Humane Society of Central Illinois

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

COVID-19 Shelter Update   -   Effective Friday, June 26, 2020

The health and safety of our pets, staff, volunteers and customers will continue to be our focus as we move into Phase 4 of the Illinois guidelines.

Facemasks will be required by all when visiting our shelter and visitors must adhere to social distancing guidelines.

Starting on Friday, June 26 the building will be open during our regular business hours: Closed Sunday & Monday and Open the following hours: Tuesdays 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Wednesday - Thursday - Fridays Noon - 6:00 pm and Saturdays 11:00 am - 4:00 pm. Only a limited number of people will be allowed in the building at one time. Please be patient if you are asked to wait.

We encourage potential adopters to complete an online adoption application in advance of your visit, as an approved application is needed to adopt. Those with approved applications and appointments will be given priority over walk-ins.

Welcome back volunteers: We will be having volunteers on a limited basis daily. Please check the Volunteer page on our website and sign up for a time slot on SignUpGenius, using the link Welcome Back, Volunteers. To volunteer, you must be a current volunteer. No walk-in volunteer opportunities.

New Volunteer classes are still suspended at this time.

We are taking all necessary precautions against COVID-19 by regularly disinfecting and cleaning on a daily basis. If you are feeling ill or having flu-like symptoms please delay your visit for when you are feeling better.

Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week!

Hi, my name is Midnight and I am a seven year old black male cat. I am a very reserved and relaxed cat who loves to just hide out and lounge. I do well with other cats in the room but don't really engage and play with them when they come near. I would do well in a home with a relaxed environment and where there are other relaxed felines.  Midnight...

Help Wanted

Events and Community Outreach Coordinator

HSCI is seeking an Events and Community Outreach Coordinator that will be responsible for developing, planning and implementing numerous one-time as well as ongoing, fundraising and community outreach events throughout the year in a deadline driven, fast paced environment. Promote events using social media. If you would like to know more, review the job advertisement and follow the instructions if you would like to apply for the position.

Pet Sponsorship

Pet Sponsorship

Would you like to help a shelter pet? One way to help is to sponsor a pet. Your sponsorship will help the HSCI provide food, care, and housing while they wait for their forever loving home.

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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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