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The purrrfect companion
Rabbits, guinea pigs, birds, rats, hamsters and more
Who are we?
Because of the support of individual donors and volunteers, we are able to help more than 1,000 animals every year.
Find out more about the Humane Society of Central Illinois (HSCI), how we do what we do, and who helps us do it!
How can you help?
Whether you donate your time or your money, or you choose another way to support us (we have options!), we are grateful you’re here.
Explore different opportunities to get involved and find the one that’s just right for you.
We Love our HSCI Partners!
We are very grateful to our HSCI Partners for their tremendous support. To become a HSCI Partner, please see information about the Partner Program. If you have questions, please send us an email or call us at (309) 451-1000.
Pet of the Week
Hey friends, Bo here! I am a 3 year old male red ticked Coonhound mix! I am an energetic guy who would do best in a home without cats or small animals, and I would want to meet any existing dogs in the home to ensure I get along with them! I would do best with children who are at least 9 years of age due to my size and energy level. My adoption fee is reduced to $175 for one week only!
Volunteerism is an integral part of the HSCI and enables us to make a difference in the lives of thousands of homeless pets. We could not exist without the time, effort, and enthusiasm that each volunteer commits to giving. If you are interested in volunteering, see the list of volunteer opportunities.
Sponsor a pet
When you’re unable to adopt but still want to help, you can sponsor a pet to help us provide food, care, and housing while it waits for its loving forever home.
Take a look at the pet sponsorship page for more information.
Become a partner
We are very grateful to our HSCI Partners. Become a Partner today with a donation of cash, goods, or services of $500 or more.
Shop our wish list
We could use more donations from our wish lists. We also have wish lists on Amazon and Chewy. Use our Amazon Smile page and we’ll receive a donation directly from Amazon every time you shop! This works even if you are a Prime member.
Schnucks Rewards Program
The Donate Your Schnucks Rewards Program lets you choose to donate your Schnucks Rewards Points to our shelter. Once donated, Rewards Points will translate to a monetary donation for our shelter pets! Visit the Schnucks website to find out more and to choose your store.
Kroger Community Rewards Program
Make A Donation
There are many ways you can help provide support for the pets at the HSCI.
HSCI is a not-for-profit organization relying solely on contributions. Ultimately, the best way to help the HSCI is to make a monetary donation. Our existence is only possible through the support of our community.
To be able to pay employees, provide animal care and spay and neuter services, and pay utilities and vet bills, we need over $500,000 yearly.
Please show your support for our work by keeping us in the community. We need a place for pets to go.