Can you spare 2 hours of your time once a week?
We are in need of volunteers at the shelter to help us with the dogs and cats.
We will train you.
You will work as a team with other caring and generous volunteers who graciously give of their time to clean and socialize the dogs and cats.
We volunteer 7 days a week.
You will get to know and love our dogs and cats and rejoice with us when they go to their new forever homes. That’s really what it’s all about.
Call (217-737-4042) or come into the shelter and fill out a volunteer application. Fulfilling our mission is dependent on our dedicated volunteers.
We can’t do this without you.
Volunteer Spotlight: Victoria Padilla
Victoria is an Atlanta, IL resident. She has been volunteering with HSLC for two years. Victoria wears many hats for HSLC! Her and her husband, Josh, work the 8 am Sunday morning shift with the dogs. They clean the indoor kennels and play with the dogs outside. Victoria is a member of the HSLC Board of Directors. She also helps with fundraisers and is now the publisher of our bi-monthly newsletters.
Victoria said the best part of volunteering is being part of something bigger than herself. Giving her time, energy, and love to animals that deserve a loving and forever home fills her with purpose. When she gets notified of an animal adoptions, it makes all the work worth it!
Victoria and Josh have three beautiful male dogs that are all rescues! Roku, from Metro East Humane Society, Bumi (formally Matt Damon) from HSLC and their most recent addition Appa (formerly the well-known Sully from HSLC). When Victoria isn’t busy with work or HSLC, she simply enjoys being at home with Josh and the dogs!
Pictured is Victoria with Roku; the other photo is Roku, Bumi and Appa!
From everyone at HSLC, thank you Victoria for all that you do!
Will Trent – Eagle Scout project
We would like to express our deep appreciation to Will Trent for selecting our Shelter for his Eagle Scout project. Will came to HSLC with the intent of building something that would enhance our shelter and benefit both our animals and volunteers.
After touring the shelter, Will, and his father, Morris Trent, determined that the laundry room needed more efficient storage. Will designed plans for a new cabinet unit, presented the plans to the board who happily approved, and he started building.
This past Friday, Will and his father delivered and installed a beautiful cabinet in the HSLC laundry room. The cabinet features plenty of drawers for storage and organization complete with a large countertop for folding and workspace. The new addition to our laundry room has received much praise from our volunteers.
HSLC thanks Will for selecting HSLC for his Eagle Scout project and best of luck to him as he works toward that achievement!
Victoria Padilla reading the book “Is This My Cat”
Our wonderful volunteer and board member, Victoria Padilla, took HSLC adoptable resident Ginger to the Lincoln Public Library last week.
Victoria read the book “Is This My Cat”. The children were also able to pet and visit with Ginger. What a fun visit!