Humane Society of Central Illinois

Calendar of Events - 2017

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

Donate online or print and mail the form.

December
Holiday Supply Drive! Holiday Supply Drive!

This is our big Supply Drive of the year. The Supply Drive will take place Friday, November 24 through Saturday, December 23 and it's easy to contribute. A list of items will be posted at the entrance of participating locations. Just choose your purchase and drop it off at our box or bin at the exit. Participating this year are the following stores:

  Jewel - 901 S. Cottage Ave. in Normal   Tractor Supply - 2238 Westgate Dr. in Bloomington
  Schnuck's - 1701 E. Empire Bloomington   Premium Pet Supply - 1500 E. Empire St. Unit 6 in Bl.
  Schnuck's - 1750 N. Bradford Lane in Normal   Eastland Chiropractic - 2406 E. Washington St. in Bl.
  HSCI - 423 Kays Dr. in Normal

Here are the types of supplies that HSCI would greatly appreciate: (highlighted items especially)

  Bleach     Powder or Liquid Laundry Detergent  
  Non-clumping Clay Cat Litter     Paper Towels  
  Anti-Bacterial Dishwashing Soap   Drum Liners 55 Gallon Trash Bags
  Hand Sanitizer (large refill bottles)   Fabric Softener Dryer Sheets
  Milkbone Original or Healthy Dog Biscuits   Toilet Paper

See the lists at each store for a complete listing of Wish List items to select from. Please ask an associate to point you in the right direction if you cannot find the HSCI bin. A big thank you goes to the businesses who were willing to have collection bins in their store!

December 1 - 23
Volunteering

New Volunteer Class

Sunday, December 17, from 2:00 - 3:30 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 hich fits your interests and schedule. Volunteers must be 16 years of age or accompanied by a parent at training and each and every time for volunteering. Registration fee is $10 for each adult (16 or older) and $5 for each child (younger than 16).

Visit the New Volunteer Class Registration webpage to register and pay online, 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.

December 17
Sunday
Volunteering

New Volunteer Class

Monday, December 18, from 5:30 - 7:00 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 16 years of age or accompanied by a parent at training and each and every time for volunteering. Registration fee is $10 for each adult (16 or older) and $5 for each child (younger than 16).

Visit the New Volunteer Class Registration webpage to register and pay online, 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.

December 18
Monday

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 Tuesday, December 19. 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.

  • Withhold all food after midnight on Monday, December 18.
  • Cats are dropped off on Tuesday, December 19 between 7:30 - 8:00 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 Tuesday, December 19 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.

December 19
Tuesday

Office Closed / No Pet Viewing Hours on Christmas Day

The office will be closed and there will be no Pet Viewing Hours on Christmas Day, Monday, December 25. The shelter will still be open for volunteers to help care for the animals.

December 25
Monday

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January is Adopt-a-Rescued-Bird Month

Adopt-a-Rescued-Bird Month

Looking for a feathered friend?  HSCI occasionally has birds available. Please check with our adoption staff or complete an application in case a bird of interest becomes available. Sometimes we have birds on our Available Rabbits and More webpage.

Come on out to our Pet Adoption Center and see which pet is waiting for you!

January

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 Tuesday, January 9. 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.

  • Withhold all food after midnight on Monday, January 8.
  • Cats are dropped off on Tuesday, January 9 between 7:30 - 8:00 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 Tuesday, January 9 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.

January 9
Tuesday
Spay/Neuter Clinic for Dogs/Puppies

Spay/Neuter Clinic for Dogs/Puppies

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

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, January 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, January 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.
January 15
Monday

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 Tuesday, January 23. 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.

Appointments are required and space is limited. Please visit the Low Income Spay/Neuter Clinic 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.

  • Withhold all food after midnight on Monday, January 22.
  • Cats are dropped off on Tuesday, January 23 between 7:30 - 8:00 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 Tuesday, January 23 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.

January 23
Tuesday

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 Tuesday, January 30. 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.

Appointments are required and space is limited. Please visit the Low Income Spay/Neuter Clinic 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.

  • Withhold all food after midnight on Monday, January 29.
  • Cats are dropped off on Tuesday, January 30 between 7:30 - 8:00 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 Tuesday, January 30 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.

January 30
Tuesday
February is Adopt-a-Rescued-Rabbit Month

Adopt-a-Rescued-Rabbit Month

Warm Your Heart, Warm Your Home - Adopt a Rescued Rabbit!  To see some of the rabbits we currently have available for adoption, check out our Available Rabbits and More webpage.

Or, visit our Pet Adoption Center!

February
Spring 2018,
Summer 2018,
Fall 2018
March is Adopt-a-Rescued-Guinea-Pig Month

Adopt-a-Rescued-Guinea-Pig Month

Have you considered adopting a Guinea Pig?  HSCI occasionally has Guinea Pigs available. Please check with our adoption staff or complete an application in case a Guinea Pig of interest becomes available. We sometimes have Guinea Pigs on our Available Rabbits and More webpage.

Stop by our Pet Adoption Center and see all the pets!

March

Childrens’ Program at the Bloomington Public Library!

The HSCI will present a Childrens’ Program at the Bloomington Public Library on Friday, March 9 from 5:00 - 6:30 pm.

Our Education Committee will present a show-and-tell event in the Bloomington Public Library Childrens’ Department. The public is invited to attend.

March 9
Saturday
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.

April
May 6 - 12 is Be Kind to Animals Week

Be Kind to Animals Week

Did you know May 6 - 12 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.

May 6 - 12
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, or stop by the Pet Adoption Center!

We also have rabbits and other pets too!

June

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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