Humane Society of Central Illinois

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

COVID-19 Shelter Update   -   Effective Saturday, July 18, 2020

The health and safety of our pets, staff, volunteers and potential adopters continues to be our main focus during this challenging time. Our mission is still to Find loving, forever homes for abused and unwanted pets by pairing adopters with available pets. Adoptions are by appointment only. The process to adopt is:

  • View the Available Pets pages (Cats, Dogs and Rabbits & More) on our website. All available pets are listed on the website.
  • Complete an online Adoption Application noting the pet that you are interested in meeting.
  • HSCI staff will review the application and notify you of the status including the availability of the pet. We may have received multiple applications for the same pet.
  • Once your application has been approved and the animal is available, HSCI staff will contact you via telephone to schedule an appointment for a meet and greet.
  • If you have an approved application on file (applications are kept for six months) and would like to set up an appointment to view a particular pet, please call us at (309) 451-1000.
  • Appointments will be scheduled Tuesday through Saturday. Facemasks are required when visiting the shelter and visitors must adhere to social distancing guidelines.

Volunteers - Please check the Volunteer page and sign up for a time slot on SignUpGenius, using the link Welcome Back, Volunteers. You must have completed the Volunteer Orientation class. We are excited to have the volunteers back!

Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week!

Hey!  My name is Shane and I am a one year old boy!  I am a friendly cat that enjoys pets and attention. I am very vocal at times when I am looking for attention. I like to roam around the room and see what everyone is up to.   More...

Bake Sale at Ace Hardware!

Picture of Bake Sale Treats!

Come out to our Bake Sale at Ace Hardware at 204 E. College Ave, in Normal, on Saturday, August 15 from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm.

There will be many delicious baked goods to choose from. All proceeds go to the HSCI.

Dawson Lake Dash

Fleet Feet Sports is hosting the 2020 Dawson Lake Dash 5K on Sunday, August 23 at Moraine View State Park in LeRoy.

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Humane Society of Central Illinois

Dear friends,

I hope my letter finds you and your loved ones safe and healthy.

In short, I'm writing because the Humane Society of Central Illinois needs your help. It's not lost on anyone the serious and unprecedented situation faced today by our community and our world. What was once "another county's concern" quickly became our own as COVID-19 impacted every dimension of our lives. And, as you can imagine, it has impacted HSCI in ways we never expected.

Donations from our loyal supporters are down significantly and our doors remain closed to visitors through at least May 30. 100% of our operating expenses (now totaling more than $500,000 annually), are funded from donations and animal adoptions. As you can imagine, our ability to support operations is becoming very difficult. To manage costs, we've taken drastic steps including a temporary layoff of a number of employees. But, expenses still remain.

Pictures of Darrin the cat and Lilly the dog.

In addition, HSCI has been forced to take the following measures:

  • The widely popular annual gala has been canceled for 2020 - our biggest and most important event of the year, historically raising upward of $70,000 annually.
  • The spring garage sale and numerous bake sales have been indefinitely postponed. While smaller events, they generate more than $6000 combined towards food and medical supplies for our animals.
  • Painting events and restaurant fundraisers have been canceled, eliminating over $5000 in revenue.
  • Canceled the 4th of July Sit-In.
  • Postponed additional Kitten Yoga sessions.

But, there is good news too!  Many in our community are still adopting our animals, and programs like the Spay/Neuter Clinic continue. Dogs, cats and other small animals are still finding their forever home!  We are so grateful for those who have opened their hearts and their homes to an animal in need!

Picture of Herman the rabbit.

If you are in a position to make a monetary donation, we ask that you consider making one now to the newly formed HSCI Shelter Relief Fund. Gifts at the following levels go a long way toward supporting the shelter:

$25 -provides microchips for two shelter animals
$50 -helps feed our shelter cats for one week
$75 -helps feed our shelter dogs for one week
$100 -virtual adoption of one cat
$150 -provides cat litter for one week
$225 -virtual adoption of one dog
$500 -provides critical medication, vaccines, and medical supplies
$1000 -covers the monthly cost to remove waste and supply water for the shelter

HSCI Shelter Relief Fund donations can be made online, or print the donation form and mail the form with a check.

Thank you, dear friends, for your continued generosity and support.

Sincerely,

Tim Anderson
HSCI Board President

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Volunteering

Volunteering

Volunteerism is an integral part of the HSCI and enables us to make a difference in the lives of thousands of homeless pets. We could not exist without the time, effort, and enthusiasm that each volunteer commits to giving. If you are interested in volunteering, see the list of Volunteer Opportunities.

Planned Giving

Planned Giving

There are many ways in which you can include the Humane Society of Central Illinois (HSCI) as a part of your estate plan, and when done properly the inclusion of a charitable beneficiary such as the HSCI as a part of your estate plan can not only allow for your generosity to benefit animals in need, but it can provide tax benefits that may benefit the non-charitable beneficiaries of your estate plan as well. read on...

ASAP Fund

ASAP Fund

The ASAP Fund was established by the Donor Fund Trustees to provide emergency or extraordinary medical services for animals sheltered at the HSCI.

Become a Sponsor!

Sponsor Program

HSCI is very grateful to our Sponsors.

Become one today with a donation of cash, goods or services of $500 or more. Join us now!

Hill's Science Diet

Hills Science Diet

We feed our pets Hill's Science Diet.

To learn about Hill's Science Diet products visit their website.

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