We've Moved to a New Location!
History / Mission
Since October 1996, the Humane Society of Central Illinois (HSCI) has operated its Pet Adoption Center at 3001 Gill Street in Bloomington. For almost a decade, the Pet Adoption Center has served our community by meeting the needs of abandoned, homeless, and abused pets. Each year, more people choose HSCI to adopt their next companion. Our efforts in humane education and low cost spay/neuter have increased as well. For more details about our history, please visit our Mission Statement / History webpage.
Decision to Move
Although the demand for our services keeps increasing, HSCI was not expecting to move so soon. However, a building became available that would meet our needs in a cost-effective manner. Therefore, HSCI will be moving to 423 Kays Drive in Normal, and listing our current facility at 3001 Gill Street in Bloomington for sale. Some of the expected benefits of our move are:
- High visibility: High traffic area will increase our visibility and community awareness. Located at a major intersection of Fort Jesse/Towanda Avenue with high business (Walgreen's, Home Depot, Shoppes at College Hills) and residential growth.
- Easy to find: Area experiences high traffic and is well-known. Current building is somewhat difficult for potential adopters, new volunteers, and visitors to find.
- Better neighborhood fit: Building is in a commercial area, isolated from residential area.
- Bus route access: ISU and IWU students without cars will now be able to volunteer.
- Medical Facility: Offers a lobby area, surgical room, medical treatment space, mechanical systems, and excellent ventilation system. Appropriate ventilation will create a healthier environment and assist in disease control.
- Professional Image: 423 Kays Drive reflects the high standards HSCI holds for pet care. Rather than simply housing animals, HSCI provides a comfortable environment focusing on socialization, play, health care, and lifelong adoptions.
- Cost Savings: The newer, energy-efficient building will result in lower utility and repair costs.
- Interior Layout / Healthier Environment: Separate areas for each pet group will reduce stress on our pets and be more conducive for visitors. Incoming and adoptable pets can be separated to reduce exposure to health problems.
- Accessibility: As a one-story building, the location is wheelchair accessible and pet-friendly.
- Outdoor Dog Areas: The large lot provides more options for dog runs and a potential "Meet & Greet" park area.
- Improved Security / Access: Staff, volunteer, and visitor areas can be separated more effectively.
Building / Move Basics:
- Built in 1996, 9200 square feet (building), approximately 2 acres including green space behind the building
The HSCI provides services to our community and offers hope for countless pets. Our move will allow us to do more in the future for our pets. This location will serve us for many years to come. Map to our new location, 423 Kays Drive.