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-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

Submit a photo to win Cutest Pet!

Enter a favorite photo!  Read more

March
Battle 4 BloNo!

Registration is Open for the Battle 4 BloNo!

Registration is open for the Battle 4 BloNo at Four Seasons II!  Details on our calendar. Check out the Battle 4 BloNo Flyer.

Register online or in person at Four Seasons II, 2401 Airport Road, Bloomington. Or, mail your registration form and check to Four Seasons Health Club: 2401 Airport Road, Bloomington IL 61704 (care of: Shelby Dietz).

Cost is $100 per team ($25 per person). Must be 16 or older to participate. For questions reach out to Shelby Dietz, Program Manager, at (309) 661-8611 x235 or Email.

March

Do You Want to Go to Maui?

HSCI Auction Raffle! HSCI Auction Raffle! HSCI Auction Raffle!

You might be the lucky winner of a great trip to your choice of one of several beautiful locations for only $50!  (Airfare not included). The winner will be selected at the 7th Annual Dinner and Auction on May 20 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Bloomington, IL. Only 100 raffle tickets will be sold.

Purchase your tickets today!  Click the Donation Amount for however many raffle tickets you would like to purchase. Then click the Gift Designation dropdown and select Raffle Ticket 2017.

The online purchase of tickets will close on Friday, May 19 and continue live at the auction. You don't have to be present to win the raffle. Auction Raffle Flier

Now - May 19
Volunteering

New Volunteer Class ~ This class is full!

Thursday, March 23, 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).

March 23
Thursday
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
Spay/Neuter Clinic for Dogs/Puppies

Spay/Neuter Clinic for Dogs/Puppies ~ This clinic is full!

HSCI is having a Spay/Neuter Clinic for Dogs/Puppies on Monday, April 3. 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.

  • Dogs are dropped off at 7:00 am, Monday, April 3 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 4 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.
April 3
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 Thursday, April 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.

  • Cats are dropped off on Wednesday, April 5 between 4:00 - 6:00 pm 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, April 6 between 3:00 - 4:00 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.

April 6
Thursday
April 8
Saturday
Volunteering

New Volunteer Class

Thursday, April 13, 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.

April 13
Thursday
Volunteering

New Volunteer Class

Thursday, April 20, 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.

April 20
Thursday
Volunteering

New Volunteer Class

Sunday, April 23, 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 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.

April 23
Sunday
Battle 4 BloNo - The PIT! Battle 4 BloNo!

JOIN US FOR A FUN, COMMUNITY BASED, TEAM FITNESS COMPETITION

TO RAISE MONEY FOR THREE LOCAL NOT-FOR-PROFITS, INCLUDING THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF CENTRAL ILLINOIS!

Teams of four will battle in three fitness competitions: Running, Spinning, & The PIT Strength & Conditioning. The three events are staged in 20 minute stations. Teams will start at a designated station, work together to achieve the most points they can at that station until the 20 minute air-horn blows!  After each station, there will be a 10 minute transition/recovery time; then, it's on to the next station. Check out the Battle 4 BloNo Flyer  for all the details.

SATURDAY, APRIL 29

Location: Outside, Four Seasons II, 2401 Airport Rd. Bloomington, IL 61704. Starts at 9:30 am; Packet Pick-Up & Day of Registration starts at 8:00 am.

Register online or in person at Four Seasons II, 2401 Airport Road, Bloomington. Or, mail your registration form and check to Four Seasons Health Club: 2401 Airport Road, Bloomington IL 61704 (care of: Shelby Dietz).

Cost is $100 per team ($25 per person). Must be 16 or older to participate. For questions reach call Shelby Dietz, Program Manager, at (309) 661-8611 x235 or Email

April 29
Saturday
Be Kind to Animals Week

Be Kind to Animals Week

Did you know May 1 - 7 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 1 - 7
Spay/Neuter Clinic for Dogs/Puppies

Spay/Neuter Clinic for Dogs/Puppies

HSCI is having a Spay/Neuter Clinic for Dogs/Puppies on Monday, May 1. 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, May 1 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 2 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.
May 1
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, May 4. 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.

  • Cats are dropped off on Wednesday, May 3 between 4:00 - 6:00 pm 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, May 4 between 3:00 - 4:00 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.

May 4
Thursday
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 13 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 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.

May 13
Saturday
7th Annual Dinner and Auction!
Pardi-Paws
Gala Pawprints
Sasha
Gala Pawprints

Join us as we celebrate our cause and support our mission to find loving, forever homes for abused and unwanted pets.

Your evening will begin with cocktails, appetizers, and silent auction. Following will be dinner and a live auction. Tickets are $75 each, or buy a complete table for 10 for $700. Order your tickets today!  Pictures of auction items will be added periodically as they are received.

Volunteers Are Needed for 7th Annual Auction Donations

Calling all volunteers interested in helping secure auction items for our 7th Annual Auction. Complete the Auction Volunteer form to sign up. Kathy Schniedwind, Auction Chair and HSCI Board Member, will contact you directly and provide instructions. Please send an email to Kathy with any questions. The auction will not be a success without the help of our volunteers.

Would you have a New Item to Donate for the Auction?

If you have a new item that you would consider donating for the Auction, complete the Auction New Item Donation form. Please see the Auction Wish List for ideas.

Auction Invitation Request

Invitations will be mailed the week of March 16. If you do not receive an invitation, you can request one be sent. If you would like an invitation mailed to you, please complete the Auction Invitation form.

We are looking forward to this event and hope you will attend!

May 20
Saturday

Office Closed / No Pet Viewing Hours on Memorial Day

The office will be closed and there will be no Pet Viewing Hours on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29. The shelter will still be open for volunteers to help care for the animals.

May 29
Monday
Spay/Neuter Clinic for Dogs/Puppies

Spay/Neuter Clinic for Dogs/Puppies

HSCI is having a Spay/Neuter Clinic for Dogs/Puppies on Tuesday, May 30. 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, Tuesday, May 30 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, May 31 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.
May 30
Tuesday
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
Annual Humane Society Garage Sale!

Annual Humane Society Garage Sale!

June 16 - 17, at the Lafayette Club 107 E. Lafayette St. in Bloomington

Save the dates for our Annual Garage Sale on Friday, June 16 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm and Saturday, June 17 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm at the Lafayette Club, 107 E Lafayette St. in Bloomington to benefit HSCI. 100% of the proceeds will go to helping our homeless animals in Central Illinois!  Details will be posted as we get closer to the event.

June 16 - 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, June 26. 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, June 26 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 27 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.
June 26
Monday

Special Viewing Hours on Independence Day

We will have Special Viewing Hours on Independence Day, Tuesday, July 4. Viewing Hours will be 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.

July 4
Tuesday
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 20. 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. Check out some pictures from a previous Ice Cream Social and Concert!

July 20
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, July 24. 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, July 24 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 25 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.
July 24
Monday

Annual Open House and Pet Expo!

Save the date for our Annual Open House and Pet Expo on Saturday, August 5 at our Pet Adoption Center, 423 Kays Drive in Normal. Details will be posted as we get closer to the event.

August 5
Saturday
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 19 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.

August 19
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, August 21. 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, August 21 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 22 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.
August 21
Monday

Office Closed / No Pet Viewing Hours on Labor Day

The office will be closed and there will be no Pet Viewing Hours on Labor Day, Monday, September 4. The shelter will still be open for volunteers to help care for the animals.

September 4
Monday
Spay/Neuter Clinic for Dogs/Puppies

Spay/Neuter Clinic for Dogs/Puppies

HSCI is having a Spay/Neuter Clinic for Dogs/Puppies on Monday, September 18. 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, September 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, September 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.
September 18
Monday
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
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
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.

HSCI