Humane Society of Central Illinois

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

Calendar of Events - 2018

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

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, or visit our Pet Adoption Center!

October

Salty Dawg Pet Salon - Donations Drive!

Salty Dawg Pet Salon ~ Donations Drive!

Salty Dawg Pet Salon is hosting a Donations Drive for the entire month of October, ending on Halloween, and offering clients 15% off of grooming for bringing in an item. Visit the Wish Lists webpage for items to donate, or just bring in bleach and paper towels since those are needed most right now. The Salty Dawg is located at 115 Susan Drive in Normal and their phone number is (309) 807-3299.

Thursday, October 18

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 18. 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.  Details

  • Withhold all food after midnight on Wednesday, October 17.
  • Cats are dropped off on Thursday, October 18 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 18 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.

Saturday, October 20

Volunteering

New Volunteer Class ~ This class is full!

Saturday, October 20 from 4:00 - 5:30 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 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).

Sunday, October 21

Volunteering

New Volunteer Class ~ This class is full!

Sunday, October 21 from 4:00 - 5:30 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 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).

Monday, October 22

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, October 22. 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.  Details

  • Dogs are dropped off at 7:00 am, Monday, October 22 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 23 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, October 25

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 25. 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.  Details

  • Withhold all food after midnight on Wednesday, October 24.
  • Cats are dropped off on Thursday, October 25 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 25 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.

Saturday, October 27

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, October 27, 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 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

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.

Thursday, November 1

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, November 1. 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.  Details

  • Withhold all food after midnight on Wednesday, October 31.
  • Cats are dropped off on Thursday, November 1 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, November 1 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 - December 3

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 Saturday, December 8.

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.

Sunday, November 4

Pet Supplies Plus Outreach

Pet Supplies Plus Outreach Please stop by Pet Supplies Plus at 1720 Bradford Lane, Suite 102 in Normal on Sunday, November 4 from 12:00 - 3:00 pm for the Pet Supplies Plus Outreach. We will have an available dog at the event along with information to share about HSCI, and we'll be available for questions.

We are in need two volunteers for this event. Please sign up online for this event if you can help us out.

November 4 - 10

National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week

National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week

Please remember our hard-working staff and volunteers during this designated week, November 4 - 10. 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.

Thursday, November 8

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, November 8. 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.  Details

Appointments are required and space is limited. Visit a Low Income Spay/Neuter Clinic Registration webpage for One Cat, Two Cats, or Three Cats 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, November 7.
  • Cats are dropped off on Thursday, November 8 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, November 8 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.

Thursday, November 15 and Friday, November 16

Bake Sale on the Quad at ISU

Bake Sale on the Quad at ISU!

Illinois State University is hosting a Bake Sale on the Quad on Thursday, November 15 and Friday, November 16 from 12:00 - 4:00 pm!

There will be many delicious baked goods to choose from!  All proceeds go to benefit the pets at HSCI so please stop by and pick up some sweets!  Flyer

Go REDBIRDS!

Thursday, November 15

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, November 15. 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.  Details

Appointments are required and space is limited. Visit a Low Income Spay/Neuter Clinic Registration webpage for One Cat, Two Cats, or Three Cats 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, November 14.
  • Cats are dropped off on Thursday, November 15 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, November 15 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.

Monday, November 19

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 19. 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.  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 19 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 20 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 29

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, November 29. 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.  Details

Appointments are required and space is limited. Visit a Low Income Spay/Neuter Clinic Registration webpage for One Cat, Two Cats, or Three Cats 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, November 28.
  • Cats are dropped off on Thursday, November 29 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, November 29 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.

Saturday, December 1 and Sunday, December 2

Santa Paws!

SANTA PAWS!

Photos of your pets with Santa!

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

  Saturday, December 1 from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  Sunday, December 2 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.

Please bring this form with you filled out.  Proceeds from this event will benefit HSCI.

Sunday, December 2

Pet Supplies Plus Outreach

Pet Supplies Plus Outreach Please stop by Pet Supplies Plus at 1720 Bradford Lane, Suite 102 in Normal on Sunday, December 2 from 12:00 - 3:00 pm for the Pet Supplies Plus Outreach. We will have an available dog at the event along with information to share about HSCI, and we'll be available for questions.

We are in need two volunteers for this event. Please sign up online for this event if you can help us out.

Monday, December 3

Holiday Cookie Trays!

Holiday Cookie Trays  -  Cookie Trays!

Monday, December 3, 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 3. Do not leave a message, be sure to talk with Peggy.   Happy Holidays!

Thursday, December 6

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, December 6. 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.  Details

Appointments are required and space is limited. Visit a Low Income Spay/Neuter Clinic Registration webpage for One Cat, Two Cats, or Three Cats 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, December 5.
  • Cats are dropped off on Thursday, December 6 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, December 6 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.

Saturday, December 8

Holiday Cookie Trays!

Holiday Cookie Tray Pick-Up

The pre-ordered Holiday Cookie Tray Pick-Up will be Saturday, December 8, 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!

Saturday, December 8

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 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 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.

Thursday, December 13

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, December 13. 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.  Details

Appointments are required and space is limited. Visit a Low Income Spay/Neuter Clinic Registration webpage for One Cat, Two Cats, or Three Cats 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, December 12.
  • Cats are dropped off on Thursday, December 13 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, December 13 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.

Monday, December 17

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 17. 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.  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 17 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 18 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.

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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