Date TBA – Girls Scout Troops – Walking the Animals
National Train Your Dog Month
Walk Your Pet Month
LCHS Membership Drive begins
2/23/18 National Dog Biscuit Day
2/26/18 World Spay Day
ALL OF FEBRUARY: Fur-love – sponsored by WJEZ/BK OF PONTIAC – collecting much needed items for the animals listed on WJEZ website & LCHS facebook
Unchain a Dog Month
National Prevent a Litter Month
Adopt a Rescued Rabbit Month
Responsible Pet Parents Month
LCHS Membership Drive continues
3/23/18 National Puppy Day
ALL OF MARCH: Love Comes in All Sizes – NMHP Partners – see animal listings
Animal Poison Prevention Month
Adopt a Rescued Guinea Pig Month
TBA – LCHS animals visiting the residents
4/4/19 World Stray Animals Day – the Day for Compassion, Care, and Action for Stray Animals all over the World
4/21 – 4/28/19 National Volunteer Week
4/28/19 Save the Frogs Day
4/30/19 National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day
Date TBA: Pontiac FFA Dodgeball Tournament at PTHS – donations to raise funds to help Veterans adopt a pet
ASPCA’s Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month
National Heartworm Awareness Month
Pet First Aid Awareness Month
EVERY DAY IS TAG DAY!
5/4/19 National Specially-Abled Pets Day
Red Carpet Corridor – Adopt-a-thon
5/5 – 5/11/19 Be Kind to Animals Week
5/13 – 5/20/19 – National Pet Week
Livingston County 8th Grade Career Fair in Saunemin, IL
Prairie Central Upper Elementary Career Day in Fairbury, IL
Our staff and vocational students will be on site with some of our animals available for adoption! They will give information and answer questions about the animal care field.
May is Big Dog Month – NMHP Partners
Dog Bite Prevention Month
National Pet Adoption Mutt-i-grees Month
Annual Dog Walk – Saturday, June 8 – 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
The event takes place at our shelter in Rowe, Illinois — just north of Pontiac, Illinois.
If you would like to be a walker simply take one of the sponsor pledge forms and ask your friends, family, and co-workers to sponsor you as you walk to raise money for the shelter. Have your sponsors fill out the information on the sheet and collect the money and mark it paid. If your sponsor would like a receipt just put a check mark next to receipt in their information and one will be mailed to them.
Get as many sponsors as you can and then on the day of the event, come out to the Livingston County Humane Society and take one or all of our wonderful shelter dogs for a walk around the block. If you would like to participate but your are busy that day then just collect your donations and your walk will be wherever you go that day.
Your participation and donations are greatly appreciated. So please join us for a day of fun and a chance to give the dogs some needed exercise and companionship and a chance to raise money for a great cause! There will be free refreshments and the Dog Pools will be out. Thank you for helping us help the animals! For information and forms please call the shelter at 815-842-1025. This is always the second Saturday of June.
Dwight United Youth Missionary Group visiting the shelter
6/21/19 – Take your Dog to Work Day
First week of June – Pet Appreciation Week
ALL OF JUNE: NMHP Partners
ASPCA’s Adopt a Shelter Cat Month
World Pet Memorial Day
Take Your Dog to Work Day
Annual Membership Drive
Big R Annual 4th of July Cutest Picture Pet Contest
10th Annual LCHS Golf Outing at Wolf Creek Golf Course in Pontiac
Longest Drive, Closest to the Pin, Door Prizes & much more! This is such a fun event – you won’t want to miss it! All proceeds will go to the Livingston County Humane Society.
7/14/19 – Pet Fire Safety Day
All of July: NMHP Partners – Celebrate Freedom National Adoption
August is National Immunization Awareness Month
8/15/19 ISAR International Homeless Animals Day
8/15/19 Free senior seminar at Pontiac Rec Plex from 11:00-2:00
8/16/19 National Black Cat Day
8/17/19 ISAR Presentation at LCHS from 11:00-2:00
8/17/19 Clear the Shelters at LCHS from 11:00-2:00
8/17/19 International Homeless Animal’s Day
8/21/19 National Bring your Cat to the Vet Day
8/26/19 Cherry Red Roasters Fundraiser from 11:00-6:00. Will include raffle, 50/50, and a cutest pet contest.
All of August: NMHP Partners
9/7/19 Cornell days adopt-A-Thon @South Park 11:00-12:30
9/8/19 National Pet Memorial Day
Annual Wine Tasting at Delong’s in downtown Pontiac
9/21/19 LCHS Booth at Harvest Days in Dwight, IL – 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
- Super Adopt-a-thon!
- Animals will be at our booth!
- New Puppy Kissing Booth!
- 50/50 Raffle!
- Come see all the goodies!
9/22 – 9/28/19 National Dog Week & National Pet Awareness Week
9/26/19 “Remember Me Thursday” – orphaned pets awaiting homes
9/28/19 World Rabies Day
- National Service Dog Month
- Senior Pet Care Month
- National Preparedness Month – include your animals in your emergency preparedness plans
NMHP Partners – Adopt your MVP
10/7/19 LCHS Annual Spaghetti Supper 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Pontiac VFW
Brad Trainor will once again be doing his GREAT Spaghetti and our Famous Volunteer Bakers will be providing the dessert. We will have a door prize, a raffle, and Livingston County Humane Society Merchandise for sale.
This annual event helps to provide funds to help offset the expenses of the cold winter months and also medical supplies for the animals. We do not receive any funding from the County or Government. We rely on your generous donations, memorials, membership, and fundraising to pay all the expenses to keep our Humane Society Open.
- $8.00 – Adults
- $5.00 – Students
- Six and under – free
There will be a door prize, silent auction, and 50/50 Raffle. We will have Yankee Candles which make great Christmas Gifts!
10/1/19 Holiday Adoption Promo Starts! NMHP Partners – Best Friends
TBA St. Francis of Assisi’s Feast Day
TBA Pumpkin Patch
10/6 – 10/12/19 – National Walk Your Dog Week
10/16/19 National Feral Cat Day
Date TBA: Halloween Photo Contest
Date TBA: Kite Festival at the Rec Plex in Pontiac – 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
LCHS Yankee Candle Sale – Christmas Sale
October is ASPCA’s National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month
LCHS’s 21th Anniversary!
TBA Santa Paws
11/3 – 11/9/19 – National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week
TBA Ladies’ Night Out at Dwight
Light A Bulb/Home for the Holiday – TBA – a concept we teamed together thirteen years ago. We needed to find homes for all the homeless animals and at the same time find a way to help support the shelter through the winter’s high bills. We wanted to educate and get children involved so they could see how many animals were homeless and learn about the commitment you make when you take in a pet. We asked a few teachers if their students could cut out the shapes of cats and dogs for us to write names on of people we planned to contact to see if they would make a donation in honor or memory of their pet or even a special event? It was a very small event with two teachers helping us and two stores allowing us to put up our donated trees in their business.
The program has now become our largest fundraiser involving the students, three nursing homes, and several businesses. Last year we placed so many adorable, loving, and kind animals into their forever homes. Once again we are trying to do this, but find much of the time we are on the receiving end of the animals as the economy is still waiting to rebound. If you would like to honor or have a cut out shape in memory of your animal on a tree and do not receive a letter in the mail please call the shelter at (815) 842-1025 for more information.
We have so many cats, kittens, and dogs with their suitcases already packed waiting for their new family. Please come out and see them. If you cannot take a pet home, just spend some time with them. Your time is their greatest gift. Our trees in Pontiac are at Ace, County Market, Delongs, Total Fx,and Maurices. In Fairbury at Dave’s Supermarket and in Dwight we are at Dwight Vet Clinic. The students at Washington School, STARS at PJHS and St. Marys in Pontiac, Fairbury, and Odell participated in making the shapes put on the trees Check out their great art work!
11/22/19 is Fur Free Friday
NMHP Partners: Special Adoption Fees for Senior Animals – make the long winter shorter with a new companion! Low maintenance unconditional love!
November is ASPCA’s National Adopt a Senior Pet Month
November is National Pet Cancer Awareness Month
TBA Christmas Bake Sale
Light A Bulb and Home for the Holidays continues
12/1/19 – National Mutt Day