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!

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
HSCI - Origami Owl

Origami Owl Fur Baby Fundraiser for HSCI!

October 10 - 24

Place your order at Origami Owl

At Origami Owl, our mission is to be a force for good. When you place an order, the HSCI will receive 10% - 20% of your total purchase.

I'm here to help you support this amazing organization so please email me at Shantel Ruebling or call me at (217) 691-6149 with any questions. I'd love to help you create meaningful customizable jewelry.

Shantel Ruebling

October 10 - 24

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 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 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
Volunteering

New Volunteer Class ~ This class is full!

Sunday, October 22, 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).

October 22
Sunday

Low Income Spay/Neuter Clinic for Cats/Kittens

Due to a scheduling conflict, this clinic has to be rescheduled. We will reach out to you if you signed
up for this clinic. We are sorry for this inconvenience.

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.

  • 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
Annual Miller Park Zoo's - Zoo Spooktacular!

Visit the Miller Park Zoo on Saturday, October 28, 5:00 - 8:00 pm and Sunday, October 29, noon - 3:00 pm for the Annual Miller Park Zoo Spooktacular!

Miller Park Zoo invites you to show off your Halloween costume and enjoy crafts, local vendors, up-close animal encounters and, of course, candy!  The Saturday evening Zoo event will be filled with glowing Halloween decorations and a bit spookier, but great for all children. Sunday will be the Zoo’s traditional non-spooky event.

HSCI will have a table at the event on both days, so stop by with your little ones for an activity and to learn more about the HSCI and our animals.

For more information on activities and cost, visit the Miller Park website for more details.

October 28 & 29,
Saturday & Sunday
Volunteering

New Volunteer Class ~ This class is full!

Monday, October 30, 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).

October 30
Monday
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
Holiday Cookie Trays!

Holiday Cookie Trays  -  Order Now!

Save yourself from baking. Buy an assortment of Holiday Cookies for $14 a tray. There are 36 cookies to a tray!  It is a great gift idea for a teacher, mail carrier, or neighbor. They are also popular to share at work, with family, or a holiday function. We usually sell out every year so be sure to order ahead!

Cookie Trays can only be purchased by pre-order!  Extra Cookie Trays, if available, can be purchased at the Bake Sale at Ace Hardware on December 9.

To order a Holiday Cookie Tray use the online order form and pay with PayPal.  Or, if you would prefer not to use PayPal, print and complete the paper order form and follow the mailing instructions on the form.  Happy Holidays!

Bakers are needed for our Bake Sales!  If you can bake cookies or other holiday treats, please email Peggy or call her 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.

November -
December 4

Pet Outreach at Petco

Please join us for our Pet Outreach event at Petco on Sunday, November 5 from 12:00 - 3:00 pm where you can meet some of our shelter dogs who are looking for forever homes. We'll be there to answer any question you may have about our adoption process, and to talk with you about your pet needs. We'll have shelter information available and can let you know about any pets we have at our shelter. Stop by Petco at 1700 East College Avenue in Normal and visit with our dogs!

November 5
Sunday
Volunteering

New Volunteer Class

Monday, November 6, 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.

November 6
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, November 7. 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, November 6.
  • Cats are dropped off on Tuesday, November 7 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, November 7 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.

November 7
Tuesday
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
November 9
Thursday
Pet for a Vet Day!
November 11
Saturday
Volunteering

New Volunteer Class

Sunday, November 12, 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.

November 12
Sunday
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

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, November 14. 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, November 13.
  • Cats are dropped off on Tuesday, November 14 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, November 14 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.

November 14
Tuesday
Spring 2018,
Summer 2018,
Fall 2018

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

Barnes and Noble Book Fair!

Barnes and Noble is having a Book Fair on Saturday, November 25, from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Volunteers from HSCI will be helping with this fun event, which includes story-telling, arts and crafts, and gift wrapping. Plan to stop by with your whole family and say hello!

November 25
Saturday
Volunteering

New Volunteer Class

Monday, November 27, 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.

November 27
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, November 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.

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, November 27.
  • Cats are dropped off on Tuesday, November 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 Tuesday, November 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.

November 28
Tuesday
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

Pet Outreach at Petco

Please join us for our Pet Outreach event at Petco on Sunday, December 3 from 12:00 - 3:00 pm where you can meet some of our shelter dogs who are looking for forever homes. We'll be there to answer any question you may have about our adoption process, and to talk with you about your pet needs. We'll have shelter information available and can let you know about any pets we have at our shelter. Stop by Petco at 1700 East College Avenue in Normal and visit with our dogs!

December 3
Sunday

Last Day to Order Holiday Cookie Trays!

Monday, December 4, is the last day to order Holiday Cookie Trays. Save yourself from baking. Buy an assortment of holiday cookies for $14 a tray. There are 36 cookies to a tray!  It is a great gift idea for a teacher, mail carrier, or neighbor. They are also popular to share at work, with family, or a holiday function.

For questions about late orders, call Peggy at (309) 828-0662 no later than Monday, December 4. Do not leave a message, be sure to talk with Peggy.   Happy Holidays!

December 4
Monday

Holiday Cookie Tray Pick-Up

The pre-ordered Holiday Cookie Tray Pick-Up will be Saturday, December 9, from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm at the Pet Adoption Center.

The holiday cookie trays and treats are a perfect item for a Secret Santa Exchange, a teacher, mail carrier, or neighbor. They are also popular to share at work, with family, or a holiday function.

We sell cookie trays very quickly so mark this on your calendar!   Happy Holidays!

December 9
Saturday
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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