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!

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 21. 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 Wednesday, September 20.
  • Cats are dropped off on Thursday, September 21 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 Thursday, September 21 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.

September 21
Thursday
Volunteering

New Volunteer Class ~ This class is full!

Monday, September 25, 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).

September 25
Monday

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September 27
Wednesday

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 28. 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 Wednesday, September 27.
  • Cats are dropped off on Thursday, September 28 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 Thursday, September 28 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.

September 28
Thursday
Fall & Spring
Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

Did you know June is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month?  To see some of the dogs we currently have available, check out our Available Dogs webpage, or visit our Pet Adoption Center!

We also have rabbits and other pets too!

October

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, October 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.

  • Withhold all food after midnight on Wednesday, October 4.
  • Cats are dropped off on Thursday, October 5 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 Thursday, October 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.

October 5
Thursday
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 16. The Spay/Neuter Clinic fee is $75 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, October 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, October 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.
October 16
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 Thursday, October 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.

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 Wednesday, October 18.
  • Cats are dropped off on Thursday, October 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 Thursday, October 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.

October 19
Thursday

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 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.

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 Wednesday, October 25.
  • Cats are dropped off on Thursday, October 26 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 Thursday, October 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.

October 26
Thursday
Halloween Bake Sale! Halloween Bake Sale!

Come out to our Bake Sale at Ace Hardware at 204 E. College Ave, in Normal, on Saturday, October 28, 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 call Peggy at (309) 828-0662. Do not leave a message, be sure to talk with Peggy. Please let Peggy know if you have changed your phone number.

October 28
Saturday
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
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.

November 7 - 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, November 13. The Spay/Neuter Clinic fee is $75 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, November 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, November 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.
November 13
Monday

Office Closed / No Pet Viewing Hours on Thanksgiving Day

The office will be closed and there will be no Pet Viewing Hours on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23. The shelter will still be open for volunteers to help care for the animals.

November 23
Thursday
Santa Paws! Santa Paws!

Photos of your pets with Santa!

Come get your pets photographed by Ann, from JMC Photo Studios, with Santa for the Holiday Season!  Sponsored by the HSCI.

  Saturday, December 2 from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  Sunday, December 3 from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
  JMC Photos & Digital Services - 10 Westport Court in Bloomington
  Prices - $20.00 - Pets Only, $25.00 - Pets and Family

Reservations can be made by calling (309) 663-4677. Walk-ins are also very welcome.

The Santa Paws Form will be available later in the year.  Proceeds from this event will benefit HSCI.

December 2 & 3
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 9 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 call Peggy at (309) 828-0662. Do not leave a message, be sure to talk with Peggy. Please let Peggy know if you have changed your phone number.

December 9
Saturday
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 11. The Spay/Neuter Clinic fee is $75 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, December 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, December 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.
December 11
Monday

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

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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