Humane Society of Central Illinois

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

Welcome to the Adventures of Dodger Home for the Holidays!

Dodger came to the shelter in April this year terribly overweight, so our dedicated staff took him on as a special project.

With the help of our dog food partner, Science Diet, he was put on a low-calorie diet. Once they determined that he really did love to get out and walk a lot, the animal care staff decided to get him out as much as possible, enlisting everyone's help to make sure he got outside three or four times a day when possible. In June he was adopted and his loving forever home humans are keeping up with his diet and exercise regimen. The staff and volunteers will never forget Dodger--his cheerful, loving, personality lit up the room. We miss him but are so happy that he's living his best life, Home for the Holidays with his new family.

Now, Dodger wants you to know that the shelter needs your help this holiday season so it can can continue to give the best possible care to pets in need while they wait to go home for the holidays. Your generous donations go far. For example:

  • $300 covers one pet's care while they wait to for their forever home
  • $250 buys dog food for one week
  • $200 buys cat litter for one week
  • $100 covers 20 rabies vaccinations
  • $80 covered spaying or neutering one cat

Make your donation below and then watch for special text messages from Dodger himself, as we make our way Home for the Holidays!  You can also print a PDF of the form and send it into us with a check.

Holiday Cookie Trays  -  Order Now!

Holiday Cookie Trays!

Save yourself from baking!  Buy an assortment of Holiday Cookies for $14 a tray. There are 36 cookies to a tray!

It is a great gift idea for a teacher, mail carrier, or neighbor. They are also popular to share at work, with family, or a holiday function.

We usually sell out every year so be sure to order ahead!

Cookie Trays can only be purchased by pre-order.  Last day to order Cookie Trays is Friday, December 4!

Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week!

Hey, don't forget me!  I'm Cricket, the five-month-old brother to Mantis and Ant. We are all loving and playful kittens. Please submit an online application today for a chance to meet one or all of us!  Cricket

COVID-19 Shelter Updates  -  Adoption Process  -  Volunteer Note

The health and safety of our pets, staff, volunteers and potential adopters continues to be our main focus during this challenging time. See our current Adoption Process details. Volunteers - Effective Friday, November 20, 2020, HSCI has suspended all volunteer activity to comply with the Governor's Teir 3 mitigations.

Email Sign-Up

Email Sign-Up!

Sign-Up to receive occasional HSCI shelter news emails and newsletters!

Paper Towels Needed

Paper Towels Needed!

We are in urgent need of Paper Towels!  We go through a lot of these making sure the facility and living quarters are clean for our furry residents. Any donations would be greatly appreciated!  Donations can be dropped off at the facility side door entrance.

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.

HSCI Shelter Relief Fund

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!  If you are in a position to make a monetary donation, we ask that you consider making a HSCI Shelter Relief Fund donation. Donations can be made online or mail-in form.

HSCI Shelter Relief Fund
Memorial Donations



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...



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 Partner!

Partner Program

HSCI is very grateful to our Partners.

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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