HSSI has been serving the Southern Illinois community since 1956. We are a private, nonprofit organization that takes in approximately 4,000 animals yearly. Although we do have contracts with some local animal control agencies, we depend on donations to help keep our shelter in operation.

Our facility offers a variety of services to the public, which include the following:

  • Low cost spay/neuter program
  • Lost and Found Listings
  • Animal RTO's (Or, we return lost animals to their guardians)
  • Animal Adoptions
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Fundraisers
  • Animal Surrender (We take in lost, stray, or companion animals from people that no longer want them and we turn no animal away)
  • Animal Sponsorship Program
  • HSSI Membership
  • Publish a Quarterly Newsletter

While we try our best to find homes for all of our animals, oftentimes we don't have the space to keep every animal we receive. Because of this reason, we try to help you figure out other options before surrendering an animal to us. There are several "No-Kill" or "Restricted Access" shelters throughout southern Illinois, and we recommend getting in touch we these facilities before even considering Animal Surrender at HSSI. As much as we dislike having to euthanize animals, it is an issue that our shelter faces on a daily basis.

If you have any questions about HSSI, please call us at (618) 457-2362 or email us at hssi95@frontier.com. We will try to answer your questions as best as we can.

Humane Society of Southern Illinois/SPCA
Board of Directors 2012-2013

Jill Stevens President
Christine Heins 1st Vice-President
Lana Starnes 2nd Vice-President
Eugenia Hunter Treasurer
Cathie Hutcheson Secretary
Kathy Benedict  
Casey Parker  
Tiffany Ferguson Fund Raising Coordinator


Any issues/concerns you want to bring to the attention of the Board of Directors may be sent to

Board of Directors
c/o HSSI

P.O. Box 291

Carbondale, IL 62903

or send to: jillrstevens@gmail.com