Annual Events

JANUARY


Date TBA – Girls Scout Troops – Walking the Animals

National Train Your Dog Month

Walk Your Pet Month

FEBRUARY


LCHS Membership Drive begins

National Dog Biscuit Day

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

MARCH


LCHS Membership Drive continues

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

APRIL


World Stray Animals Day – the Day for Compassion, Care, and Action for Stray Animals all over the World

National Volunteer Week

Save the Frogs Day

National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day

ASPCA’s Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month

National Heartworm Awareness Month

Pet First Aid Awareness Month

EVERY DAY IS TAG DAY!

MAY


National Specially-Abled Pets Day

Red Carpet Corridor – Adopt-a-thon

Be Kind to Animals Week

National Pet Week

May is Big Dog Month – NMHP Partners

Dog Bite Prevention Month

National Pet Adoption Mutt-i-grees Month

JUNE


Annual Dog Walk

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

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

JULY


Annual Membership Drive

Big R Annual 4th of July Cutest Picture Pet Contest

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.

Pet Fire Safety Day

All of July: NMHP Partners – Celebrate Freedom National Adoption

AUGUST


August is National Immunization Awareness Month

ISAR International Homeless Animals Day

Free senior seminar at Pontiac Rec Plex from 11:00-2:00

National Black Cat Day

ISAR Presentation at LCHS from 11:00-2:00

Clear the Shelters at LCHS from 11:00-2:00

International Homeless Animal’s Day

National Bring your Cat to the Vet Day

All of August: NMHP Partners

 

SEPTEMBER


9/7/19 Cornell days adopt-A-Thon @South Park 11:00-12:30

9/8/19 Cherry Red Roasters Fundraiser from 11:00-6:00. Will include raffle, 50/50, and a cutest pet contest.

9/8/19  National Pet Memorial Day

 

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!

9/24/19 Annual Wine Tasting at Delong’s in downtown Pontiac. – 5pm-close. Presenting, “AUGUST HILL WINERY” from Utica, IL. 

$10.00 donation per person, includes appetizers, desserts, and wine tasting.

Wine bottles will be available to be purchased at the event.

We are raising funds for Bunny, Judd, and Smoka’s medical expenses.

 

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

September is:

  • National Service Dog Month
  • Senior Pet Care Month
  • National Preparedness Month – include your animals in your emergency preparedness plans

NMHP Partners – Adopt your MVP

OCTOBER


10/24/19 LCHS Annual Spaghetti Supper 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm at Baby Bulls

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 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

NOVEMBER


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

DECEMBER


TBA Christmas Bake Sale

Light A Bulb and Home for the Holidays continues

12/1/19 – National Mutt Day