P.O. Box 512 : Springfield, Illinois 62705 : info@illinoishumane.org

Paint Your Pet
  • Saturday, April 28

  • 5:30 – 8:30

  • $50/adults, $35/kids

Come in and relax in our studio (upper level, White Oaks Mall – Bergners Wing). Drink a glass or wine or bring the kids for a fun night of painting! Wine/Beer/Soda/Water will be provided. Each paid adult receives 2 “special” drink tickets.

Just send in a photo of your pet, we will prep it for you. We work on 12 x 12 canvas in acrylics, glitter, glow in the dark or just traditional acrylics. I help you trace your image onto the canvas so you need NO EXPERIENCE! I am here to help you with eyes, nose.

Dogs, Cats, Horses, Fish, Birds….whatever!

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Kasima means "beauty and elegance" and for this girl, it also means friendly, curious, and playful. This pretty 2-year-old lady has a great out-going personality and is at ease with guests. Definite black stripes mark silver fur with touches of honey brown. Kasima has good inside manners and faithfully uses her scratching post and litter box. She is quite fond of her squeaky mouse (which she freed from the end of her fishing pole toy) and is quick to toss it about and wrestle it into submission. Her feelings about being around children and other cats are not known. However, this little lady would be a great companion as she likes to be close to her human. Kasima enjoys being petted and picked up for a quick cuddle.

Sometimes, when her foster parent is standing outside the apartment door getting ready to come in, Kasima will make greeting meows and chirps from the other side of the door.

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Kasima the Cat

Taylor (adoption pending)

Taylor, believed to be about 1 1/2 years old, came to Illinois Humane among a group of six kitties whose owner could no longer care for them. They are known as our "Guitar 6", each named for a guitar make fondly kept in our culture's collective nostalgic memory. Known for a full rich sound, Taylor guitars are the name sake of this little girl. She gives you all that she has greeting you upon your arrival home. Taylor's time is split between chasing shadows and lights to curling up on your lap, happily kneading away. Taylor is congenial living with other cats, it is not known at this time her true feelings towards dogs.

Taylor would love for you to bring her home so she could serenade you. She is spayed, up-to-date on all tests and vaccines, and weighs just under 8 pounds. You can meet Taylor at Nature's Select in Springfield, during business hours.

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Taylor the Cat

Meet Leia

Leia is an incredible charmer. She is full of spirit and personality. Leia's ideal human will be one who is fully engaged with dogs, has good handling skills and just enjoys the heck out of a spirited pooch. The ideal two legger loves saving a portion of each day to be active with his or her dog. Leia has high prey drive and is more compatible with male dogs than female dogs.

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Leia the Dog

Meet Silly

Little Miss Silly very much needs a home with other dogs. Her origins was a home with a lot of dogs who looked just like her . . . probably all somewhat related . . . yes, overcrowded and the folks were unable to keep up with care. So animal control stepped in. She has fairly deep rooted timidity issues, and she just does best when there are other dogs in the household. Having said all that, she is affectionate when she bonds and she will bond with her human(s) quickly. She has been placed once, to a home with a special needs child. Silly can be skittish on a leash, and is a dog who needs good handling and assimilation into a household. The adopting home was unable to put the time in work with Silly's issues so that Silly might become a good match for the special needs child. Silly needs a home who can accept Silly's own special needs, and patiently allow her to assimilate with time. In the long run, she has become a favorite with her fosters. All her best attributes of bonding well and being affectionate, and also a great playmate with other dogs, come with time.


Be a Foster

Illinois Humane is currently in need of additional foster homes to accommodate a large number of cats that came in from a single investigations case. Many have no special needs other than to be loved.

Click here for the Illinois Humane foster home application. Email info@illinoishumane.org with any questions or for additional information.

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P.O. Box 512 : Springfield, Illinois 62705 : info@illinoishumane.org