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!

September - October

Help Build a Dog Park

Help Build a Dog Park

The Village of Minier is raising money to build a Dog Park. Dr. Shawn Hohulin, veterinarian, wants to help raise money for the Dog Park and also provide a benefit to HSCI. For every donation of $100 or more, he will donate 25% to HSCI for veterinary services .

Please consider donating to this cause so that dog owners in Minier will have a safe place to exercise and socialize their 4-legged companions. Your donation will also benefit HSCI as we will receive credit for veterinary services. Make your donation check payable to the Village of Minier (indicate Dog Park in the memo line) and either drop it off at the shelter or send it to HSCI 423 Kays Dr, Normal, IL 61761

Monday, September 20 - Thursday, September 30

Kitty Palooza

Sunday, September 26

Crunch Fitness

Adoption Event at Crunch Fitness

Mark your calendars for Sunday, September 26 for an Adoption Event at Crunch Fitness located at 301 S Veterans Parkway, in Normal.

We will be onsite with some of our animals that are available for adoption!  Also, we will have information how you can be a member of the HSCI family. Come on out from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Volunteers are needed for this event. If you can help us, please sign-up.

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.

Friday, October 1 & Saturday, October 2

Garage Sale!

Garage Sale to support the pets at the HSCI

Please note the updated dates for the Garage Sale!

Please join us at the Moose Lodge on IAA Drive for the Garage Sale!

Donation Drop-Off Dates and Locations:

Donations will be needed, so start saving your "treasures" now!

Volunteers Needed: We are in need of volunteers to help us in the days leading up to the garage sale and during the actual garage sale. If you would like to help us, please sign-up.

Monday, October 4

Volunteering

New Volunteer Class

Monday, October 4 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.

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.

Monday, October 4

Volunteering

New Volunteer Class

Monday, October 4 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.

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.

Saturday, October 9

Kernels Fall League

Corny's Costume Party!

The Kernels Fall League has returned to the Corn Crib Stadium at 1000 W Raab Rd. Normal for the 2021 season!  Tickets to the games are only $5 and provide access to all of the games that day.

Please join HSCI on Saturday, October 9 for Corny's Costume Party from 5:00 - 8:00 pm. Be sure to stop by our Halloween themed booth for a treat!  For more information and to purchase tickets visit Kernels Fall League's website.

Sunday, October 10

Destihl Makers Market

Come out to the Destihl Brewery at 1200 Greenbriar Dr, in Normal from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm for the fall Makers Market!

We'll be there with some adoptable pets, information about upcoming events and volunteer opportunities, and our donation jars!

Many thanks to Destihl for featuring us at this event!

Volunteers are needed for this event. If you would like to help, please sign-up.

Monday, October 18

Volunteering

New Volunteer Class

Monday, October 18 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.

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.

Monday, October 18

Volunteering

New Volunteer Class

Monday, October 18 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.

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.

Friday, October 22 & Sunday, October 24

Annual Miller Park Zoo's - Zoo Spooktacular!

Visit the Miller Park Zoo on Friday, October 22, 5:00 - 8:00 pm and Sunday, October 24, noon - 3:00 pm for the Annual Miller Park Zoo Spooktacular!

Miller Park Zoo invites you to show off your Halloween costume and enjoy crafts, local vendors, up-close animal encounters and, of course, candy!  The Saturday evening Zoo event will be filled with glowing Halloween decorations and a bit spookier, but great for all children. Sunday will be the Zoo’s traditional non-spooky event.

HSCI will have a table at the event on both days, so stop by with your little ones for an activity and to learn more about the HSCI and our animals.

For more information on activities and cost visit Miller Park's website.

Saturday, October 23

HalloWERQ & HSCI

HalloWERQ & HSCI

There will be an Adoption Event & Donation Class on Saturday, October 23 from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm at the Four Seasons II on 2401 Airport Rd. in Bloomington. flyer

We'll have adoptable pets inside and outside at the Four Seasons II location for you to meet. Join in the costume optional-but-encouraged HalloWERQ exercise class fun!  Classes at 10:45 am and 12:15 pm. $10 donation to join in the class goes to HSCI. Pre-Registration is not required but recommended. Call (309) 661-8611 to register for a class.

There will also be a silent auction: Items include Free Month in the PIT, Free Month of Small Group Training, Free one month Four Seasons Membership and more!

For more information about The Pit and Small Group Training check out the Four Seasons website

Volunteers are needed for this event. If you would like to help, please sign-up to hang out with our cats and dogs that will be on site!

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.

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January

January is Adopt-a-Rescued-Bird Month

Adopt-a-Rescued-Bird Month

Looking for a feathered friend?

The HSCI occasionally has birds available on our Available Rabbits and More webpage.

Please check with our adoption staff or complete an application in case a bird of interest becomes available.

February

February is Adopt-a-Rescued-Rabbit Month

Adopt-a-Rescued-Rabbit Month

Warm Your Heart, Warm Your Home - Adopt a Rescued Rabbit!

To see some of the rabbits we currently have available for adoption, check out our Available Rabbits and More webpage. If you see a rabbit you are interested in, visit the Adoption Information webpage to review adoption fees and submit an online adoption application.

Saturday, February 5

Cats on Mats Adoption Event!

Cats on Mats Adoption Event!

Once again we are teaming up with Four Seasons Health Club to put on the HSCI's second Cats on Mats Adoption Event

During a yoga class at Four Seasons I on Saturday, February 5, our cats will be attending yoga classes taught by the great instructors at Four Seasons!

Four Seasons I is located at 904 Four Seasons Rd, in Bloomington.

More details will be posted as soon as they are available.

March

March is Adopt-a-Rescued-Guinea-Pig Month

Adopt-a-Rescued-Guinea-Pig Month

Have you considered adopting a Guinea Pig?  The HSCI occasionally has guinea pigs available. Please check with our adoption staff or complete an application in case a guinea pig of interest becomes available.

If you see one you are interested in, visit the Adoption Information webpage to review adoption fees and submit an online adoption application.

April

April is Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month

Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month

In recognition of April as Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month, the ASPCA works with shelters and educators across the country to raise awareness about animal abuse.

Did you know that you as an individual can help crack down on cruelty in your community, too? When a concerned citizen reports the abuse of an animal to the proper authorities, he or she is not only helping that particular animal, but a message is being sent that all acts of animal abuse should be taken seriously.

Saturday, April 23

Gala 2022! - Save the Date

Save the date for the Gala 2022!  The event will be held at the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts.

Check back for details for this great event!

May 1 - 7

May 1 - 7 is Be Kind to Animals Week

Be Kind to Animals Week

Did you know May 1 - 7 is Be Kind to Animals Week?

Teaching humane values remains a focus of Be Kind to Animals Week activities, by offering adults and children opportunities to develop compassionate attitudes toward animals in our world. Week sponsored by the American Humane Association.

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.

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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