Who Are We?
Mission Statement ~ Find loving, forever homes for abused and unwanted pets.
Our Vision ~ For every pet to be properly loved and cared for.
An independent, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) animal welfare organization, Humane Society of Central Illinois (HSCI) does not receive federal, state or local tax dollars. With nominal adoption fees, HSCI relies heavily on fundraising activities, grants and donations from individuals and sponsors who have a commitment to animal welfare.
Since 1984, HSCI has offered displaced, abandoned and abused pets a second chance. Our small staff and many volunteers care for over 1,000 pets annually, including dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters, birds and other animals injured, lost or discarded by their owners. We also offer care for horses through our foster families.
If you're considering a pet, adopt...don't shop! Our Pet Adoption Center has pets in all shapes and sizes. And our experienced Adoption Counselors will help you find a pet that matches your needs and your lifestyle.
Only some of the pets we have available are included on our Petfinder Pet List since our population of pets changes constantly. Visit our Adoptable Cats, Adoptable Dogs, and Adoptable Rabbits and More webpages to see more available pets.
A 501(c)(3) organization, HSCI depends on local support; we receive no local, state or federal government funding. Your tax deductible gift makes a difference to the pets we shelter each year - many of whom are in need of veterinary assistance due to neglect. In addition, contributions of day-to-day basic shelter items are always needed and welcome, including paper towels, laundry detergent, bleach and non-clumping cat litter!
HSCI has a variety of Volunteer Opportunities - cleaning, grooming, walking dogs, playing with cats, office help, events, and fundraising - just to name a few. Sign up online for a Volunteer Class and learn the many ways you can help!
For more details regarding the programs offered by the Humane Society of Central Illinois, please visit our website at www.HSCIpets.org. If you are located within the Central Illinois area, please stop by our Pet Adoption Center and see the pets, they will be happy to see you!