Humane Society Purchases Land for New Shelter!On Thursday, January 10, several members of the humane society board of directors met with Linda VanDerLeest, mayor of the city of Geneseo, and several other city employees to finalize the purchase of land where the humane society will build the new shelter. The land is located east of the current shelter, and includes the dog park, the pavilion, and the land between the pavilion and the road to Cole Cabin. The proposed building site will be on the highest portion of the land, and will extend a bit into the woods. The humane society paid the city of Geneseo $38,400 for 4.6 acres of land, which was calculated according to city requirements as being 80% of the appraised value. The humane society intends to keep the dog park open to the public, as well as to those people who want to utilize the pavilion.
John and Carla Edwards have told the humane society that they will provide funding for the shell of the building and the foundation. The building will be a steel Morton building. Plans for the shelter are currently being finalized, and the overall size will be determined by considering the humane society's ability to afford the larger monthly bills of the new, larger shelter. It is hoped that the plans will be completed in the near future, and that construction will begin in the spring.
At the bottom of the website is a button to donate funds for the new shelter. Checks may also be sent to HCHS-G, P.O. Box 145, Geneseo, IL, 61254. Indicate in the remarks line, "new shelter".
Our 2012 "Bark in the Park" race is completed. Check out the pictures taken by Dick Mowers.
DATE FOR THIS YEAR'S RACES IS JULY 20, 2013!!
Kuranda dog beds and cat towers are the best! We have registered our dog bed and cat tower needs with Kuranda beds, and you can donate one of them to us by clicking the Kuranda box above.
To date, the Dutch-Memorial-Fund-For-Injured-Or-Abused-Animals has helped approximately 3 dozen animals (from various counties and states) with surgeries and other medical needs. Thanks to all who donated to the fund!! What a wonderful remembrance of Dutch! We hope for a day when no animals need it. We DO THANK everyone who donated to the Dutch Fund; however, we want to let everyone know that donations can still be given specifically for the Dutch Memorial Fund to help us continue helping these "extra needy cases." Just write on the memo line of your check: "for Dutch Fund."
On Sale Now- $10.00. 100% of proceeds benefits the Henry County Humane Society- Geneseo. All the participants included in this calendar have shown their support by covering the printing costs. If you are interested in being included in the 2014 calendar, contact Bonnie at 309-944-6742.
In 2012, 260 pets were adopted - 233 cats and 27 dogs. 2011's numbers were 315 - 259 cats and 56 dogs. In 2010, we adopted 348 pets - 304 cats and 44 dogs; 2009 was 314 pets - 264 cats and 50 dogs; and in 2008, the adoption number was 185 - 146 cats and 39 dogs. Despite a decrease from last year, we are thrilled with the numbers!
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Email for information on our Orphans: Karen Russell
The Henry County Humane Society - Geneseo is a small, NO-Kill Animal Shelter. As of February 2008, we share the building with the City of Geneseo's Pound facilities. Our section of the building has four (4) dog kennels and a large cat area where the kittens and cats live in commune style. Our Humane Society is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit agency located at 14606 Roos Hill Road in Geneseo, Illinois, and is operated on donations from the public. All donations go directly to help with care of our animals while we look for a permanent home for them. We have five part time employees that have the responsibility of keeping the shelter clean. The rest of the shelter work and fundraising is done totally by our volunteer organization. We are a growing group of caring volunteers. If you would like to help with the hands-on care of our Shelter Orphans or assist with the fundraising needs of the Humane Society, please call the Henry County Humane Society-Geneseo anytime at 309-944-4868.
If you get a recording, leave a message and we'll call you back as soon as possible.
All adoption fees are $50.00 for cats, $100.00 for dogs, $60.00 for unneutered kittens (includes a voucher to have the kitten neutered when it reaches four pounds), and $125.00 for puppies. This fee includes all up to date vet work, spaying/neutering, microchipping and any other needed treatments. All animal adoptions have a contract to cover areas of care, health, return policy, and responsibility. Adopters will be contacted within one month after the adoption to assess the medical, behavioral and overall well-being of the adopted pet. Any animal adopted that is too young to be spayed/neutered must sign a contract that promises the animal will be altered once it reaches at least three pounds. Kittens will be spayed or neutered at Miller Vet Service in Atkinson, Illinois, at no cost to the adopter. (If you choose to use another veterinarian, your $50.00 adoption fee will be refunded when proof of the spay/neuter is presented to the Humane Society.) The Henry County Humane Society - Geneseo does reserve the right to refuse any adoption that we determine not to be in the best interest of the animal. The cost to the Humane Society to ready a pet for adoption is $180.00 for female cats, $135.00 for male cats, $240.00 for female dogs, and $205.00 for male dogs. We are allowed to continue our operations by your donations. If you would like to help with the cost to ready pets for adoption, please click the "Donate General Operating Expenses" button below, or send your donation to HCHS-G, P.O. Box 145, Geneseo, IL, 61254.
This Adoption Application is in Word form and can be printed and then faxed to the phone number at the bottom of the form or Snail Mailed.
To submit your application directly to us online just fill out the online form click submit at the bottom and we will contact you.
General Operating Expenses
New Shelter Building Fund
One half mile north of Geneseo on Route 82, turn east on Roos Hill Road (2250 N) and then left at first road. Our Shelter has regular open hours or you can call and set up an appointment. Appointments can be made 7 days a week, including most holidays. The appointment phone numbers and open hours are listed below.
New Open Hours:
Open Seven Days A Week.
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
The Henry County Humane Society - Geneseo --309-944-4868
Humane Society Meetings third Tuesday of each Month at the Geneseo Chamber of Commerce office on the corner of State St. and Main St from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.