The annual Adopt-a-thon event was held on Saturday May 3 at our Pet Adoption Center. HSCI participates in the national Adopt-a-thon event to help promote adoption.
HSCI invited several rescue groups to participate. HSCI works with many rescue groups in placing HSCI pets. We encourage adoption from us or rescue groups. Rescue groups often can provide adopters specific information regarding a breed's behavior or health issues. Also, many times they have a waiting list for adoption and can place a pet in a better-prepared home faster.
For something new this year, we decided to offer a craft sale as part of our Adopt-a-thon. As always, we had many items for pet lovers - including pillows, towels, decorations and more. New for HSCI were some gorgeous knitted winter scarves.
Guardian Angel Bassett Rescue from Dwight proved to be a big hit with visitors. They brought many Bassets available for adoption or to foster.
Just one of the bassets enjoying a visit to HSCI during our Adopt-a-thon.
It looks like a dress rehearsal for the annual Basset Waddle Parade.
HSCI receives many purebred cats and dogs. It is not unusual at all for us to have a pug, dalmation, siamese cat, etc. Our pet population changes all the time.
Peoria Greyhound Rescue is very active in Central Illinois. They rescue many greyhounds from the race tracks, often in Florida.
Greyhounds make great pets. They are known for their docile nature.
Greyhounds sleep a lot, are very quiet and can have special diet needs.
Outside, Great Pyrenees set up to enjoy the wonderful weather. Here Cindy chats with visitors about the breed.
It was a beautiful day for the Adopt-a-thon.
One of the rescue groups participating in the Adopt-a-thon was Central Illinois Sheltie Rescue based in Bloomington - Normal.
Yes, I will come home with you.
During the Adopt-a-thon, we held a craft sale from 10 - 2. It was a chance to show off and purchase items donated to benefit HSCI.
An hourly drawing was held to give away many prizes.
Precious was one of the pets who found a home on the day of the Adopt-a-thon. Precious stayed with us at HSCI for seven months until the right person came along.
Smiles were everywhere!