Humane Society of Central Illinois

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

Calendar of Events - 2021

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

April

April is Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month

Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month

In recognition of April as Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month, the ASPCA works with shelters and educators across the country to raise awareness about animal abuse. Did you know that you as an individual can help crack down on cruelty in your community, too? When a concerned citizen reports the abuse of an animal to the proper authorities, he or she is not only helping that particular animal, but a message is being sent that all acts of animal abuse should be taken seriously.

Friday, April 30

Panda in the Community!

Panda in the Community!

Panda Express is having a Virtual Community Fundraiser to help raise money for the Humane Society of Central Illinois!

Just place an order  for pickup or delivery on Friday, April 30 and 28% of sales will be donated to the HSCI!

Available at Panda Express locations nationwide. Online orders only.

Thank you, Panda Express!

May 2 - 8

May 2 - 8 is Be Kind to Animals Week

Be Kind to Animals Week

Did you know May 2 - 8 is Be Kind to Animals Week?

Teaching humane values remains a focus of Be Kind to Animals Week activities, by offering adults and children opportunities to develop compassionate attitudes toward animals in our world. Week sponsored by the American Humane Association.

Thursday, May 6

Panera Bread Fundraiser!

Panera Bread Fundraiser!

Panera Bread is having a fundraiser to help the pets at the Humane Society of Central Illinois!  20% of sales will be donated back to HSCI. Panera requires a minimum of $100 in sales brought in by our organization in order to make a donation, so be sure to participate!

Order online at Panera Bread and enter the code "PRFUND" at checkout.

You can also bring this flyer or show a digital version to the cashier when ordering at the cafe to ensure your organization gets a portion of the proceeds.

Saturday, May 8

Picture of Bake Sale Treats!

Bake Sale at Ace Hardware!

Come out to our Bake Sale at Ace Hardware at 204 E. College Ave, in Normal, on Saturday, May 8 from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm. There will be many delicious baked goods to choose from.

All proceeds go to HSCI.

Bakers are needed for our Bake Sales!  If you can bake cookies or other holiday treats, please send an email to Peggy or call her at (309) 828-0662.

Monday, May 10

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

Spay/Neuter Clinic for Cats/Kittens

The HSCI is having a Spay/Neuter Clinic for Cats/Kittens only on Monday, May 10. Appointments are required and space is limited. At the time of drop off a surgery consent form will be provided and must be signed by the pet owner. Cats will be transported to an offsite vet or spay/neuter clinic. Kittens must be at least eight weeks of age and two pounds to receive surgery. The Spay/Neuter Clinic fee varies.  Details

  • Drop off will be on Monday, May 10 between 6:45 - 7:00 am at the Pet Adoption Center lobby doors. People are to stay in their cars and bring their own pen to sign the surgery consent form. Staff will come to their vehicle to check in the cat.
  • Pick up will be on Tuesday, May 11 between 8:30 - 8:45 am at the Pet Adoption Center lobby doors. People are to stay in their vehicles and wait for a staff member to assist them.
  • All cats must be in hard sided plastic pet carriers with newspaper in the bottom. No wire cages, soft carriers, etc. Carriers must be in good shape with no cracks, holes, or missing hardware. HSCI does not have carriers to lend. Please borrow from your family or neighbors. Do not put food or toys in the carrier.

Pre-operative Instructions for Cats/Kittens Only

  • Kittens under four months of age: Do not withhold food or water. Feed a small meal on the morning of Monday, May 10.
  • Cats four months and older: Do not withhold food; feed like normal. Water is allowed.

Monday, May 10

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, May 10. The Spay/Neuter Clinic fee is $100 for each Dog or Puppy. Fee includes rabies vaccination. Puppies must be at least eight weeks of age to receive surgery. Puppies under 12 weeks 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

It is strongly recommended that all dogs/puppies be up-to-date on their distemper combination vaccinations for protection against canine distemper virus, adenovirus type 1 and 2, canine parainfluenza virus, and canine parvovirus at least two weeks prior to transport.

Appointments are required and space is very limited. To register for this clinic, call our office at (309) 451-1000.

  • Dogs are dropped off between 6:45 - 7:00 am, Monday, May 10 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.
  • Owners must sign a surgery consent form at the time of check-in.
  • Dogs will be returned to their owners on Tuesday, May 11 between 8:30 - 9:00 am and are to be picked up from the Pet Adoption Center.

Spay/Neuter Clinic for Dogs/Puppies - Instructions

June

June is Adopt a Shelter Cat Month

Adopt a Shelter Cat Month

Did you know June is Adopt a Shelter Cat Month?

Check out the Available Cats webpage to see some of the cats we currently have available. If you see a kitten or cat you are interested in, visit the Adoption Information webpage to review adoption fees and submit an online adoption application.

Monday, June 14

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

Spay/Neuter Clinic for Cats/Kittens

The HSCI is having a Spay/Neuter Clinic for Cats/Kittens only on Monday, June 14. Appointments are required and space is limited. At the time of drop off a surgery consent form will be provided and must be signed by the pet owner. Cats will be transported to an offsite vet or spay/neuter clinic. Kittens must be at least eight weeks of age and two pounds to receive surgery. The Spay/Neuter Clinic fee varies.  Details

  • Drop off will be on Monday, June 14 between 6:45 - 7:00 am at the Pet Adoption Center lobby doors. People are to stay in their cars and bring their own pen to sign the surgery consent form. Staff will come to their vehicle to check in the cat.
  • Pick up will be on Tuesday, June 15 between 8:30 - 8:45 am at the Pet Adoption Center lobby doors. People are to stay in their vehicles and wait for a staff member to assist them.
  • All cats must be in hard sided plastic pet carriers with newspaper in the bottom. No wire cages, soft carriers, etc. Carriers must be in good shape with no cracks, holes, or missing hardware. HSCI does not have carriers to lend. Please borrow from your family or neighbors. Do not put food or toys in the carrier.

Pre-operative Instructions for Cats/Kittens Only

  • Kittens under four months of age: Do not withhold food or water. Feed a small meal on the morning of Monday, June 14.
  • Cats four months and older: Do not withhold food; feed like normal. Water is allowed.

Monday, June 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, June 14. The Spay/Neuter Clinic fee is $100 for each Dog or Puppy. Fee includes rabies vaccination. Puppies must be at least eight weeks of age to receive surgery. Puppies under 12 weeks 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

It is strongly recommended that all dogs/puppies be up-to-date on their distemper combination vaccinations for protection against canine distemper virus, adenovirus type 1 and 2, canine parainfluenza virus, and canine parvovirus at least two weeks prior to transport.

Appointments are required and space is very limited. To register for this clinic, call our office at (309) 451-1000.

  • Dogs are dropped off between 6:45 - 7:00 am, Monday, June 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.
  • Owners must sign a surgery consent form at the time of check-in.
  • Dogs will be returned to their owners on Tuesday, June 15 between 8:30 - 9:00 am and are to be picked up from the Pet Adoption Center.

Spay/Neuter Clinic for Dogs/Puppies - Instructions

Friday, June 25

Panda in the Community!

Panda in the Community!

Panda Express is having a Virtual Community Fundraiser to help raise money for the Humane Society of Central Illinois!

Just place an order  for pickup or delivery on Friday, June 25 and 28% of sales will be donated to the HSCI!

Available at Panda Express locations nationwide. Online orders only.

Thank you, Panda Express!

July 5 - 11

Birdies For Charity!

Birdies For Charity 2021 ~ Now Available!

Make your one time donation and guess the number of birdies the pros will make during the PGA tour July 5 - 11.

Simply use this fillable form, print and mail it to the Birdies for Charity office at 15623 Coaltown Rd., East Moline, IL 61244.

Donations/contest forms must be received by Monday, June 21, 2021.

Monday, July 12

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, July 12. The Spay/Neuter Clinic fee is $100 for each Dog or Puppy. Fee includes rabies vaccination. Puppies must be at least eight weeks of age to receive surgery. Puppies under 12 weeks 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

It is strongly recommended that all dogs/puppies be up-to-date on their distemper combination vaccinations for protection against canine distemper virus, adenovirus type 1 and 2, canine parainfluenza virus, and canine parvovirus at least two weeks prior to transport.

Appointments are required and space is very limited. To register for this clinic, call our office at (309) 451-1000.

  • Dogs are dropped off between 6:45 - 7:00 am, Monday, July 12 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.
  • Owners must sign a surgery consent form at the time of check-in.
  • Dogs will be returned to their owners on Tuesday, July 13 between 8:30 - 9:00 am and are to be picked up from the Pet Adoption Center.

Spay/Neuter Clinic for Dogs/Puppies - Instructions

Sunday, July 25

Panda in the Community!

Panda in the Community!

Panda Express is having a Virtual Community Fundraiser to help raise money for the Humane Society of Central Illinois!

Just place an order  for pickup or delivery on Sunday, July 25 and 28% of sales will be donated to the HSCI!

Available at Panda Express locations nationwide. Online orders only.

Thank you, Panda Express!

Monday, August 9

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, August 9. The Spay/Neuter Clinic fee is $100 for each Dog or Puppy. Fee includes rabies vaccination. Puppies must be at least eight weeks of age to receive surgery. Puppies under 12 weeks 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

It is strongly recommended that all dogs/puppies be up-to-date on their distemper combination vaccinations for protection against canine distemper virus, adenovirus type 1 and 2, canine parainfluenza virus, and canine parvovirus at least two weeks prior to transport.

Appointments are required and space is very limited. To register for this clinic, call our office at (309) 451-1000.

  • Dogs are dropped off between 6:45 - 7:00 am, Monday, August 9 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.
  • Owners must sign a surgery consent form at the time of check-in.
  • Dogs will be returned to their owners on Tuesday, August 10 between 8:30 - 9:00 am and are to be picked up from the Pet Adoption Center.

Spay/Neuter Clinic for Dogs/Puppies - Instructions

Saturday, August 21

Picture of Bake Sale Treats!

Bake Sale at Ace Hardware!

Come out to our Bake Sale at Ace Hardware at 204 E. College Ave, in Normal, on Saturday, August 21 from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm. There will be many delicious baked goods to choose from.

All proceeds go to HSCI.

Bakers are needed for our Bake Sales!  If you can bake cookies or other holiday treats, please send an email to Peggy or call her at (309) 828-0662.

Friday, September 24 & Saturday, September 25

Garage Sale!

Garage Sale to support the pets at the HSCI

Save the dates for our Garage Sale on Friday, September 24 and Saturday, September 25 at the Moose Lodge. Details will be posted as they become available.

October

October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

Did you know October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month?

Check out the Available Dogs webpage to see some of the dogs we currently have available. If you see a dog you are interested in, visit the Adoption Information webpage to review adoption fees and submit an online adoption application.

Saturday, October 30

Picture of Bake Sale Treats!

Halloween Bake Sale!

Come out to our Bake Sale at Ace Hardware at 204 E. College Ave, in Normal, on Saturday, October 30 from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm. There will be many delicious baked goods to choose from. All proceeds go to the Humane Society of Central Illinois.

Bakers are needed for our Bake Sales!  If you can bake cookies or other holiday treats, please send an email to Peggy or call her at (309) 828-0662.

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.

Check out the Available Pet webpages for cats and dogs to see some of the pets we currently have available. If you see a senior pet you are interested in, visit the Adoption Information webpage to review adoption fees and submit an online adoption application.

November 7 - 13

National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week

National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week

Please remember our hard-working staff and volunteers during this designated week, November 7 - 13. 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.

Saturday, December 11

Picture of Bake Sale Treats!

Bake Sale at Ace Hardware!

Come out to our Christmas Bake Sale at Ace Hardware at 204 E. College Ave, in Normal, on Saturday, December 11 from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm. Pick up some sweets for your family!  Many delicious baked goods to choose from. All proceeds go to HSCI.

Bakers are needed for our Bake Sales!  If you can bake cookies or other items, please email Peggy or call her at (309) 828-0662. Do not leave a message, be sure to talk with Peggy.

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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