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

2/9/19 Sweets for your Sweeties – Valentine Bake Sale at Pontiac Big R – 9:00 a.m. – ??

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

Date TBA:  Girl Scout Troop visiting the animals – Special Adopt-a-thon

Date TBA: Pontiac Township High School Interact Act Club visiting animals

Unchain a Dog Month

National Prevent a Litter Month

Adopt a Rescued Rabbit Month

Responsible Pet Parents Month

 

MARCH


LCHS Membership Drive continues

3/23/18  National Puppy Day

3/31/18  Easter Bake Sale at Big R in Pontiac, IL – 9:00 am until sold out

ALL OF MARCH: Love Comes in All Sizes – NMHP Partners – see animal listings

Date TBA: Woodland Jr. High students at LCHS walking dogs & playing with cats – Spring Fever Fun Time for all furbabies

Animal Poison Prevention Month

Adopt a Rescued Guinea Pig Month

 

APRIL


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

4/6/19  Adopt-a-thon at the Shelter – 11:00 a.m. – 2 p.m.

4/20/19  Easter Bake Sale at Big R in Pontiac, IL – 9:00 am until sold out

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!

 

MAY


5/4/19  National Specially-Abled Pets Day

5/4/19  Red Carpet Corridor – Adopt-a-thon

5/6,13,20,27/19  LCHS animals visiting the residents 

5/5 – 5/11/19  Be Kind to Animals Week

5/13 – 5/20/19 – National Pet Week

5/10/19 First Annual Livingston County 8th Grade Career Fair in Saunemin, 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.

TBA  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.

5/19/19  LCHS animals available for adoption at Petco in Normal, IL – Noon – 3:00 p.m.

May is Big Dog Month – NMHP Partners

Dog Bite Prevention Month

National Pet Adoption Mutt-i-grees Month

 

JUNE


TBA HOT DOG IT’S FRIDAY!  Come out, grab a hot dog, and support LCHS!

The crew at Hoffrichter Lumber, 423 N. Court St. in Pontiac, will be serving up hot dogs, chips, and a bottle of water for lunch – your donation will go to LCHS!

6/3,10,17,24/19  LCHS animals visiting the residents 

6/8/19  Annual Dog Walk – Saturday – 11:00 am – 1:00 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.

TBA Dwight United Youth Missionary Group visiting the shelter

6/21/19 – Take your Dog to Work Day

6/22/19  4th Annual BIG M (MOPAR) CAR SHOW – Proceeds benefit LCHS!  10:00 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Dodge – Chrysler – Plymouth – Jeep – AMG – Original & Modified.  $15.00 car registration fee.    Park with friends in the grass behind Heller Dodge on Deerfield Road, Pontiac.  No rain day.

  • Trophies – Top 25
  • 50/50, Door Prizes, & Goody Bags!
  •         $5.00 Avanti Gondola sack lunch
  • Visit the LCHS animals at this event 11-2
  • Fun!  Prizes!  Food!  Music!
  •         All proceeds benefit LCHS animals!

SHOW OFF YOUR MOPAR & SUPPORT LCHS!

6/16/19  Animals available for adoption will be at Petco in Normal, IL – Noon – 3:00 p.m.

TBA  The Cat’s Meow!  Carol Simmons Art Studio – Cat Collage, over 30 cat prints. Minimum $5 Donation – choose a print – proceeds to LCHS!

  • 618 N. Chicago St. in Pontiac,
  • Art Show from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Cats & Kittens will be on site 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • June is Cat Adoption Month!

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

7/1 – 7/31/19  Big R Annual 4th of July Cutest Picture Pet Contest – 1st Prize $25.00 gift card

7/1,8,15,22/19  LCHS animals visiting the residents at The Pointe

7/20/19 (Saturday)  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.  We are looking to surpass our 2017 total of 92 golfers!!!

  • 11:00 a.m. Registration
  • 1:00 p.m. Shotgun Start
  • Cost (Members/Non Members) – Paid by 6/30 is $45/$65; after 6/30 is $55/$75 – includes lunch, green fee, cart, t-shirt & dinner
  • Format – Scramble
  • Register your foursome by contacting Dave Rambo at daverambo@gmail.com or Brett from Wolf Creek Golf Course at (815) 842-9008.

Before shotgun start, you’ll be able to see some of the animals from the Humane Society that are available for adoption.

Thank you Amanda, David, Rick, & Debi Rambo for your dedication and tireless efforts in making the world a better place for all animals.

7/21/19  LCHS animals available for adoption at Petco in Normal, IL – Noon – 3:00 p.m.

7/14/19 – Pet Fire Safety Day

All of July: NMHP Partners – Celebrate Freedom National Adoption

 

AUGUST


August is National Immunization Awareness Month

8/5,12,19,26/18 LCHS animals visiting the residents 

8/15/19  ISAR International Homeless Animals Day

8/16/19  National Black Cat Day

8/21/19  National Bring your Cat to the Vet Day

TBA  CHERRY RED ROASTERS is teaming up with Livingston County Humane Society for a FUNDRAISER!  

COME ON OUT TO CHERRY RED ROASTERS, 207 E Delaware in Dwight, 11:00 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Sunday, 8/26, and HELP THE LCHS ANIMALS!

  • Raffles, Drink Specials, Dogs
  • Music by: Mitch Edwards – 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Cutest Pet Contest – send pictures to Cherry Red Roasters Facebook page!
  • Raffle Drawings – Golf Day for 4 at Dwight Country Club, Huffman Garage Certificates!
  • 50/50 Raffles!

8/26/19  National Dog Day

8/30/19  HOT DOG IT’S FRIDAY!  Come out, grab a hot dog, and support LCHS!

The crew at Hoffrichter Lumber, 423 N. Court St. in Pontiac, will be serving up hot dogs, chips, and a bottle of water for lunch – your donation will go to LCHS!

Date TBA: OPEN HOUSE – 20th Celebration

Date TBA: ISAR Presentation – LCHS Shelter

Date TBA: LCHS Adopt-a-thon at Family Video

All of August: NMHP Partners

 

SEPTEMBER


9/9,16,23,30/19  LCHS animals visiting the residents

9/7/19  Cornell Days  – Sponsoring Livingston County Humane Society Adopt-a-thon at South Park – 11:00 – 12:30 – Come meet your best friend!

9/8/19  National Pet Memorial Day

9/10/19  Annual Wine Tasting at Delong’s in downtown Pontiac – 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

TBA  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

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


10/7/19 – 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!

10/14,21,28/19  LCHS animals visiting the residents

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.

10/1/19 LCHS Yankee Candle Sale – Christmas Sale

Contact the Shelter, Total FX, Kari’s, and or any LCHS Board Member.  Many scents at Shelter – love the “Autumn Wreath” and “Harvest” scents!

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 – Begins November 11 –  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!

11/17/19  Animals available for adoption will be at Petco in Normal, IL

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

12/7/19 – Dogs will be at the Fairbury Christmas Parade