The Humane Society of Central Illinois moved its Pet Adoption Center from 3001 Gill Street, Bloomington, to 423 Kays Drive, Normal, on Tuesday, May 16, 2006. As part of our move and celebration, we moved our pets in style with an informal Pet Parade! To all the volunteers and everyone who helped with the Pet Parade, we offer a big THANK YOU!
Sherri watches Alecia, one of our younger volunteers, decorate a van.
Sherri's car is ready to go.
The Teague family participated in our "'Smalls' make the BIG trip" portion of our parade. They chauffered Sammi the rabbit to his new home.
Off we go, with rain clouds above.
Marla, a longtime dog walker, and Shawn are ready for departure. They delivered cats Wrigley and Addison safely to their new home.
Cats are notorious for not liking car rides. Wrigley and Addison must be wondering what in the world is happening on this unusual day at HSCI.
Vehicles get into position for Feline Frenzy.
Over 20 vehicles delivered our felines. Quite a parade for our special kitties!
Volunteers get more dogs ready for the trip. The sky began to brighten after some showers.
Everyone with their Humane Society available dog poses for a group photo.
Todd loads Boscoe into the Dogcab to bring him to the new facility.
Carmella looks forward to her ride with the Abeling chauffeurs. The Abelings made three trips, carrying Orbit the gerbil, one of the cats, and finally Carmella.
Trudy LOVED her car ride. Sherri reported she was absolutely wonderful.
Sara gives a ride to Monet, one of her favorites.
Lori chauffeurs a "back seat driver".
Boscoe with his head out the window to watch the world go by.
Princess, a fairly timid dog at HSCI, looks out at the world around her.
Mandy, our Assistant Manager, greets cars at the front entrance to our 423 Kays Drive location.
We have arrived at our new home!
Lot's of volunteers with pets ready to be welcomed.
Brian Dietz, one of our adoption outreach volunteers, brings in a dog anxious to see his new home.
Diane, our Parade Captain, participates in the last leg of our parade route.
Bethany, one of our animal care staff members, greets another arrival.