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When we see a dog or cat find a forever home it makes us so happy! We’d love to see your pet’s success story. If you have adopted a pet from HSLC please send us a picture or two along with your how your pet is doing and we’ll post it on our website to share with others. Your stories inspire us to continue to do this good work.

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Popi

September 29, 2017 –  Everyone loves kittens, which is awesome! However, for our older cats they sometimes don’t think so. Many older cats get overlooked in a shelter as the kittens snag all of the attention. Well, for one cat that was not the case last week. Popi with his attention grabbing personality, found a new home. A few months ago there was a ‘teenage’ cat here at the shelter that went by the name of Jasper. Jasper is quite a lot to handle. He has a lot of energy and loves to play. So, his new mom decided it was time for him to get a brother. When she came into the shelter she met Popi right away, as he was waiting at the door for her to come in. Popi latched himself to her side and she knew it was meant to be. So, Popi, and Jasper, now has a new brother whom he can play, run, tackle, and cause mischief with!

Harmony

September 29, 2017 –  One final kitten made its way into a loving home last week, Harmony. Her new family actually fell in love with Riley’s picture online and thought she was the cutest cat ever! That is of course until they made their way into the shelter and met all of the kitten’s awesome personalities. Harmony looks a lot like Riley but it was her special, quiet, sweet, laid back personality that caught their attention. It didn’t take long for them to realize that Harmony would be their new kitty. So, now Harmony has an entire house and family all to herself.

Tom

September 29, 2017 –  Another two kittens to go home together were Marshmallow and Tom. Their new mom had seen Tom online and fallen in love. She knew she just had to take him home! So, she made the trip down from Springfield to meet him. When getting here Tom definitely stole her heart, but so did Marshmallow. Both kittens are super social and loved climbing all over her. A decision on just one could not be made. So, Marshmallow and Tom didn’t have to fight for attention long, as they both went home. Now, they just have forever to win over their new parents’ hearts!

Marshmallow

September 29, 2017 –  Another two kittens to go home together were Marshmallow and Tom. Their new mom had seen Tom online and fallen in love. She knew she just had to take him home! So, she made the trip down from Springfield to meet him. When getting here Tom definitely stole her heart, but so did Marshmallow. Both kittens are super social and loved climbing all over her. A decision on just one could not be made. So, Marshmallow and Tom didn’t have to fight for attention long, as they both went home. Now, they just have forever to win over their new parents’ hearts!

Shadow

September 29, 2017 –  When animals get adopted it is awesome, but what’s even better? When they get adopted together! Chip and Shadow, two little girls, found a new home. Their new family had been in frequently trying to decide who to take home and add to their family. Finally, they decided on the perfect cat(s). They were not expecting to take home two new kittens but how could they choose just one?! So, now Chip (renamed Loki) and Shadow have a great mom, two awesome sisters, and two cat siblings!

Chip

September 29, 2017 –  When animals get adopted it is awesome, but what’s even better? When they get adopted together! Chip and Shadow, two little girls, found a new home. Their new family had been in frequently trying to decide who to take home and add to their family. Finally, they decided on the perfect cat(s). They were not expecting to take home two new kittens but how could they choose just one?! So, now Chip (renamed Loki) and Shadow have a great mom, two awesome sisters, and two cat siblings!

Elliot

September 29, 2017 –  The other dog adopted this last week was Olivia, the Pit Bull puppy. Olivia was originally brought to us with her brother Elliot. She was a sweet girl with a lot of energy! Here at the shelter it was easy to fall in love with both her and her brother. So, it is no surprise that she found a family so quickly. Her family brought their other dog to meet Olivia and the two got along wonderfully right from the start. Olivia made her way home and I have already received photos of how well, and spoiled, she is doing. Her new family called a few days after taking Olivia home and realized they made a mistake…because they did not take Elliot, too. So, Elliot is scheduled to go home this week with his new family, and sister!

Olivia

September 29, 2017 –  The other dog adopted this last week was Olivia, the Pit Bull puppy. Olivia was originally brought to us with her brother Elliot. She was a sweet girl with a lot of energy! Here at the shelter it was easy to fall in love with both her and her brother. So, it is no surprise that she found a family so quickly. Her family brought their other dog to meet Olivia and the two got along wonderfully right from the start. Olivia made her way home and I have already received photos of how well, and spoiled, she is doing. Her new family called a few days after taking Olivia home and realized they made a mistake…because they did not take Elliot, too. So, Elliot is scheduled to go home this week with his new family, and sister!

Molly

September 29, 2017 – Every week is new, with animals coming and going. Meeting the new animals is always special but seeing them leave our shelter through adoption is something else entirely. Last week quite a few animals found their new families, two dogs and six cats. One of those dogs was Molly, an eight-year-old Cocker Spaniel. Molly had a rough go before coming to us. Once she was brought to the shelter it was found that Molly had a grade three heart murmur, severe cataracts, and was completely infested in fleas. Molly was given flea treatment the day she came in and the day after she made a trip to the vet, where her sweet personality started to show. A few days later she went to the vet to get a haircut. After that you could tell immediately how much better she was feeling. She loved everyone and was always wagging her short tail. It took no time at all for Molly to find her new mom. They were both excited to walk out of the shelter together and Molly will forever now get the best possible care!

Sophie

September 14, 2017 – I got some other exciting news this week that I would love to share with you all. The woman who adopted Sophie, the 8 year old brindle Pit Bull that was labeled dog aggressive (who has an adorable photo on the wall at the shelter of her ‘begging’ for a treat), called this week to give an update. Sophie is doing wonderfully with her adoptive family. She always listens, loves to go on walks, and is the best cuddle partner. On top of that though, this sometimes not a lover of other animals pup, has a new cat brother…who she absolutely adores! Her mom was hesitant when they first brought the kitty home from outside but Sophie warmed up quickly to him. Now she has a brother who she treats as her own baby. They sleep together and play and Sophie even can often times be found grooming him. Yay for Sophie finding such a great fit!

Cosmo

September 14, 2017 – Today a special little kitty went home, Cosmo! He came to us as just a tiny thing and went straight into foster care. In foster he was spoiled rotten, so it is no surprise that that is what he expected when coming back to the shelter. Cosmo was very active. He loves to play and run and climb and jump. This is exactly why his new family chose him from the bunch! They said that he had the most energy of all the kittens in his room and they loved all the white on him. Cosmo is now home with his new dad, mom, and sister. Don’t worry though, they are fully prepared to spoil him, too!

Millie

September 12, 2017 – Millie came to the HSLC from Christian County Animal Control. She originally was adopted out from Sangamon County Animal Control but her adopters only had her for a couple months before surrendering her. She was at Christian County for a few weeks before the volunteers there reached out via Facebook for someone to take her. Someone recommended us, the Humane Society of Logan County, and so the volunteers emailed and called us to ask if we could take her. Millie had some skin issues that were found to be allergies, but other than that she was happy and friendly. She did awesome with the other dogs. Also, she would get very jealous when you spent time with other animals and not her, and she would let you know! Her new family is big and has plenty of people to give Millie all the attention she needs…and wants!

Baxter

September 12, 2017 – One kitten went home on Saturday. His name was Baxter and he was the last of his litter to find a new home. Baxter is a curious kitty who often times could be found trying to dash out the door. He loved to play with toys and other kittens in his room. Baxter would jump us as soon as someone came in and be under their feet waiting for attention. So, when his new family came in to look at kittens, Baxter put on the charm! He snuggled up in their laps and played with the toys they dangled in front of him. Of course, it worked and Baxter found his way home to a new home and family.

Jax

September 12, 2017 – Over the weekend we had some exciting adoptions. The first adoption was Jax, the 4 year old Blue Heeler mix. Jax came to the HSLC because his owner had some health problems and could no longer take care of him. When first coming in, Jax was very skittish. However, within days he became a completely new dog. He realized how awesome all the people were and how great getting petted, played with, and snuggled on was. So, it is no wonder Jax brought in a lot of attention. His new family came in one day to take a peek at what was going on at the HSLC, not expecting to adopt. Well, one visit with Jax was all it took to fill out an application. They had to wait for Jax to get neutered and then finally were able to take him home on Saturday. There is a nice, big, fenced in backyard for Jax to run in and a whole house to himself to get spoiled rotten!

May

September 9, 2017 –  In April a cat came to our shelter extremely pregnant and ready to pop. So, she went into foster care where she had four adorable kittens. Her kittens were cute, active, and got snatched up in no time. Once May was ready she came back to the shelter to be put up for adoption herself. She still played the mom role and I called her the ‘guard dog’ of the adult room. This was because if there was ever a cat fight or a cat giving attitude May would step in and let them know that was not okay! She would protect the other cats and people in her room. This week a visitor came in and May was on her best behavior, snuggled up in their lap. May’s new mom adopted from us a few months ago, Goldie the 11 year old senior cat went home with her. Now May has not just a mom but an older sister!

Simone

September 9, 2017 –  A few weeks ago we had multiple Siamese kittens come through our shelter. One of those kittens was Simone. She was very skittish when coming in to us and so went immediately into foster care to work on socializing. Once she made some progress in foster care she came back to the shelter. It was here that a volunteer saw her and couldn’t get her out of their head. So, they too fostered Simone, now Stella, for a few weeks before she could be spayed and adopted out. They found that although she liked to hide she would come out when called and they realized her favorite treat, ice cream! Now Stella has the absolute best home with some amazing volunteers who make an even better cat family.

Tuffy

August 26, 2017 –  Today we did a very special adoption. Tuffy went home after almost 5 months of living here at the shelter. Originally, Tuffy came to us from Logan County Animal Control. He was surrendered over there as a stray. Tuffy was an awesome dog, that maybe got himself a little too excited sometimes. He would get very jealous and worked up with the other dogs around. While here at the shelter though, Tuffy worked on his manners and learned how to walk awesome on a leash! Finally, Tuffy caught the eye of a gentleman down in Missouri. His new dad had his heart set on Tuffy and could not wait to meet and then take him home. He came last weekend and drove 2.5 hours just to meet with Tuffy and get to know him. After a short visit he had his mind up that Tuffy was going to go home. So, today it happened! Now Tuffy has a dad and home all to himself that he no longer has to share and can get all the attention, and walks, he desires! His new dad can’t wait to get Tuffy trained to run with him…we will have to see how Tuffy feels about that one!

Goober

August 25, 2017 – Goober and his sister Little Bit were brought to the HSLC because their family was moving and could not take them with. Neither of them were very happy about the sudden change and were very unhappy the first few days of being at the shelter. Once they were given their own room to calm down Goober was a completely different cat. He suddenly wanted to be right on your lap and next to you. Goober became very affectionate and stole the heart of his new mom. She came into the shelter to look at Gypsy but he was already spoken for so she thought she would take a peek around. It didn’t take much looking for her to find the perfect new family member. Goober is now doing great in his new home and is so excited to have a new family.

Gypsy

August 25, 2017 – Recently, Gypsy unfortunately found himself back at the humane society. His new family wanted so badly to give him a chance but their other animals just weren’t doing well with the new cat in the home and Gypsy got overwhelmed. So, he came back to the shelter for a couple weeks. Then, we posted him again online to try and get him some attention. His new family saw him and took it as a sign. They had lost their other 3 cats in the last two years to old age and couldn’t decide if they were ready yet to get another. Well, Gypsy was the answer! Gypsy now has an animal free home with a loving, understanding, and patient family to give him all the space, or cuddles, he needs.

Flynn

August 25, 2017 – Imzadi and Flynn were brought to the HSLC as little ones and went straight into foster care. There they were raised by an amazing foster mom with their two other siblings. Flynn was a bright orange bashful, loving kitten and Imzadi was a buff curious, adventurous kitten. These two evened one another out perfectly…so it’s no wonder they went to a new home together! Their new family had recently lost one of their beloved cats and so decided it was time to get another…or two! Now both kittens have not just one another but other siblings, both two and four-legged.

Imzadi

August 25, 2017 – Imzadi and Flynn were brought to the HSLC as little ones and went straight into foster care. There they were raised by an amazing foster mom with their two other siblings. Flynn was a bright orange bashful, loving kitten and Imzadi was a buff curious, adventurous kitten. These two evened one another out perfectly…so it’s no wonder they went to a new home together! Their new family had recently lost one of their beloved cats and so decided it was time to get another…or two! Now both kittens have not just one another but other siblings, both two and four-legged.

Moxy

August 19, 2017 – Two other cats were adopted together, Lexi and Moxy. Their new family came in to look at kittens and find the perfect best friend for the 5 year old little girl. Well, mom and daughter decided on Lexi. She was cute and sweet and loved being held. However, dad (who wasn’t a cat person) bonded with Moxy, the only adult cat adopted this week. After the night to think things over they decided to adopt Lexi…and Moxy! Moxy was a social cat who always could be found running to you to get attention. He would roll over on his back to have his belly rubbed. It is therefore no surprise that he was snatched up and now in a new home!

Lexi

August 19, 2017 – Two other cats were adopted together, Lexi and Moxy. Their new family came in to look at kittens and find the perfect best friend for the 5 year old little girl. Well, mom and daughter decided on Lexi. She was cute and sweet and loved being held. However, dad (who wasn’t a cat person) bonded with Moxy, the only adult cat adopted this week. After the night to think things over they decided to adopt Lexi…and Moxy! Moxy was a social cat who always could be found running to you to get attention. He would roll over on his back to have his belly rubbed. It is therefore no surprise that he was snatched up and now in a new home!

Brady

August 19, 2017 – This week National Black Cat Appreciation Day came and went. With that, two of our black kittens got adopted, Pooh and Brady. Their new family couldn’t decide on just one and fell in love with these two climbers. Both kittens used people as mountains and liked to see who could get to the top first. Pooh and Brady were very playful while here at the shelter and I am sure nothing has changed in their new home. They now have a mom and a sister to keep them plenty entertained and spoiled rotten.

August 19, 2017 – The first kitten to go home this week was Cinnamon, the long-haired, shy Siamese. Cinnamon was originally an outdoor cat with his siblings but they slowly made their way here to our shelter. He was very shy and nervous and unsure of what to do with people. However, he is adorable! His new dad made the trip to meet Cinnamon, as he fell in love with him online. He has another kitten at home that needed a buddy and what better kitten than this to be that buddy. Now, Cinnamon is doing incredible in his new home with his dad and siblings. He is learning to play and even loving to snuggle!

Duke

August 16, 2017 –  Our final adoption was Duke, the Doberman mix puppy. He was a lover and a playful pup at less than a year old. Duke also had the biggest, floppiest, goofiest, and most adorable ears! So, it is no surprise that he found a new dad. Duke came to us because his last owner had moved and left him with someone who just wasn’t quite ready for a dog. He was a puppy that aimed to please. So, on Saturday when his dad came in to look at dogs it’s no surprise that Duke caught his attention. They bonded right away. The two now have one another to forever be best buds!

Copper

August 16, 2017 –  Copper was brought to the HSLC because sadly his owner passed away. Unfortunately, no family could take Copper in and so he was brought here to the HSLC. He had a severe flea allergy and had lost most of the hair on his back end, but with a quick treatment and some medicine he was doing much better within a week! His new family came to the shelter to take a look at what we had available for adoption. They went straight to the large dogs but quickly found themselves in Copper’s room. He, being the charmer he is, jumped right up on the couch and quickly cozied his way onto their laps. Well, its easy to say that’s all it took. Once Copper weaseled his way in they couldn’t dream of him not being a part of their family. Copper now has a family, including two doggie brothers to hang out with.

Rio

August 16, 2017 –  Montgomery County Animal Control, located in Hillsboro, IL, brought us 4 dogs a couple of weeks ago. These dogs were great dogs in need of homes. Bruno, Emma, Rio, and Zeke were all good with people and other animals. Bruno found a home but so have Emma and Rio. Last week Emma’s family stopped at the shelter ‘just to look’. Well, one look at wiggly butt Emma and they knew they were in trouble. Sure enough, they took her out of her kennel and spent some time with her. Then, within 10 minutes of time with Emma they had filled out an application, too. They did not have any other dogs but were ready to take one on. So, as soon as Emma was fixed she was able to go home with them. Rio also had to be fixed. He is 10 years old. His new family saw him online and fell in love with not just his story but his face. They came to meet Rio and he was quite the charmer. He snuggled right in between his new moms legs and looked straight up at her with those puppy dog eyes. ‘Take me home’ was radiating off of him…so that’s what they did! They also had no other pets and were ready to change that with Rio. 

Emma

August 16, 2017 –  Montgomery County Animal Control, located in Hillsboro, IL, brought us 4 dogs a couple of weeks ago. These dogs were great dogs in need of homes. Bruno, Emma, Rio, and Zeke were all good with people and other animals. Bruno found a home but so have Emma and Rio. Last week Emma’s family stopped at the shelter ‘just to look’. Well, one look at wiggly butt Emma and they knew they were in trouble. Sure enough, they took her out of her kennel and spent some time with her. Then, within 10 minutes of time with Emma they had filled out an application, too. They did not have any other dogs but were ready to take one on. So, as soon as Emma was fixed she was able to go home with them. Rio also had to be fixed. He is 10 years old. His new family saw him online and fell in love with not just his story but his face. They came to meet Rio and he was quite the charmer. He snuggled right in between his new moms legs and looked straight up at her with those puppy dog eyes. ‘Take me home’ was radiating off of him…so that’s what they did! They also had no other pets and were ready to change that with Rio.

Jay

August 16, 2017 – The two final kittens to be adopted were Leaha and Jay. Both kittens were beyond adorable and had the perfect markings. Jay was small with the cutest pattern of black and white. Leaha was a tortie with bright gold eyes that drew you in. It is no surprise these two kittens enthralled their new owners. At the time these two were adopted there were close to 40 cats. So, a special was run to try and find great homes for our kittens at a reduced fee to the adopters. For Leaha and Jay this worked perfectly. Both now have a home with other animals to play with and run around with. They now have families to spoil and love them and neither cat could be happier.

Leaha

August 16, 2017 – The two final kittens to be adopted were Leaha and Jay. Both kittens were beyond adorable and had the perfect markings. Jay was small with the cutest pattern of black and white. Leaha was a tortie with bright gold eyes that drew you in. It is no surprise these two kittens enthralled their new owners. At the time these two were adopted there were close to 40 cats. So, a special was run to try and find great homes for our kittens at a reduced fee to the adopters. For Leaha and Jay this worked perfectly. Both now have a home with other animals to play with and run around with. They now have families to spoil and love them and neither cat could be happier.

Fenton

August 16, 2017 –  Many of our kittens are raised in foster care. They come to us because they are sickly, underweight, or too young to be placed up for adoption. One such kitten to be raised in foster care was Fenton, along with his 3 siblings. Fenton’s new mom had been to the shelter often just waiting to meet the kitten of her dreams. Well, one look at Fenton was all it took. She came in multiple times a week for three weeks before finally deciding she just had to take him home. Fenton enjoyed playing but even more so enjoyed cuddling. His new mom loved that about him and now Fenton is home and forever has a cuddle buddy.

Murphy

August 16, 2017 –  The same day Bruno went home so did one of our kittens. Murphy was raised in foster care with one of our amazing foster moms. He had his siblings to play with and an entire house to run in. Murphy was a spunky kitten with the goofiest hair. His hair was short but also long, half and half. His long pieces would stick out in every direction and it made him look like he had the ultimate bedhead. Murphy’s new mom had seen him on Petfinder and decided to make the trip from Mason City to meet Murphy. She knew right away she had made the right decision. Now, Murphy has another house to rule and run in and he could not be more happy. 

Bruno

August 16, 2017 –  With Lulu’s post on Facebook another family came in to visit her not realizing she had already been adopted. They were sad to hear it, but another group of dogs had just come in from Montgomery County Animal Control. The new dogs had just gotten to the shelter an hour before and one was an adorable white, male, 8 month old Pit Bull. So, the family decided they would take a peek at him since Lulu was spoken for, thank goodness they did! They thought Bruno was the cutest dog they had ever seen. He was a playful, happy, wiggly puppy that was so excited to have people to play with. The woman and her daughter filled out an application and then brought their current dog back the same day to meet Bruno. The dog to dog went fantastic and Bruno learned quickly how to play and suck up to his new sister dog. Once Bruno was neutered he made his way home to his new little family. I don’t know who was more excited, Bruno or his family.

Lulu

August 16, 2017 –   One of the dogs recently adopted was at our shelter for over a month. Lulu came to us with horrible allergies and a severe skin infection. She also came when the shelter was full, with 14 dogs here at the same time! With the infection Lulu could not be fixed right away and had to go on medication. Within a week a major difference could already be seen. Her skin started to clear up and she stopped itching and biting herself. Lulu was one of two dogs left at the shelter and wasn’t getting much interest. Therefore, a video was placed on Facebook to get her some exposure and show the community what a great dog she is, and wow, did it work! Lulu had tons of comments and shares and people were calling left and right to inquire about her. She had the cutest smile that would just pull you in. Once the video went up it did not take Lulu long to find a new home. A gentleman came in specifically to look at Lulu. He immediately saw what a great dog she was. So, he brought another dog in to meet with her. Lulu was in love! She finally had another dog friend to play and hang out with. All went well and so Lulu made her way home with her new dad.

Weasley

August 16, 2017 –  Two other kittens to go home were Hermione and Weasley. These two kittens came to us from McLean County Animal Control and went straight into foster care with a brand new foster family. This was their first litter at their home and they did amazing! The kittens were of course spoiled rotten and constantly played with, but who could complain about that! While in foster care a friend of the family saw photos of the kittens and had just recently lost their last pet. So, one thing led to another and as soon as the kittens were spayed/neutered and brought back to the shelter for adoption, they went home. Their new family is so excited to have cats again and especially to have two to entertain not only them but one another. Both kittens are doing great and now will be able to stay together forever.

Hermione

August 16, 2017 –  Two other kittens to go home were Hermione and Weasley. These two kittens came to us from McLean County Animal Control and went straight into foster care with a brand new foster family. This was their first litter at their home and they did amazing! The kittens were of course spoiled rotten and constantly played with, but who could complain about that! While in foster care a friend of the family saw photos of the kittens and had just recently lost their last pet. So, one thing led to another and as soon as the kittens were spayed/neutered and brought back to the shelter for adoption, they went home. Their new family is so excited to have cats again and especially to have two to entertain not only them but one another. Both kittens are doing great and now will be able to stay together forever. 

Waldo

August 16, 2017 – Another Siamese cat to get adopted was Waldo. Waldo was a chocolate point and surprisingly lived at the shelter for over a month. He was a beautiful cat and very friendly! However, Waldo had a hernia and had surgery before being able to go home. After the surgery, which he did great with, his new mom came in to look at him. She had always wanted a Siamese and apparently Waldo had always wanted her. As soon as she went into his room and sat down Waldo decided it was his lap to sit on. He snuggled right up to her and it was love at first cuddle. Waldo still has some time for recovery from his surgery but his new mom is prepared to spoil and love him the entire time.

Nutmeg

August 16, 2017 – Cocoa was the first of his siblings to be brought to the HSLC. He was a beautiful seal point Siamese kitten that had lived outside his entire life and was unsure of people at first. The first day he came in one of our volunteer families fell in love…and took him home! Cocoa didn’t take long to fall in love with them, too. He quickly realized the food tasted amazing and the cuddles were pretty nice too. Within days in his new home Cocoa was living the life and being spoiled rotten. His new family is absolutely in love with him and its not very often that Cocoa isn’t found in someones lap. Two other siblings of Cocoa’s were brought to the shelter and adopted shortly after. Coffee was another seal point Siamese. She was also nervous being brought to the shelter but after a week she warmed up easily. Her new family had no other animals and knew from looking at Coffee’s face that she would change all of that. Sure enough, once she was spayed and a little more socialized her new family took her home. They are ready to give her lots of snuggles to show her just how great her new family is. Then, Nutmeg was brought in about a week after the other two siblings. He was a ball of fluff and adorable! Nutmeg, unlike his siblings, did not mind the people and was very curious in his new home here at the shelter. With his cute face and awesome personality it is no surprise that he only lasted a day up for adoption before his mom came in to adopt him. Now, he has an older Siamese brother to show him the ropes of being a house cat.

Cocoa

August 16, 2017 –  Cocoa was the first of his siblings to be brought to the HSLC. He was a beautiful seal point Siamese kitten that had lived outside his entire life and was unsure of people at first. The first day he came in one of our volunteer families fell in love…and took him home! Cocoa didn’t take long to fall in love with them, too. He quickly realized the food tasted amazing and the cuddles were pretty nice too. Within days in his new home Cocoa was living the life and being spoiled rotten. His new family is absolutely in love with him and its not very often that Cocoa isn’t found in someones lap. Two other siblings of Cocoa’s were brought to the shelter and adopted shortly after. Coffee was another seal point Siamese. She was also nervous being brought to the shelter but after a week she warmed up easily. Her new family had no other animals and knew from looking at Coffee’s face that she would change all of that. Sure enough, once she was spayed and a little more socialized her new family took her home. They are ready to give her lots of snuggles to show her just how great her new family is. Then, Nutmeg was brought in about a week after the other two siblings. He was a ball of fluff and adorable! Nutmeg, unlike his siblings, did not mind the people and was very curious in his new home here at the shelter. With his cute face and awesome personality it is no surprise that he only lasted a day up for adoption before his mom came in to adopt him. Now, he has an older Siamese brother to show him the ropes of being a house cat.

Max

August 5, 2017 – One little pup came in this week that it is no surprise only took a couple days to get adopted. Max is a Morkie, Maltese/Yorkie, who was 6 years old but just a puppy at heart! He was a little matted and in desperate need of a haircut but that didn’t stop his new parents from falling in love. Max was surrendered to the HSLC because his previous family had too many animals and could no longer give Max the home and care he deserved. Even though Max was only here at the shelter for a few days it didn’t take long to fall in love with him. He had a great personality and we know he will now make a great addition to his new family.

Fenton

August 5, 2017 – Another little kitten to get adopted this week was one who has been waiting patiently, Fenton. Fenton was raised in foster care with one of our awesome foster moms. He was spoiled and loved right from the start! So, it is no surprise that that is what he expected while he was here at our shelter. Fenton was one of our cuddlers and he snuggled himself right into his new moms lap. After weeks of visiting the kittens and falling more and more in love with Fenton, she finally filled out the application to take him home. Fenton now has an entire house and some great parents to spoil him rotten!

Winnie (Ace)

August 5, 2017 – A few weeks ago one of our volunteers was surprised by a kitten from her mom for her birthday. Well, somehow that new kitten, Hope, must have weaseled her way into the family’s heart because this past week Hope got a new brother. Winnie was one of our most playful and spunky kittens here at the shelter. He was always instigating something trying to get attention. The attention seeking worked and it found him in his new home! Now, Hope wasn’t too happy to have a new baby brother. She thought she had the life as a single kitten, but with time we know Winnie (now Ace) will win over Hope’s heart just as he won over his family’s.

Mojo

July 30, 2017 – Our last kitty to get adopted this week was Mojo. Mojo was by far one of the sweetest kitties we had at the shelter and so it is no surprise he has been adopted. He loved to jump up and greet people at the door or snuggle up in their lap whenever someone would sit down in his room. Mojo was only 2 but very laid back. He would play but mainly preferred to veg around his room and check everything out. Now, Mojo has a mom, dad, and sister and two kitty brothers to hang around with.

Quincy

July 30, 2017 – Quincy, one of our sweet foster kittens, was the only kitten who did not get sick with an upper respiratory infection. His new family didn’t know that though and had picked him out online. They loved his tiger stripes! Quincy already had one great home with his foster mom but now has a new one! He has lots of space to run and play, and he even has a few furry siblings to pester!

Leia

July 30, 2017 – Three great cats got adopted. Leia was the first. She was the sweet, black, all four declawed kitty that resided with us for the last month. At first Leia was a little skittish of shelter life and hesitant of living with other cats. However, she came along and was very social. Her new mom was excited to find a declawed kitty that loved to cuddle up and be petted. Leia has a great home now and is so excited to have a new family.

Wyatt

July 29, 2017 – Our very last cat adoption of the week was a lot of ours favorite kitten. Wyatt went home on Friday to his new family. How did you not fall in love with his spunky self? A few months ago a family lost their beloved cat and after they had time to grive they knew they couldn’t live without another kitty. So, they came in last week and were drawn to the kittens right away. Wyatt caught their attention the moment they walked in his room. They knew he would be the perfect, active, entertaining cat to bring into their family. So, Wyatt went home with his new human family to meet his new dog brother! Knowing him, he’ll be ruling the house before anyone knows it!

Petey

July 29, 2017 – Petey was our next animal to be adopted. He was a very popular kitten here at the shelter. Petey was white and grey and a sweet, chill kitten. Compared to the other kittens in his room you may have even called him lazy! He loved to snuggle up in a lap and take a nap. It was his favorite thing to do and that is just what caught the attention of his new family! They loved how cuddly he was and how beautiful his markings were. Petey has a surprise in a couple weeks, too. His family also fell in love with Liyah while she was at the shelter. Currently, she is in foster care being a sibling for another kitten but as soon as she is spayed and back Petey’s family will be adopting her, too!

Safari

July 29, 2017 – Next to go was another adult cat, Safari. Safari was our only senior animal here at the shelter. His birthday is in August and he was to turn 10 years old. Safari had an interesting stay with us here at the shelter. He was quite the traveling cat and traveled all the way from Washington to Iowa and then from Iowa to us. When Safari came in he was a little nervous but got over that quickly. His favorite thing to do here was nap! However, one weekend Safari was suddenly having some issues and so he went to the vet for a check-up where they found he had a bladder stone and an upper respiratory infection. So, one of our awesome fosters took Safari in for a few weeks so he could recover. He had surgery and finally this last week he came back to the shelter and went up for adoption. A great family came in looking for a kitten and fell in love with Safari. He is now spoiled rotten and loved, and just in time for his birthday!

Myster

July 29, 2017 – Our first kitty to go home this week was one of my favorites (shhh don’t tell the others), Myster! He was just such an easy going cat who didn’t have a care in the world. Myster is very curious and adventurous. Some cats get stressed at the shelter but Myster thrived! He did great with the other cats and sometimes he did so well the other cats had to tell him to back off. So, he would just turn around and walk away or sit there and give them a look like, ‘What did I do?’. Myster’s new family fell in love with his social and yet laid back self. They have another kitty at home and so Myster will never be alone! I am sure he will entertain his new family…and maybe cause just the perfect amount of mischief.

Tuffy

July 29, 2017 – Tuffy was the dog who found his forever home this week. He has been with us for a few months and finally the perfect person made their way in the shelter to meet him. Tuffy was a slobbery goof who got himself a little overly stressed and excited at times. He loved the other dogs but just never knew quite what to do with them. Him and Lulu loved to run and play outside in the runs. When he wasn’t running he often could be found hogging a toy and not wanting to give it back or playing in his pool. Sometimes it took Tuffy a while to get affection with a person, but once he got to know you he loved to cuddle up. He also loved to go on walks and had gotten much better while at the shelter. Now, Tuffy’s new mom has a big dog to share her home and heart with. She can’t wait to take him for walks and have someone to cuddle up with at night!

Gump

July 23, 2017 –  Our next adoption of the week was Gump, yes, Gump!!! Now, everyone knows Gump was a little excitable and loved to play and pull and rough house, but under it all he was just a big puppy that wanted attention. While here the last few weeks Gump was attempting to learn his manners of not jumping and how to appropriately walk on a leash (without it in his mouth). He was making progress but it was slow. All Gump really wanted to do was play and cuddle. His new family saw him on pet of the week and knew he was their next pup. Gump loved his pool and jumped around in water, which is exactly the kind of dog his family wanted. They have a lake property and couldn’t wait to finally have a dog that would enjoy the water with him. Now, Gump has a great, big family (with a dachshund 8 year old sister he will have to learn not to pester) who are full of energy like him.

Rousey

July 23, 2017 –  This week we did a few adoptions, starting with Rousey. Rousey was a 2 year old Shih Tzu who’s owner had some health problems and could no longer care for her. Last Saturday Rousey came in happy and chipper and very curious. She stayed the weekend with us and then was spayed on Monday. Tuesday morning a couple came in to look at her. They fell in love right away and wanted to take her home then in there! An application was filled out and on Wednesday, with her surgery incision looking great, Rousey was able to leave our shelter and go home with them. It was a short stay, but Rousey was a sweetheart that was hard not to fall in love with.

Augie

July 21, 2017 – Our last and youngest kitty to be adopted this week was Augie, a two month old spunky kitten! If you opened the kitten room door you probably saw a grey splotch making a run for it, that was Augie. He was always finding mischief, whether that was escaping his room, tormenting the other cats, or climbing on you. With this outgoing personality Augie caught the attention of his new family. They came in to visit with all the little ones but knew after meeting him that they were adding to their family. So, Augie is now in a new home with new people and animals to torment and play with.

Coral

July 21, 2017 – Coral was our next adoptee of the week. She was a beautiful, young calico who was playful and loving. Coral loved her room she shared with the other kittens and often could be found pouncing or playing with them. Being the beautiful cat she is Coral caught the eye of her new mom right away. After Coral’s mom lost her last cat she wasn’t sure if she was ready to do another one, but Coral changed all that very quickly. Yesterday, Coral went home with her new mom and is already being spoiled!

Rizzo

July 21, 2017 – Rizzo was our first cat to find a home this week and with those markings it is no surprise! He was a Siamese mix with none of the Siamese attitude. Rizzo came to us from McLean County AC where he was brought in as a stray under strange circumstances. Rizzo was at their shelter for almost an entire month. He was a little nervous at first of all the commotion, cats and people, but once he was out and ready for attention he showed his sweet side. His new dad has had cats in the past but has been without a fur-baby for a while. As soon as he saw Rizzo’s picture he knew he would no longer be without one. So, after less than a week at our shelter, Rizzo found a home!

Putter

July 8, 2017 –  Another shelter favorite that found a home this morning was Putter. What a chunk! Putter definitely took advantage of the free feeding here at the shelter and snack time was all the time. However, this chunky kitty was also a lover. He was extremely social and because of this he typically got a lot of attention. Putter is 11.5 though and because of his age people usually shied away from adopting him. Well, that is now over for him. His new family fell in love last week with this big cat and his goofy, attention craving personality. They loved how social and curious he was and just couldn’t even think of taking anyone else home with them. So, home Putter went. Now he has an eight year old cat brother to hang out with, or cause trouble with, and a family and house of his own.

Gypsy

July 8, 2017 –  Whenever an animal leaves our shelter and gets adopted it is always a special feeling. However, there are always those animals that really stick with us or get under our skin. We are never supposed to pick favorites but at times it is hard not to. Then, when an animal has been here for an extended period of time we can’t help but get attached, even if that animal may not be quite as attached as we are. Yesterday, Gypsy, a three year resident of the HSLC, finally made his way home. He was a front declawed, black cat that had it in his head, it was his way or no way at all! Sure, Gypsy could be a bit of a grump but he still deserved the right family to take him in and love him (when he wanted to be loved) and care for him and maybe most importantly, give him the space he needed. Gypsy’s new family saw his post on Facebook and felt an automatic connection. This connection was in part due to their other cat, who had a similar personality as Gypsy’s when they first brought her home. It took 3-4 years before their other cat started rubbing up against them or jumping on their bed wanting attention. She still gives the occasional swat when saying ‘Leave me alone’, but overall has turned into a great cat. So, what a fit it is for Gypsy! We know he will now get the patience and space he needs and wants. His family has done it before and is more than happy and willing to do whatever it takes for Gypsy to feel like he is finally home!

Sissy

June 28, 2017 –  Finally, the last pup to have found a home had been here for over a month and was one of the sweetest dogs (who always wanted to play with everyone and every dog). Sissy found her forever home last Friday. One of our volunteers and his family had been contemplating and looking at getting a dog but weren’t finding just the right fit. Well, they didn’t have to look long or far before Sissy attached herself to their hearts. Sissy is a hound with a hound bark at times, but her new family was ready to take on the challenge of an eleven month old puppy. Since bringing her home Sissy has done great with her new cat siblings and her human siblings, too. Sissy so far has done great in her new home and it is hard to tell who is happier, her or her family. 

Sadie

June 28, 2017 –  Another dog who had just come to us recently was Sadie, a chocolate lab mix brought to us from Animal Control. Sadie was a beautiful 10 month old puppy with large eyes that always seemed to look right through you. Her butt was always wiggling and she was such a happy puppy. Sadie’s start on life wasn’t the easiest but things have made a 180 for her now. Sadie’s new family came into the shelter looking for a new addition to their family. It had been years since they had last had a dog and they missed the companionship of a four legged friend. Sadie sat quietly in her kennel right by the door staring up at them, and it was love at first sight. They were automatically drawn to Sadie and could not wait to go home. Sadie has been with her family for about a week now and they love her more every day. She has a harness and is working on not pulling and has done great with housetraining. Her family loves her…as many of us had grown to love her, too!

Jasper

June 28, 2017 –  Jasper was a beautiful, very large, black lab. He was just a puppy and recently celebrated his first birthday at the beginning of June. Jasper was brought to the HSLC because he had become too big for the house and his family had hoped he would make a great farm dog. However, Jasper was a little too friendly and liked to wander off when he saw something or heard something or really just if he got bored. So, rather than keep him on a lead all the time Jasper was surrendered to us. It did not take him long for people to notice him though. Jasper’s new family had recently lost their yellow lab and stumbled upon Jasper online. Now, Jasper has a large fenced area to run in when he is outside alone and a family to love him. He will have horses to hang with and siblings to enjoy. Jasper is definitely in the right fit and we are so excited for this excitable pup!

Snickers

June 28, 2017 –  Next to get adopted was Snickers, the shepherd/beagle mix. Snickers was quite the lover! He did enjoy playing but could often be found napping on his bed, even when the other dogs were making a raucous. Snickers was actually adopted on a Wednesday but his new family wanted him to have plenty of time to adjust while they were home and therefore he didn’t go home until Friday. However, we were a little full at the time so Snickers was spoiled and got not a kennel but an entire room to relax and nap by himself. Snickers has now gone home to a wonderful couple and his new beagle sister (who they adopted a couple years ago from the shelter). His new sister wasn’t so sure about Snickers, but Snickers was beyond excited to have another dog to play with and maybe pester just a little.

Bella

June 28, 2017 –  The first pup that found a home was Bella, the Blue Heeler puppy. Her new family lives out in the country and has a big farm in need of a pup to run around and enjoy it. They have not only tons of animals but also some neighbors who are almost as excited as they are to have a new dog to run around and help with chores. Bella will have plenty of room to run and have fun and a house and family that is just as fun to spend time in and with. Bella was very energetic and extremely sweet and we know this farm will be the perfect fit for her to get her energy out…and her cuddles in!

Wrigley

June 28, 2017 –  Our last cat that was adopted was Wrigley. She came in to our shelter with her 10.5 year old Husky brother (who has since been adopted) because their mom was moving to California and could not take them with. Apollo, the brother, was not here long at all. However, Wrigley, although beautiful, was a little skittish in this new place and it took her some time to adjust. Given time Wrigley stopped hiding as much and slowly became comfortable to the other cats in the room and the people that would visit. She loved attention but usually made you come to her rather than her get up and come to you. One day a man and his mom stopped in looking for a missing cat of their friends. However, he had seen Wrigley online and just had to stop in and take a look at her. She was up above the cages as high as she could get. He took the time to keep his hand up there for her to come up and sniff. Within a few minutes she was rubbing up against him getting all the attention she could. Well, that visit looking for a cat was successful…they found a cat just not the one they had planned on. He filled out an application and then two days later came back to adopt Wrigley. She now has a kitty friend to spend her days with and plenty of resting spots to hang out on.

Mayzee

June 28, 2017 –  Three more kittens were adopted and had a similar story as Jo-Jo. They were seen online and their colors and cuteness drew the attention of their new families. Maya was the first to get adopted. Her family came from Springfield and had seen her on Facebook. They loved her coloring and just couldn’t pass her up. They didn’t have any other animals and thought it was time and they were ready to add to their family. Mallorie and Mayzee found a home together. These two’s new mom had just recently gotten a new house and was looking for friends to help make it into more of a home. Houses can be quite quiet but with two kittens to keep her company I am sure the house will liven up quickly! 

Maya

June 28, 2017 –  Three more kittens were adopted and had a similar story as Jo-Jo. They were seen online and their colors and cuteness drew the attention of their new families. Maya was the first to get adopted. Her family came from Springfield and had seen her on Facebook. They loved her coloring and just couldn’t pass her up. They didn’t have any other animals and thought it was time and they were ready to add to their family. Mallorie and Mayzee found a home together. These two’s new mom had just recently gotten a new house and was looking for friends to help make it into more of a home. Houses can be quite quiet but with two kittens to keep her company I am sure the house will liven up quickly!

Mallorie

June 28, 2017 –  Three more kittens were adopted and had a similar story as Jo-Jo. They were seen online and their colors and cuteness drew the attention of their new families. Maya was the first to get adopted. Her family came from Springfield and had seen her on Facebook. They loved her coloring and just couldn’t pass her up. They didn’t have any other animals and thought it was time and they were ready to add to their family. Mallorie and Mayzee found a home together. These two’s new mom had just recently gotten a new house and was looking for friends to help make it into more of a home. Houses can be quite quiet but with two kittens to keep her company I am sure the house will liven up quickly!

Jo-Jo

June 28, 2017 –  Now, we aren’t done with kitten adoptions just yet! Another small, adorable kitten found his way home. Jo-Jo was a small grey kitten from the same litter as Bingo and Pippin. He was often the favorite when people went into his room or saw his picture. One family found his picture online and made the drive down to meet and then adopt Jo-Jo. They had wanted another cat to keep theirs company and fell in love with Jo-Jo’s playful attitude. Jo-Jo was healthy and happy just like the other kittens but he did have a heart murmur. This did not stop his new family however. They decided to give him a chance and love him even with his small imperfection. Both family and kitten left excited for what was to come.

Bingo

June 28, 2017 –  Another kitten that found a home was our smallest, Bingo! We had a volunteer who has been with us for quite a while that has been begging…and begging…and begging!!! her mom to get a kitten. Every new litter we had or even the adult cats she would pick a favorite and fall in love. Her mom however wasn’t quite ready to take on a cat and always said no. That is of course until recently. Our volunteer has a birthday coming up and her mom finally gave in and thought this would be a perfect time to surprise her with a kitten. Both of them had fallen in love with Bingo and didn’t even realize one another had liked the same kitten. The young volunteer was still begging her mom for a kitten and showing her all the new ones and which ones were her favorites. Well, one day after she finished volunteering on a Friday evening, she got the biggest surprise. Her mom and her left and made it to the car when her mom pulled out an envelope and gave her an early birthday present. Inside the envelope was a card, along with a small cat tag with the name Hope on it. Her mom then proceeded to tell her to go get Bingo and lets all go home. Let’s just say that it was more than a happy ending and both kitten and volunteer are extremely happy and loving one another!

Peppin

June 28, 2017 –  In the middle of the month of June we had a surge of kittens come back to the shelter from their foster homes and be placed up for adoption. A post was made on Facebook and it didn’t take long for people to show interest. One woman came in the day after the post to look for a kitten for her younger son. She had been in in December and contemplated getting a pet then but decided the time wasn’t quite right. Now, they own a house and it is summer, plenty of time to work with and give a kitten all the attention it needs. The kitten was a surprise for the son and what a surprise it was! He was beyond excited! I have since heard from the family and all is going well. They are best buds and Pippin has fit in well with her new family.

Missy

June 28, 2017 –  Missy was a long term resident here at the shelter. She was a sweet cat when she wanted to be but was a little stand-offish and often got overlooked. That is until we hit a slow time here at the shelter and we were down to only three cats. A woman came in one day who had two dogs but had lost her last cat a while back. She felt it was time to get another and came to visit us here at the HSLC. Right away, she took a liking to Missy. Missy was a buff colored cat and the woman loved her coloring. They hit it off right away. Missy actually got up and went to the woman asking for attention after a few minutes. Not long after going to her new home Missy’s new mom posting a picture of Missy on our Facebook page. Missy was sitting on the couch with her new mom, the dogs in the background, and just loving life. The dogs did great with having a cat around and Missy did well with them too (although ignoring them was her favorite thing to do)!