Memorials and Tributes

Pay tribute to your loved ones, both human and four-legged, and help support our mission of caring for animals in need.

Ways to Pay Tribute 

Would you like to name one of our Cat Condos in honor or memory of a beloved pet or person? Let us know! Call 630-323-5630.

  • Make a monetary gift in memory or honor of a person or pet
  • Acknowledge a special event such as a birthday, graduation, anniversary, Mother's or Father's Day, or any other memorable occasion
  • Purchase a personalized brick to be installed in our Carla E. Fisher Memorial Garden
  • Pay tribute to a loved one with a personalized paw print on our Mary Alice Mumford Memorial Wall

To make a monetary memorial gift, visit our Donation Page and click on the In Memory / In Honor button, or please contact us at or 630-323-5630.

All monetary memorial donations will receive an official letter of thanks from HHS. An acknowledgement letter will be sent to the family or honoree notifying them of a donation being made.

Carla E. Fisher Memorial Garden

Carla E. Fisher Memorial Garden 2010

The Carla E. Fisher Memorial Garden was established in 2010 in memory of Carla, an incredible friend to HHS. She was an obedience instructor and trained volunteers. The garden was named in her memory as a reflective area and is located in front of the Tuthill Family Pet Rescue & Resource Center. This serene location serves as a space for our pets and volunteers to unwind after a walk, get exercise, or just enjoy time outside of the kennels. 

Personalized bricks filled with loving words in tribute to pets and people make the memorial garden a truly special and inspirational place. We invite you to personalize your own brick and add to the memorial garden. Two sizes are available: a 4” x 8” brick for $150 and an 8” x 8” brick for $250, which includes engraving.

Purchase a 4" x 8" Brick Online    Purchase an 8" x 8" Brick Online

Mary Alice Mumford Memorial Wall

In Loving Memory of Mary Alice Mumford

This wall was established in memory of Mary Alice Mumford and her beloved dogs, Smithwick and Kilkenny Cream. Her family wanted to ensure her legacy and that all who adopt from Hinsdale Humane Society find as much joy and love in their pets as Mary did in hers.

Continue the legacy of your loved ones by purchasing a paw print in their memory. Commemorate the dedication your group or family has for animals by purchasing a paw print in their honor. You will receive 2 pawprints. One is displayed on the Mary Alice Mumford Memorial Wall and the other you get to take with you and keep. Pawprints can be personalized with a name or message.

Purchase a Memorial Wall Paw Print

Special Opportunities

We also offer various naming opportunities that can be made in memory and in honor of loved ones. Please contact Jacki Rossi at 630-323-5630 x 12 or by email at