Humane Society of Central Illinois

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

Calendar of Events - 2020

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 Animal Cruelty Month

In recognition of April as Prevention of Animal Cruelty 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.

Thursday, April 2 & Thursday, April 9

"Blue Dog" Style Inspired Pup Portraits Fundraiser!

This event has been postponed!

Humane Society of Central Illinois and Inside Out Accessible Art Cooperative

Blue Dog - Style Inspired Pup Portraits Fundraiser

Inside Out Accessible Art Cooperative is located at 200 W. Monroe in Bloomington

Bring a picture of your dog and Inside Out Accessible Art's artists will help you draw it on a canvas and use acrylic paints to paint your own dog in the "Blue Dog" style of George Rodrigue. Learn more about George Rodrigue.

There will be four sessions for this class: Thursday, April 2, 1:30 - 3:00 pm, 4:00 - 5:30 pm and Thursday, April 9, 1:30 - 3:00 pm and 4:00 - 5:30 pm. Net proceeds from this fundraiser will be split between Inside Out Accessible Art Cooperative and the Humane Society of Central Illinois to provide future programming. The cost of the class is $30 for an adult or child adult pair. Any additional donations received will be split between the two organizations.

Saturday, April 18

Garage Sale Donation Drop Off Date

Garage Sale!

This Drop Off date has been cancelled!

The fourth Garage Sale Donation Drop-Off Date is Saturday, April 18 from noon - 2:00 pm. Drop off will be at Uncle Bill's Self Storage, 421 Kays Dr, in Normal, in unit I21 (Building I unit 21). The unit directly faces the HSCI back parking lot.

Donations will be needed, so start saving your "treasures" now!  Please see the list of items we would LOVE to receive and a list of items we are NOT accepting.

Monday, April 20

Low Income Spay/Neuter Clinic for Cats/Kittens

Spay/Neuter Clinic for Cats/Kittens

The HSCI is having a Low Income Spay/Neuter Clinic for Cats/Kittens only on Monday, April 20. 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

Is the cat current on rabies vaccination? If not, the cost is $10 more and the cat will receive the rabies vaccination. This is required for all cats/kittens three months of age or older.

Visit the appropriate webpage below to register and pay online for this clinic. Payment in advance is required!


  • Drop off will be on Monday, April 20 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, April 21 between 8:15 - 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, April 20.
  • Cats four months and older: Do not withhold food; feed like normal. Water is allowed.

Monday, April 20

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, April 20. 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 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, April 20 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, April 21 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.

Friday, April 24 & Saturday, April 25

Garage Sale!

Garage Sale to support the pets at the HSCI

The Garage Sale has been cancelled!

Donations will be needed, so start saving your "treasures" now!

May 3 - 9

May 3 - 9 is Be Kind to Animals Week

Be Kind to Animals Week

Did you know May 3 - 9 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, www.americanhumane.org.

Saturday, May 9

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 9 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 18

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 18. 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 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, May 18 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, May 19 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.

Tuesday, May 19

Podcast Event

Podcast Event!

Tune in on Tuesday, May 19 from 5:35 - 6:35 pm Central Time for HSCI's first podcast feature!

The Animal Rescue Professionals Association provides the opportunity for those involved in animal welfare to connect, share, learn and educate. Every week they talk with animal rescues, shelters and professionals in the animal welfare industry to help share their story. We hope that you'll listen in and be inspired by their story and find ways to help save even more animals!

Links to the podcast will be posted here when they are available.

June

June is Adopt a Shelter Cat Month

Adopt a Shelter Cat Month

Did you know June is Adopt a Shelter Cat Month?

To see some of the cats we currently have available, check out our Available Cats 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!

Monday, June 15

Spay/Neuter Clinic for Dogs/Puppies

Spay/Neuter Clinic for Dogs/Puppies

HSCI is having a Spay/Neuter Clinic for Dogs/Puppies on Monday, June 15. 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 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, June 15 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, June 16 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.

Saturday, July 4

Closed for Pet Adoptions

HSCI will be closed for Pet Adoptions on Saturday, July 4 for the holiday.

Monday, July 13

Spay/Neuter Clinic for Dogs/Puppies

Spay/Neuter Clinic for Dogs/Puppies

HSCI is having a Spay/Neuter Clinic for Dogs/Puppies on Monday, July 13. 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 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, July 13 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, July 14 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, July 23

Ice Cream Social and Concert!

Ice Cream Social and Concert

Join us for an old-fashioned Ice Cream Social at Franklin Park, Prairie and Chestnut Streets in Bloomington on Thursday, July 23. Our desserts, ice cream and soda will be available from 6:00 - 7:00 pm.

Then, sit back and enjoy the toe-tapping melodies from the Community Band's concert from 7:00 - 8:00 pm. Bring lawn chairs and your dogs if you wish!

All proceeds go directly to the Humane Society of Central Illinois to support the pets.

Monday, August 10

Spay/Neuter Clinic for Dogs/Puppies

Spay/Neuter Clinic for Dogs/Puppies

HSCI is having a Spay/Neuter Clinic for Dogs/Puppies on Monday, August 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 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, August 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. 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, August 11 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.

Saturday, August 15

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 15 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.

Sunday, August 23

2020 Dawson Lake Dash 5K

Fleet Feet Sports is hosting the 2020 Dawson Lake Dash 5K on Sunday, August 23 at 8:00 am at the Moraine View State Park in LeRoy. The Humane Society of Central Illinois is a beneficiary of the event!  Registration and Volunteer links will be posted when available. We hope to see you there!

Tuesday, September 9

Spay/Neuter Clinic for Dogs/Puppies

Spay/Neuter Clinic for Dogs/Puppies

HSCI is having a Spay/Neuter Clinic for Dogs/Puppies on Tuesday, September 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 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, Tuesday, September 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. 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 Wednesday, September 10 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.

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!

Monday, October 12

Spay/Neuter Clinic for Dogs/Puppies

Spay/Neuter Clinic for Dogs/Puppies

HSCI is having a Spay/Neuter Clinic for Dogs/Puppies on Monday, October 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 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, October 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. 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 13 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.

Saturday, October 31

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 31 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.

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.

November 1 - 7

National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week

National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week

Please remember our hard-working staff and volunteers during this designated week, November 1 - 7. 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 9

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 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 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 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. 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 10 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, November 26

Office Closed / No Pet Viewing Hours ~ Thanksgiving Day

The office will be closed and there will be no pet viewing hours on Thursday, November 26 for the Thanksgiving holiday. However, volunteers are welcome to come and help the Animal Care team from 7:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Saturday, December 12

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 12 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.

Monday, December 14

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 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 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 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, December 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, December 24

Christmas Eve Hours

The office will be open for adoptions from 12:00 - 4:00 pm on Thursday, December 24. Volunteers are welcome to help the Animal Care team from 7:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Friday, December 25

Office Closed / No Pet Viewing Hours ~ Christmas Day

The office will be closed and there will be no pet viewing hours on Friday, December 25 for the Christmas holiday. Volunteers are welcome to help the Animal Care team from 7:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Thursday, December 31

New Year's Eve Hours

The office will be open for adoptions from 12:00 - 4:00 pm on Thursday, December 31. Volunteers are welcome to help the Animal Care team from 7:00 am - 4:00 pm.

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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