter Clinic for Cats/Kittens only on Thursday, August 29. The Spay/Neuter Clinic fee is $30 for each Cat or Kitten. Individuals receiving Governmental Aid such as WIC, LINK, Medical Card, SSI, or unemployment benefits qualify. Families facing other hardships, please call the office at (309) 451-1000 during regular business hours to determine if you qualify. Kittens must be at least eight weeks of age and two pounds to receive surgery.   Details

  • Withhold all food after midnight on Wednesday, August 28.
  • Cats are dropped off on Thursday, August 29 between 7:00 - 7:30 am at the Pet Adoption Center, 423 Kays Drive in Normal. Cats must be in a hard sided carrier with a towel in the bottom. One cat per carrier. If you need to borrow a carrier(s), please call the office in advance to make arrangements for pick-up.
  • Cats are to be picked up from the Pet Adoption Center on Thursday, August 29 between 4:00 - 5:00 pm.

To speed up the check-in process, please print the Animal Surgery Consent Form for Spay/Neuter, and bring a completed form, for each cat, with you at the time of check-in.

Thursday, September 5

Low Income Spay/Neuter Clinic for Cats/Kittens ~ This clinic is full!

Spay/Neuter Clinic for Cats/Kittens

HSCI is having a Low Income Spay/Neuter Clinic for Cats/Kittens only on Thursday, September 5. The Spay/Neuter Clinic fee is $30 for each Cat or Kitten. Individuals receiving Governmental Aid such as WIC, LINK, Medical Card, SSI, or unemployment benefits qualify. Families facing other hardships, please call the office at (309) 451-1000 during regular business hours to determine if you qualify. Kittens must be at least eight weeks of age and two pounds to receive surgery.  Details

  • Withhold all food after midnight on Thursday, September 4.
  • Cats are dropped off on Thursday, September 5 between 7:00 - 7:30 am at the Pet Adoption Center, 423 Kays Drive in Normal. Cats must be in a hard sided carrier with a towel in the bottom. One cat per carrier. If you need to borrow a carrier(s), please call the office in advance to make arrangements for pick-up.
  • Cats are to be picked up from the Pet Adoption Center on Thursday, September 5 between 4:00 - 5:00 pm.

To speed up the check-in process, please print the Animal Surgery Consent Form for Spay/Neuter, and bring a completed form, for each cat, with you at the time of check-in.

Thursday, September 12

Low Income Spay/Neuter Clinic for Cats/Kittens ~ This clinic is full!

Spay/Neuter Clinic for Cats/Kittens

HSCI is having a Low Income Spay/Neuter Clinic for Cats/Kittens only on Thursday, September 12. The Spay/Neuter Clinic fee is $30 for each Cat or Kitten. Individuals receiving Governmental Aid such as WIC, LINK, Medical Card, SSI, or unemployment benefits qualify. Families facing other hardships, please call the office at (309) 451-1000 during regular business hours to determine if you qualify. Kittens must be at least eight weeks of age and two pounds to receive surgery.  Details

  • Withhold all food after midnight on Thursday, September 11.
  • Cats are dropped off on Thursday, September 12 between 7:00 - 7:30 am at the Pet Adoption Center, 423 Kays Drive in Normal. Cats must be in a hard sided carrier with a towel in the bottom. One cat per carrier. If you need to borrow a carrier(s), please call the office in advance to make arrangements for pick-up.
  • Cats are to be picked up from the Pet Adoption Center on Thursday, September 12 between 4:00 - 5:00 pm.

To speed up the check-in process, please print the Animal Surgery Consent Form for Spay/Neuter, and bring a completed form, for each cat, with you at the time of check-in.

Saturday, September 14

Garage Sale Donation Drop Off Date

Garage Sale!

Garage Sale Donation Drop-Off Date is Saturday, September 14 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm. Drop off items at Uncle Bill's Self Storage, 408 Kays Dr., unit A6. The unit is a blue door unit on the opposite side of the street as the shelter. The unit faces Kays Drive and is close to the DMi Technology Group building.

Volunteers will be at the storage unit to assist with the drop off. Please see the Garage Sale details for a list of items we would LOVE to receive and a list of items we are NOT accepting.

We are in need of volunteers to help. If you would like to volunteer, please sign up today!

Monday, September 16

Spay/Neuter Clinic for Dogs/Puppies ~ This clinic is full!

Spay/Neuter Clinic for Dogs/Puppies

HSCI is having a Spay/Neuter Clinic for Dogs/Puppies on Monday, September 16. The Spay/Neuter Clinic fee is $85 for each Dog or Puppy. Fee includes rabies vaccination. Puppies must be at least eight weeks of age to receive surgery. Puppies under four months of age will not receive a rabies vaccination. Dogs on medication or showing signs of respiratory infections will not be considered for surgery. Dogs will be transported to and from Animal Protective League (APL) in Springfield for spay / neuter. Details

  • Dogs are dropped off at 7:00 am, Monday, September 16 at the Pet Adoption Center, 423 Kays Drive in Normal. Dogs must be in a hard sided carrier with newspapers in the bottom. One dog per carrier. If you need to borrow a carrier, please call the office in advance to make arrangements to have one available.
  • Dogs will be returned to their owners on Tuesday, September 17 between 8:45 - 9:15 am and are to be picked up from the Pet Adoption Center.
  • Owners must sign a surgery consent form at the time of check-in.

Thursday, September 26

Gala - Night at the Oscars 2019!

Thursday, September 26

Low Income Spay/Neuter Clinic for Cats/Kittens

Spay/Neuter Clinic for Cats/Kittens

HSCI is having a Low Income Spay/Neuter Clinic for Cats/Kittens only on Thursday, September 26. The Spay/Neuter Clinic fee is $30 for each Cat or Kitten. Individuals receiving Governmental Aid such as WIC, LINK, Medical Card, SSI, or unemployment benefits qualify. Families facing other hardships, please call the office at (309) 451-1000 during regular business hours to determine if you qualify. Kittens must be at least eight weeks of age and two pounds to receive surgery. Registrations for males are still available but registrations for females are now full.   Details

Appointments are required and space is limited. Visit a Low Income Spay/Neuter Clinic Registration webpage for One Cat, Two Cats, or Three Cats to register and pay online, or call our office at (309) 451-1000 to sign-up and register for this clinic. Payment in advance is required.

  • Withhold all food after midnight on Thursday, September 25.
  • Cats are dropped off on Thursday, September 26 between 7:00 - 7:30 am at the Pet Adoption Center, 423 Kays Drive in Normal. Cats must be in a hard sided carrier with a towel in the bottom. One cat per carrier. If you need to borrow a carrier(s), please call the office in advance to make arrangements for pick-up.
  • Cats are to be picked up from the Pet Adoption Center on Thursday, September 26 between 4:00 - 5:00 pm.

To speed up the check-in process, please print the Animal Surgery Consent Form for Spay/Neuter, and bring a completed form, for each cat, with you at the time of check-in.

Saturday, September 28

Save the Date - Coldwell Banker Homes for Dogs Project!

Homes for Dogs 2019!

October

October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

Did you know October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month?

To see some of the dogs we currently have available, check out our Available Dogs webpage. Our pet population can change quickly and not all of our pets are on the website so it's a good idea to stop by our Pet Adoption Center!

Thursday, October 3

Low Income Spay/Neuter Clinic for Cats/Kittens

Spay/Neuter Clinic for Cats/Kittens

HSCI is having a Low Income Spay/Neuter Clinic for Cats/Kittens only on Thursday, October 3. The Spay/Neuter Clinic fee is $30 for each Cat or Kitten. Individuals receiving Governmental Aid such as WIC, LINK, Medical Card, SSI, or unemployment benefits qualify. Families facing other hardships, please call the office at (309) 451-1000 during regular business hours to determine if you qualify. Kittens must be at least eight weeks of age and two pounds to receive surgery.  Details

Appointments are required and space is limited. Visit a Low Income Spay/Neuter Clinic Registration webpage for One Cat, Two Cats, or Three Cats to register and pay online, or call our office at (309) 451-1000 to sign-up and register for this clinic. Payment in advance is required.

  • Withhold all food after midnight on Thursday, October 2.
  • Cats are dropped off on Thursday, October 3 between 7:00 - 7:30 am at the Pet Adoption Center, 423 Kays Drive in Normal. Cats must be in a hard sided carrier with a towel in the bottom. One cat per carrier. If you need to borrow a carrier(s), please call the office in advance to make arrangements for pick-up.
  • Cats are to be picked up from the Pet Adoption Center on Thursday, October 3 between 4:00 - 5:00 pm.

To speed up the check-in process, please print the Animal Surgery Consent Form for Spay/Neuter, and bring a completed form, for each cat, with you at the time of check-in.

October 4 & 5

Garage Sale!

Supporting the Humane Society of Central Illinois

  • Friday, October 4 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm    (No early birds)
  • Saturday, October 5 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm    (No early birds)
  • Saturday, October 5 Bag Sale from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

Lafayette Club, 107 E. Lafayette St, Bloomington


Donation Drop-Off Dates:

Drop off items on Saturday, August 24 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm, and Saturday, September 14 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm at Uncle Bill's Self Storage, 408 Kays Dr., unit A6. The unit is a blue door unit on the opposite side of the street as the shelter. The unit faces Kays Drive and is close to the DMi Technology Group building. Volunteers will be at the storage unit to assist with the drop off. We are in need of volunteers to help. If you would like to volunteer, please sign up today!

We will also be accepting donations at the Layette Club on Tuesday, October 1 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. If the drop-off dates and times don't work for you, please call the office at (309) 451-1000 to set up an appointment.

We would LOVE to receive:

Household goods, books, office items, games, art, toys, small pieces of furniture (i.e. end table, 3 shelf bookcase, etc.), sporting goods, gardening supplies, lamps, tools, knick-knacks, videos, records, jewelry, dishes.  Tax deductible receipt provided upon request.

Sorry, we are NOT accepting:

Large pieces of furniture, exercise equipment, clothing, shoes, stuffed animals, car seats, mattresses, chemicals, TVs, tires, electronics, broken items or junk.

Donations are needed, so be sure to drop off your "treasures"!

Sunday, October 6

Pet Supplies Plus Outreach

Pet Supplies Plus Outreach Please stop by Pet Supplies Plus at 1720 Bradford Lane, Suite 102 in Normal on Sunday, October 6 from 12:00 - 3:00 pm for the Pet Supplies Plus Outreach. We will have an available dog at the event along with information to share about HSCI, and we'll be available for questions.

We are in need two volunteers for this event. Please sign up online for this event if you can help us out.

Thursday, October 10

Low Income Spay/Neuter Clinic for Cats/Kittens

Spay/Neuter Clinic for Cats/Kittens

HSCI is having a Low Income Spay/Neuter Clinic for Cats/Kittens only on Thursday, October 10. The Spay/Neuter Clinic fee is $30 for each Cat or Kitten. Individuals receiving Governmental Aid such as WIC, LINK, Medical Card, SSI, or unemployment benefits qualify. Families facing other hardships, please call the office at (309) 451-1000 during regular business hours to determine if you qualify. Kittens must be at least eight weeks of age and two pounds to receive surgery.  Details

Appointments are required and space is limited. Visit a Low Income Spay/Neuter Clinic Registration webpage for One Cat, Two Cats, or Three Cats to register and pay online, or call our office at (309) 451-1000 to sign-up and register for this clinic. Payment in advance is required.

  • Withhold all food after midnight on Thursday, October 9.
  • Cats are dropped off on Thursday, October 10 between 7:00 - 7:30 am at the Pet Adoption Center, 423 Kays Drive in Normal. Cats must be in a hard sided carrier with a towel in the bottom. One cat per carrier. If you need to borrow a carrier(s), please call the office in advance to make arrangements for pick-up.
  • Cats are to be picked up from the Pet Adoption Center on Thursday, October 10 between 4:00 - 5:00 pm.

To speed up the check-in process, please print the Animal Surgery Consent Form for Spay/Neuter, and bring a completed form, for each cat, with you at the time of check-in.

Monday, October 14

Spay/Neuter Clinic for Dogs/Puppies ~ This clinic is full!

Spay/Neuter Clinic for Dogs/Puppies

HSCI is having a Spay/Neuter Clinic for Dogs/Puppies on Monday, October 14. The Spay/Neuter Clinic fee is $85 for each Dog or Puppy. Fee includes rabies vaccination. Puppies must be at least eight weeks of age to receive surgery. Puppies under four months of age will not receive a rabies vaccination. Dogs on medication or showing signs of respiratory infections will not be considered for surgery. Dogs will be transported to and from Animal Protective League (APL) in Springfield for spay / neuter.  Details

  • Dogs are dropped off at 7:00 am, Monday, October 14 at the Pet Adoption Center, 423 Kays Drive in Normal. Dogs must be in a hard sided carrier with newspapers in the bottom. One dog per carrier. If you need to borrow a carrier, please call the office in advance to make arrangements to have one available.
  • Dogs will be returned to their owners on Tuesday, October 15 between 8:45 - 9:15 am and are to be picked up from the Pet Adoption Center.
  • Owners must sign a surgery consent form at the time of check-in.

Thursday, October 24

Low Income Spay/Neuter Clinic for Cats/Kittens

Spay/Neuter Clinic for Cats/Kittens

HSCI is having a Low Income Spay/Neuter Clinic for Cats/Kittens only on Thursday, October 24. The Spay/Neuter Clinic fee is $30 for each Cat or Kitten. Individuals receiving Governmental Aid such as WIC, LINK, Medical Card, SSI, or unemployment benefits qualify. Families facing other hardships, please call the office at (309) 451-1000 during regular business hours to determine if you qualify. Kittens must be at least eight weeks of age and two pounds to receive surgery.  Details

Appointments are required and space is limited. Visit a Low Income Spay/Neuter Clinic Registration webpage for One Cat, Two Cats, or Three Cats to register and pay online, or call our office at (309) 451-1000 to sign-up and register for this clinic. Payment in advance is required.

  • Withhold all food after midnight on Thursday, October 23.
  • Cats are dropped off on Thursday, October 24 between 7:00 - 7:30 am at the Pet Adoption Center, 423 Kays Drive in Normal. Cats must be in a hard sided carrier with a towel in the bottom. One cat per carrier. If you need to borrow a carrier(s), please call the office in advance to make arrangements for pick-up.
  • Cats are to be picked up from the Pet Adoption Center on Thursday, October 24 between 4:00 - 5:00 pm.

To speed up the check-in process, please print the Animal Surgery Consent Form for Spay/Neuter, and bring a completed form, for each cat, with you at the time of check-in.

Saturday, October 26

Bake Sale at Ace Hardware! Picture of Bake Sale Treats!

Come out to our Bake Sale at Ace Hardware at 204 E. College Ave, in Normal, on Saturday, October 26, from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm and pick up some delicious baked goods!  Choose from homemade cakes, pies, cookies, bread, and more!  All proceeds go to HSCI.

Bakers are needed for our Bake Sales!  If you can bake cookies or other items, please send an email to Peggy or call her at (309) 828-0662. Please let Peggy know if you have changed your phone number.

Thursday, October 31

Low Income Spay/Neuter Clinic for Cats/Kittens

Spay/Neuter Clinic for Cats/Kittens

HSCI is having a Low Income Spay/Neuter Clinic for Cats/Kittens only on Thursday, October 31. The Spay/Neuter Clinic fee is $30 for each Cat or Kitten. Individuals receiving Governmental Aid such as WIC, LINK, Medical Card, SSI, or unemployment benefits qualify. Families facing other hardships, please call the office at (309) 451-1000 during regular business hours to determine if you qualify. Kittens must be at least eight weeks of age and two pounds to receive surgery.  Details

Appointments are required and space is limited. Visit a Low Income Spay/Neuter Clinic Registration webpage for One Cat, Two Cats, or Three Cats to register and pay online, or call our office at (309) 451-1000 to sign-up and register for this clinic. Payment in advance is required.

  • Withhold all food after midnight on Wednesday, October 30.
  • Cats are dropped off on Thursday, October 31 between 7:00 - 7:30 am at the Pet Adoption Center, 423 Kays Drive in Normal. Cats must be in a hard sided carrier with a towel in the bottom. One cat per carrier. If you need to borrow a carrier(s), please call the office in advance to make arrangements for pick-up.
  • Cats are to be picked up from the Pet Adoption Center on Thursday, October 31 between 4:00 - 5:00 pm.

To speed up the check-in process, please print the Animal Surgery Consent Form for Spay/Neuter, and bring a completed form, for each cat, with you at the time of check-in.

November

November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month

Adopt a Senior Pet Month

November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month!  There are many good reasons to adopt a senior pet. Take a Second Look: Consider Adopting an Adult Cat or Dog. We usually have plenty of adult cats in our Adult Cat Room. Many of our adult cats are included on our Available Cats webpage.

Stop by our Pet Adoption Center to visit all of our adult pets.

Sunday, November 3

Pet Supplies Plus Outreach

Pet Supplies Plus Outreach Please stop by Pet Supplies Plus at 1720 Bradford Lane, Suite 102 in Normal on Sunday, November 3 from 12:00 - 3:00 pm for the Pet Supplies Plus Outreach. We will have an available dog at the event along with information to share about HSCI, and we'll be available for questions.

We are in need two volunteers for this event. Please sign up online for this event if you can help us out.

November 3 - 9

National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week

National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week

Please remember our hard-working staff and volunteers during this designated week, November 3 - 9. Our Pet Adoption Center would not be possible without the dedication of many. Show your support this week with a note, a token of appreciation, or a donation to help support the pets. Another easy way to support us is by raving about our work and our animals to friends, neighbors, co-workers and anyone else. We need your support.

Monday, November 11

Spay/Neuter Clinic for Dogs/Puppies

Spay/Neuter Clinic for Dogs/Puppies

HSCI is having a Spay/Neuter Clinic for Dogs/Puppies on Monday, November 11. The Spay/Neuter Clinic fee is $85 for each Dog or Puppy. Fee includes rabies vaccination. Puppies must be at least eight weeks of age to receive surgery. Puppies under four months of age will not receive a rabies vaccination. Dogs on medication or showing signs of respiratory infections will not be considered for surgery. Dogs will be transported to and from Animal Protective League (APL) in Springfield for spay / neuter.  Details

Appointments are required and space is limited. Please visit the Spay/Neuter Clinic for Dogs/Puppies - Registration webpage to register and pay online, or call our office at (309) 451-1000 to sign-up and register for this clinic. Payment in advance is required.

  • Dogs are dropped off at 7:00 am, Monday, November 11 at the Pet Adoption Center, 423 Kays Drive in Normal. Dogs must be in a hard sided carrier with newspapers in the bottom. One dog per carrier. If you need to borrow a carrier, please call the office in advance to make arrangements to have one available.
  • Dogs will be returned to their owners on Tuesday, November 12 between 8:45 - 9:15 am and are to be picked up from the Pet Adoption Center.
  • Owners must sign a surgery consent form at the time of check-in.

Sunday, December 1

Pet Supplies Plus Outreach

Pet Supplies Plus Outreach Please stop by Pet Supplies Plus at 1720 Bradford Lane, Suite 102 in Normal on Sunday, December 1 from 12:00 - 3:00 pm for the Pet Supplies Plus Outreach. We will have an available dog at the event along with information to share about HSCI, and we'll be available for questions.

We are in need two volunteers for this event. Please sign up online for this event if you can help us out.

Monday, December 16

Spay/Neuter Clinic for Dogs/Puppies

Spay/Neuter Clinic for Dogs/Puppies

HSCI is having a Spay/Neuter Clinic for Dogs/Puppies on Monday, December 16. The Spay/Neuter Clinic fee is $85 for each Dog or Puppy. Fee includes rabies vaccination. Puppies must be at least eight weeks of age to receive surgery. Puppies under four months of age will not receive a rabies vaccination. Dogs on medication or showing signs of respiratory infections will not be considered for surgery. Dogs will be transported to and from Animal Protective League (APL) in Springfield for spay / neuter.  Details

Appointments are required and space is limited. Please visit the Spay/Neuter Clinic for Dogs/Puppies - Registration webpage to register and pay online, or call our office at (309) 451-1000 to sign-up and register for this clinic. Payment in advance is required.

  • Dogs are dropped off at 7:00 am, Monday, December 16 at the Pet Adoption Center, 423 Kays Drive in Normal. Dogs must be in a hard sided carrier with newspapers in the bottom. One dog per carrier. If you need to borrow a carrier, please call the office in advance to make arrangements to have one available.
  • Dogs will be returned to their owners on Tuesday, December 17 between 8:45 - 9:15 am and are to be picked up from the Pet Adoption Center.
  • Owners must sign a surgery consent form at the time of check-in.

Volunteer

For information or to volunteer for any of the events listed above, please email fundraising. We are always looking to expand and start some new events. We need more volunteers and people to coordinate the events. Please join us!

Event Notification Form

If you represent an organization or business planning something to benefit HSCI, let us know. Simply fill out this short Event Notification Form.

Still Needed

Groups to help or hold events with us. Does your group need a service project? We have events or work around the Pet Adoption Center that might lend itself to you. Please email fundraising or leave a message at the Pet Adoption Center at (309) 451-1000.

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