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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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Nysa

December 13, 2017 – Another precious pup to find her way home was Nysa. This girl was one of the dogs who unfortunately was almost euthanized, simply because of running out of time. Nysa is only a year old and still high energy. However, she loved nothing more than cuddles. Nysa received quite a bit of attention while with us but one special couple was able to take her home. They sent many emails with lots of questions and finally came Saturday to meet her. They very easily fell in love and knew she was meant to be. So, on Tuesday they came back to finalize Nysa’s adoption.

Izzy

December 13, 2017 – Tuesday, Izzy was the first pup to make her way out the door. This adorable Corgi mix was not here long, no surprises there though! She took a little getting used to new people, but once she knew them she absolutely fell in love. Izzy got attached quickly and loved nothing more than a lap to lay on. Her new mom came in the day after Izzy got here. She was looking for a smaller dog and fell in love with this tiny dogs adorable picture. Mom then told dad he had to come in and meet her. They both quickly fell in love and took her home once she was feeling better after her surgery.

Carmen

December 13, 2017 – We have had a busy week so far with adoptions right off the bat. It started last Friday when Carmen, one of the kittens just recently back from foster care, was adopted to a new family. Carmen’s new family had been begging dad to get a kitten. Well, he decided there was no greater Christmas gift (and mouse catcher!) than a cat. So, Carmen went home last week to meet all of her new siblings.

Curious-George

November 24, 2017 – On Friday the final kitten to get adopted was Curious George. His new mom and brother came into the shelter to take a peek at kittens. They had been thinking of adding a pet to the family for a while now and the long Thanksgiving time off seemed like the perfect time to make a visit to the Humane Society. Curious George was still young and playful, but he was laid back and relaxed compared to some of the other kittens in his room. Originally, Curious George was brought to Logan County Animal Control as a stray, and then he made his way to us. He had been with us for a few months now and it was so good to see him go to such a great home

Chantilly

November 24, 2017 – The next adoption on Black Friday was Chantilly. Now, this calico kitten was adorable, so it is no surprise she shot right out the door. Chantilly came to us with her brother Beauregard, who is still available for adoption, from Macon County Animal Control. They were running out of space and asked us to help by taking in some kittens. Well, Chantilly was one and straight to foster care she went. She came back after surgery with the cutest face. I thought it would only take her a day to get adopted and after a week home she went! Her new family had lost one of their dogs this past week due to old age and thought a kitten would be a great addition to the family. Their daughter had no clue mom and dad were bringing home a kitten and again, I can only imagine her reaction! Now Chantilly has her parents, siblings, and 4 year old dog brother.

Shyler

November 24, 2017 – The first adoption Friday was Shyler. Shyler was brought to the HSLC with his mom and sister. His sister has been adopted and mom, a Siamese, is going home later this week. Shyler was skittish at first but came around quickly. A 10 year old girl has been begging and begging for a kitten for over a year. Well, she finally got her wish! However, it was a complete surprise. Her mom came in to pick up Shyler and was taking Shyler home as an early birthday surprise. I don’t know about you all, but me at 10 could only dream of getting a pet for my birthday!

Cricket

November 22, 2017 – Two kittens were adopted this week. The first to go home was Nyle. She was brought in with her brother and mom, Valentine the Siamese. When first coming to the shelter Nyle was covered in fleas and very scared. It did not take long though for her to get healthy. With her health came to her socialization. Nyle soon became very curious about everything and everyone. She would quickly hop on your lap or play with your shoelaces. Her new dad saw her online and knew she was the one. So, after coming to visit, Nyle decided he was the one, too! The second kitten to be adopted was Cricket. Cricket came to us from Macon County Animal Control when they were in desperate need of space for their cats. Cricket and her siblings went directly into foster care. Coming back at the shelter some of the fosters were nervous, but not Cricket! Her new parents previously adopted two kittens from us last year, both boys, and decided it was time to help even the odds with another girl in the family. Now, Cricket will forever have cat siblings and a great family to live with!

Daisy

November 22, 2017 – Another sweet dog to find her home was Daisy. Daisy had been at our shelter for almost 3 months. It was no fault of her own that she came to our shelter, but her family was moving and could not take her with. Being a Beagle/Heeler mix sometimes Daisy would feel the need to bark, but she couldn’t help it. Daisy loves other dogs and even does well with cats. She is a lover who can never get enough attention. Well, after a few weeks of consideration, Daisy went home last Saturday. Her new family absolutely loves her! They enjoy playing fetch or even just laying around with her. Daisy loves her new family just as much as they love her!

Madeline

November 22, 2017 – All the animals at our shelter come to us for one reason or another. One special little dog came to us because of her breed. Madeline was brought to the shelter because she has the drive to herd, any and everything. Unfortunately, when Madeline came in she was extremely sick and spent a few weeks in isolation. Finally, after plenty of dewormer, some good food, and medicine, Madeline because a sweet, loving, healthy girl. When you walked into the kennel every other dog may be barking but usually Madeline could be found sitting just at the door of her kennel looking up at you. Quickly, she became a favorite! Well, finally the right family came along and swept her up. The daughter goes to school here in town and often stops in to visit. Last year, the family adopted Brisco, an adorable orange tiger kitten, and this year they decided to add to the family again. Madeline now has over an acre to run on, and a whole family who loves her for her adorable personality, breed, and all that comes with it.

Boe

November 19, 2017 –   Good news today, Boe was adopted! Boe’s family was moving and he, unfortunately, could not go with. He had lived with kids and other dogs and was only a year old, full of love and energy. Yesterday, a family came in that had seen Boe’s and Daisy’s information online. They met with both dogs…and fell in love with both dogs! Today they came back with their dog, an English Mastiff, to meet both Daisy and Boe. Both dogs did fantastic with him. However, it was Boe who eventually won them over. Boe was playing with their dog non-stop and showing the nine-year-old Mastiff how to be a pup again! Boe now has his dog brother, parents, and three sisters to share a life with.

Jerry

October 28, 2017 –   One final adoption was done this week. Jerry came to us from Logan County Animal Control. He was all by himself, but after coming to us he went into foster care with a few other kittens to be his new siblings. When Jerry came back he was a ball of energy, always exploring and playing. Jerry’s new mom came in as she saw him online and loved his photo. Her son, who is 7, has been begging for a kitty for a while. So, to surprise him she brought Jerry home on Saturday. Now Jerry has a house, a mom, and a brother all to himself to play with whenever he wants!

Tamara

October 28, 2017 –  Tamara and her siblings came to us abandoned back in the spring. They have all slowly been finding their forever homes and Tamara’s just happened. Her new family had an empty spot in their hearts and their house since their last cat passed away recently. When they came to meet the kittens Tamara was her adorable self. She occasionally likes to play but for the most part she is calm and snuggly. Now Tamara has gone home with her new mom, brother, and dog brother!

Ginger

October 28, 2017 –  One special cat who had a special foster finally came back to our shelter to go back up for adoption. Ginger had been with the HSLC for almost two years, and previously for a year also. Ginger is very vocal and likes to let you know she is there. She would follow her foster mom around and did good with the other cats and the dog in the home. This past week Ginger came back and with the help of a Facebook post her new parents came in to meet her. They have a 2 year old cat at home that also is chatty and they wanted a companion for him while they were at work. Ginger now has a quiet home to spend her days…well quiet minus all the meowing that is done!

Ethan

October 28, 2017 –  Another kitten to make his way home this week was Ethan. Ethan was raised in foster care while he was at McLean County Animal Control. He had a sister, Marigold, who also was brought to us and just last week went home. Ethan’s new mom had been thinking about him for some time and finally knew she needed to add him to the family. Only hours after getting him home Ethan’s mom called and shared how in love she is with him. He is very curious in his new home, does great with the other cats, and is a purring machine!

Scout

October 28, 2017 –  A few months ago a gentleman brought in three little black and white kittens. Their mom had been hit by a car and at only 2 weeks old they needed a foster mom. So, they made their way into one of our great foster homes at the HSLC. When they came back it did not take long for two of the kittens to find homes, and just this week Scout, the final sibling, found his forever home. Scout is an active kitten who is extremely curious. He loves people, toys, and other animals (even dogs!). When Scout’s new parents came in they did not expect to fall in love so quickly, but after only a little time they knew Scout was the one!

 October 25, 2017 –   Chunky Monkey and Zeus – These two kittens were raised in a foster home and upon coming back to the shelter and placed up for adoption it took them less than a day to go to their new forever homes. These two brothers were spoiled rotten in foster care and nothing will change now in their new homes. Although they did not go to the same home both of them have new families to keep them entertained, and loved!   

Riley

October 25, 2017 –  Riley – Riley was another kitten raised by our awesome fosters. She was the calmer of her litter and very relaxed. She liked to wander and often could be found doing her own thing. That is exactly what drew her new mom to her. With no more kids or pets in the house it was decided that a new addition was needed. Riley and her sweet nature are all that her mom needed to see to decide for sure that a new cat in the house is just what the home needed. So, Riley is waiting to meet her new sister when she visits from college, and until then can’t wait for the special time with her new mom!

Marigold

October 25, 2017 –  Marigold – Marigold came to the shelter from McLean County Animal Control. They got Marigold and Ethan as strays and found a great family to temporarily foster them until they could be put up for adoption. They were then fixed, vaccinated, tested, and sent to us. Their foster families still came to visit while they were here but finally Marigold found a home of her own. She loved to jump up on people and rub against them. Her extra affection is what made her new family know, she was the one!

Jester

October 25, 2017 –  Jester – That moment when you see the cutest animal online and you just know you have to snatch them up… This is exactly what happened for Jester. She was a tabby kitten who came back from foster care and took less than a week to be placed in a new home. Her photo online was a close-up of her face and her adorably huge eyes. Jester’s mom saw her on Petfinder and made the trip to Lincoln just for her. After meeting Jester she fell even more in love, and home they both went!

Minnie

October 25, 2017 –   Minnie – The last adult cat that was adopted has actually been living in foster care for the last few months. Minnie came to us scared and always hiding. One of our volunteers decided to give her the chance to calm down and adjust to life in her own home. Well, slowly Minnie came to love her foster parents and foster fur siblings. It was a long road but one that has led to the absolute best outcome for Minnie. She has a home! Her fosters made the big decision to keep her permanently and welcomed her as a new member to their family.

Hanson

October 25, 2017 –   Hanson – Another adult cat to be adopted last week was Hanson. He was a 1-year-old black male cat with a lot of energy and who was very playful. When walking in the shelter in the morning there were usually 5 toys right outside his room, and toys were constantly batted under the door throughout the day. When someone opened his door Hanson would run right out the door to say hello. So, it is no surprise that he eventually found the perfect people to fall in love with his active self. Hanson’s new parents don’t have other cats but have all the time to give Hanson the attention he, thinks!, he needs.

Brutis

October 25, 2017 –   Brutis – Although we hate to play favorites, Brutis was definitely one! He was a beautiful white cat with a splash of grey…and a splash of extra toes! Being a polydactyl, and a friendly one at that, it was believed that Brutis would fly right out the door into a new home. Well, it took a little more time than expected but Brutis has finally made his way home. Brutis now has a mom, dad, and a 4-month-old Rottweiler little sister to spend his days with. He has made a great adjustment already to his new home and has shown what a cuddler he can be.

Autumn

October 25, 2017 –  Talon and Autumn – Both Talon and Autumn came to the shelter as single kittens, with no siblings. They were too young for surgery and so went right into foster care with their great foster moms. The two kittens didn’t meet until after they were 2 months old and brought back to the shelter to be placed up for adoption. Talon was always curious and very petite for his age. Autumn was shy and cuddly. It was these two opposites that attracted their new parents to them. They loved having one playful kitten and one lover, and they loved that the two kittens would have one another. So, Talon and Autumn, although they came in alone, left together!

Talon

October 25, 2017 –  Talon and Autumn – Both Talon and Autumn came to the shelter as single kittens, with no siblings. They were too young for surgery and so went right into foster care with their great foster moms. The two kittens didn’t meet until after they were 2 months old and brought back to the shelter to be placed up for adoption. Talon was always curious and very petite for his age. Autumn was shy and cuddly. It was these two opposites that attracted their new parents to them. They loved having one playful kitten and one lover, and they loved that the two kittens would have one another. So, Talon and Autumn, although they came in alone, left together!

Oliver

October 25, 2017 –  Oliver – It was the heartache of losing a beloved cat family member that brought Oliver’s new family to the HSLC. The family was unsure if they would be ready for another family member. They quickly came to realize though that something was missing in their home and their current cat was lonely and acting depressed. So, a trip to the shelter and an amazing kitten made them realize just who they needed to bring into their family. Oliver was raised in foster care and a laid-back kitten. He loves attention and being right in your lap, or in your face. So, it is no wonder that Oliver now has a new family to call his own.

Lucy

October 25, 2017 –  Lucy – Talk about stubborn…Lucy unfortunately has had at least 4 homes in her 7 years of life. She is a girl that knows what she wants, and even more so knows what she doesn’t want. Lucy thinks she’s queen and is never afraid to show it. So, if she didn’t want to do something she would flop right over and not move. It takes a special person to show her who’s boss. Lucy has finally found that person! She is now a traveling, truck driving Bulldog. Lucy’s new dad travels the country as a truck driver and was looking and hoping to find the perfect companion to join him on his trips. Lucy left the shelter last week sitting on the passenger seat, looking out the window ready to go.

Sky

October 25, 2017 –  Sky- What a happy and playful pup! Sky was brought to the HSLC from McLean County after she did great with all people and with other animals. They absolutely loved her spunky personality and knew the HSLC would find a great fit for her. Sky was with us for a few weeks, waiting to find the perfect family. She was only 10 months old and still very much a puppy. It was because of this that Sky could get a little excited and grabby. Well, her new family was ready for the challenge, as they could not see their family as whole without her. Sky now has a sister, a mom, and a dad, all to give her plenty of attention and even more love.

Little Girl

October 23, 2017 –  Little Girl has been adopted. She came in with her brother Jax because their owner had some medical issues that no longer allowed them to care for the dogs. Little Girl received lots of attention right at the get go. The day after she came in there were multiple applications for her. Her new family has an older dog and two young children that she did great with. Tuesday she was spayed and then on Wednesday (after a week of waiting) she finally got to go to her new home.

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.