Humane Society of Central Illinois

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

Calendar of Events - 2021

The Calendar of Events includes upcoming events, including those added on short notice. Our calendar is updated frequently so be sure to visit often!

Update

Spay/Neuter Clinic for Cats/Kittens

Spay/Neuter Clinic for Cats/Kittens

Currently, all the HSCI Spay/Neuter Clinics for both cats and dogs are full. If you have a cat(s) that needs to be spayed or neutered, Sterile Feral Foundation has some openings. Please call them at (309) 663-4406 for assistance. Leave a message and someone will be in contact.

June

June is Adopt a Shelter Cat Month

Adopt a Shelter Cat Month

Did you know June is Adopt a Shelter Cat Month?

Check out the Available Cats webpage to see some of the cats we currently have available. If you see a kitten or cat you are interested in, visit the Adoption Information webpage to review adoption fees and submit an online adoption application.

Now - Monday, June 21

John Deere Classic Golf Tournament ~ Birdies For Charity

Birdies For Charity!

The HSCI is again partnering with John Deere's Classic Golf Tournament fundraiser to raise money for pets at the Pet Adoption Center.

No GOLF knowledge is needed!  Just make a one-time donation and guess the number of Birdies. Tournament contestants recorded 2,091 Birdies in 2019.

We'll have to see if any of our supporters are lucky enough to guess the correct number of birdies to win the Grand Prize, a Two Year Lease on a 2021 Lexus NX, courtesy of Smart Lexus of the Quad Cities. Only one grand prize awarded. Ties and other prizes determined by random drawing. Judges' decision is final.

All money collected through pledge forms comes back to the Humane Society of Central Illinois, plus additional money is provided by John Deere.

Grand Prize!

The 2021 John Deere Classic will take place July 5 - 11.

To make your guess and donation, complete the online form. In the "Your Charities" box, select "1013 : Humane Society of Central Illinois".

All guesses, and the one-time donation, must be received by the tournament office no later than Monday, June 21.

Friday, June 25

Panda in the Community!

Panda in the Community!

Panda Express is having a Virtual Community Fundraiser to help raise money for the Humane Society of Central Illinois!

Just place an order  for pickup or delivery on Friday, June 25 and 28% of sales will be donated to the HSCI!

Available at Panda Express locations nationwide. Online orders only.

Thank you, Panda Express!

Saturday, June 26

PrideFest

PrideFest!

Join us for PrideFest on Saturday, June 26 from 4:00 - 10:00 pm on the 300 Block of North Main in Bloomington.

Stop by our table to say "hi" and get a limited edition Pride/Pet sticker, peruse a photo book of our adoptable pets, fill out an adoption application (approval will not occur at the event), get more information on upcoming events and volunteer opportunities, and make a donation.

Volunteers Needed

We are in need of several volunteers to help with this event. If you would like to help us, please sign up.

Monday, June 28

Volunteering

New Volunteer Class ~ This class is full!

Monday, June 28 from 5:00 - 6:30 pm at the Pet Adoption Center for new volunteers. This is your chance to learn about the variety of Volunteer Opportunities available and begin helping HSCI and our pets in a way which fits your interests and schedule. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age to work independently. Volunteers ages 8 to 17 must be accompanied by either a parent or guardian 25 years or older who is also a volunteer and must perform the same tasks. Children under the age of 8 cannot volunteer at the shelter, but can help the animals in other ways by collecting much needed supplies to donate.

Monday, July 5

Volunteering

New Volunteer Class ~ This class is full!

Monday, July 5 from 1:00 - 2:30 pm at the Pet Adoption Center for new volunteers. This is your chance to learn about the variety of Volunteer Opportunities available and begin helping HSCI and our pets in a way which fits your interests and schedule. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age to work independently. Volunteers ages 8 to 17 must be accompanied by either a parent or guardian 25 years or older who is also a volunteer and must perform the same tasks. Children under the age of 8 cannot volunteer at the shelter, but can help the animals in other ways by collecting much needed supplies to donate.

Monday, July 12

Spay/Neuter Clinic for Dogs/Puppies ~ This clinic is full!

Spay/Neuter Clinic for Dogs/Puppies

HSCI is having a Spay/Neuter Clinic for Dogs/Puppies on Monday, July 12. The Spay/Neuter Clinic fee is $100 for each Dog or Puppy. Fee includes rabies vaccination. Puppies must be at least eight weeks of age to receive surgery. Puppies under 12 weeks of age will not receive a rabies vaccination. Dogs on medication or showing signs of respiratory infections will not be considered for surgery. Dogs will be transported to and from Animal Protective League (APL) in Springfield for spay / neuter.  Details

It is strongly recommended that all dogs/puppies be up-to-date on their distemper combination vaccinations for protection against canine distemper virus, adenovirus type 1 and 2, canine parainfluenza virus, and canine parvovirus at least two weeks prior to transport.

Appointments are required and space is very limited. To register for this clinic, call our office at (309) 451-1000.

  • Dogs are dropped off between 6:45 - 7:00 am, Monday, July 12 at the Pet Adoption Center, 423 Kays Drive in Normal. Dogs must be in a hard sided carrier with newspapers in the bottom. One dog per carrier.
  • Owners must sign a surgery consent form at the time of check-in.
  • Dogs will be returned to their owners on Tuesday, July 13 between 8:30 - 9:00 am and are to be picked up from the Pet Adoption Center.

Spay/Neuter Clinic for Dogs/Puppies - Instructions

Saturday, July 17

DogOlympics 2021!
DogOlympics 2021!
When: Saturday, July 17 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Where: The Workout Company, (under the tents) at 419 Kays Drive in Normal
Why: To have fun on a summer morning with families and dog-friendly dogs!

Join us for the DogOlympics 2021 event!  We will have friendly shelter dogs there to meet and greet plus a photo book of all the pets available for adoption and volunteers who can answer questions. Donation jars will be available for cash donations. Check out the flier!

Other dog-friendly dogs that are up to date on their rabies vaccinations are welcome, on regular leashes (no flexi leashes or e-collars please) and can join in fun events, organized by Kay Richardson, president of the Town & Country Kennel Club such as: retrieving games, agility races, and water play. There will even be a mini Yoga with your Dog Class.

Free Classes at The Workout Company All Day (pre-registration required):

  1. Visit The Workout Company website.
  2. Click on SCHEDULE.
  3. Choose the class you would like to attend and click the Sign Up button.
  4. Create a free account and sign up.

JOIN US FOR A SUMMER MORNING OF FUN!

Volunteers Needed!

We are in need of several volunteers to help with this event. If you would like to help us, please sign up.

Saturday, July 24

Volunteering

New Volunteer Class

Saturday, July 24 from 4:00 - 5:30 pm at the Pet Adoption Center for new volunteers. This is your chance to learn about the variety of Volunteer Opportunities available and begin helping HSCI and our pets in a way which fits your interests and schedule. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age to work independently. Volunteers ages 8 to 17 must be accompanied by either a parent or guardian 25 years or older who is also a volunteer and must perform the same tasks. Children under the age of 8 cannot volunteer at the shelter, but can help the animals in other ways by collecting much needed supplies to donate.

Registration fee is $15 for each adult (18 or older) and $5 for each child (ages 8 - 17).  More

Visit the New Volunteer Class Registration webpage to register and pay online for One Person, Two People, Three People or Four People. Or call our office at (309) 451-1000 to sign-up and register for this session. Payment in advance is required to hold your spot and seating is limited.

Sunday, July 25

Panda in the Community!

Panda in the Community!

Panda Express is having a Virtual Community Fundraiser to help raise money for the Humane Society of Central Illinois!

Just place an order  for pickup or delivery on Sunday, July 25 and 28% of sales will be donated to the HSCI!

Available at Panda Express locations nationwide. Online orders only.

Thank you, Panda Express!

Friday, July 30

Iron Spirit Pro Wrestling

Iron Spirit Pro Wrestling!

Iron Spirit Pro Wrestling Returns to Bloomington and We Are a Sponsor!

Visit our table and meet one of our adoptable dogs, purchase a limited edition Iron Pro/HSCI T-shirt or koozie, peruse our photo book of adoptable pets, fill out an adoption application (approval will not occur at the event), get more information on upcoming events and volunteer opportunities, and make a donation. More information about this event and ticket purchases are available on the Iron Spirit Pro website.

Volunteers Needed!

We are in need of several volunteers to help with this event. If you would like to help us, please sign up.

Monday, August 9

Spay/Neuter Clinic for Dogs/Puppies ~ This clinic is full!

Spay/Neuter Clinic for Dogs/Puppies

HSCI is having a Spay/Neuter Clinic for Dogs/Puppies on Monday, August 9. The Spay/Neuter Clinic fee is $100 for each Dog or Puppy. Fee includes rabies vaccination. Puppies must be at least eight weeks of age to receive surgery. Puppies under 12 weeks of age will not receive a rabies vaccination. Dogs on medication or showing signs of respiratory infections will not be considered for surgery. Dogs will be transported to and from Animal Protective League (APL) in Springfield for spay / neuter.  Details

It is strongly recommended that all dogs/puppies be up-to-date on their distemper combination vaccinations for protection against canine distemper virus, adenovirus type 1 and 2, canine parainfluenza virus, and canine parvovirus at least two weeks prior to transport.

Appointments are required and space is very limited. To register for this clinic, call our office at (309) 451-1000.

  • Dogs are dropped off between 6:45 - 7:00 am, Monday, August 9 at the Pet Adoption Center, 423 Kays Drive in Normal. Dogs must be in a hard sided carrier with newspapers in the bottom. One dog per carrier.
  • Owners must sign a surgery consent form at the time of check-in.
  • Dogs will be returned to their owners on Tuesday, August 10 between 8:30 - 9:00 am and are to be picked up from the Pet Adoption Center.

Spay/Neuter Clinic for Dogs/Puppies - Instructions

Saturday, August 21

Picture of Bake Sale Treats!

Bake Sale at Ace Hardware!

Come out to our Bake Sale at Ace Hardware at 204 E. College Ave, in Normal, on Saturday, August 21 from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm. There will be many delicious baked goods to choose from.

All proceeds go to HSCI.

Bakers are needed for our Bake Sales!  If you can bake cookies or other holiday treats, please send an email to Peggy or call her at (309) 828-0662.

Friday, September 24 & Saturday, September 25

Garage Sale!

Garage Sale to support the pets at the HSCI

Save the dates for our Garage Sale on Friday, September 24 and Saturday, September 25 at the Moose Lodge. Details will be posted as they become available.

October

October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

Did you know October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month?

Check out the Available Dogs webpage to see some of the dogs we currently have available. If you see a dog you are interested in, visit the Adoption Information webpage to review adoption fees and submit an online adoption application.

Saturday, October 30

Picture of Bake Sale Treats!

Halloween Bake Sale!

Come out to our Bake Sale at Ace Hardware at 204 E. College Ave, in Normal, on Saturday, October 30 from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm. There will be many delicious baked goods to choose from. All proceeds go to the Humane Society of Central Illinois.

Bakers are needed for our Bake Sales!  If you can bake cookies or other holiday treats, please send an email to Peggy or call her at (309) 828-0662.

November

November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month

Adopt a Senior Pet Month

November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month!  There are many good reasons to adopt a senior pet. Take a Second Look: Consider Adopting an Adult Cat or Dog.

Check out the Available Pet webpages for cats and dogs to see some of the pets we currently have available. If you see a senior pet you are interested in, visit the Adoption Information webpage to review adoption fees and submit an online adoption application.

November 7 - 13

National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week

National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week

Please remember our hard-working staff and volunteers during this designated week, November 7 - 13. Our Pet Adoption Center would not be possible without the dedication of many.

Show your support this week with a note, a token of appreciation, or a donation to help support the pets.

Another easy way to support us is by raving about our work and our animals to friends, neighbors, co-workers and anyone else. We need your support.

Saturday, December 11

Picture of Bake Sale Treats!

Bake Sale at Ace Hardware!

Come out to our Christmas Bake Sale at Ace Hardware at 204 E. College Ave, in Normal, on Saturday, December 11 from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm. Pick up some sweets for your family!  Many delicious baked goods to choose from. All proceeds go to HSCI.

Bakers are needed for our Bake Sales!  If you can bake cookies or other items, please email Peggy or call her at (309) 828-0662. Do not leave a message, be sure to talk with Peggy.

Volunteer

For information or to volunteer for any of the events listed above, please email fundraising. We are always looking to expand and start some new events. We need more volunteers and people to coordinate the events. Please join us!

Event Notification Form

If you represent an organization or business planning something to benefit HSCI, let us know. Simply fill out this short Event Notification Form.

Still Needed

Groups to help or hold events with us. Does your group need a service project? We have events or work around the Pet Adoption Center that might lend itself to you. Please email fundraising or leave a message at the Pet Adoption Center at (309) 451-1000.

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