PET OF THE WEEK
Jerry is a 1 year old female Calico cat available for adoption at PCAPS. . She was brought to the shelter when a concerned citizen found her on the streets of Peoria. With the hope for a better life, Jerry found herself in the care of the shelter staff while she waits for a person to take her home. You can meet this girl with a visit PCAPS, located at 2600 NE Perry (directly behind Glen Oak Park). Call 672-2440 for more information on adopting a homeless pet today.
Summer Adoption Outreach
Sat. September 13th, 2014 to Sun. September 14th, 2014 from 11:00am to 2:00pm
PHS staff & volunteers will be attending numerous community events this summer and fall with adorable and adoptable animals from PCAPS/PAWS! And of course, you can always see all the adoptable animals at PCAPS Monday - Saturday, noon - 5:00 pm. Whether you come and see us at our outreach events or at the shelter - there's no better place to find a new best friend!
September 13 & 14, 11:00 - 2:00.
Morton Farm & Fleet Grand Opening
September 18-19-20, noon - 3:00.
Liberty Mutual Insurance Co.
September 27, 10:00 - 1:00
Bark in the Park
Sun. October 12th, 2014 from 11:00am to 3:00pm
Bark in the Park will be happening Sunday, October 12, at Festival Park on the Peoria Riverfront! This is our 18th year bringing the community together to help us raise money to not only improve, but save, animals' lives right here in the Peoria area. We hope you (and your dog!) will join us that day for a fun-tastic Bark in the Park! The animals are counting on us!!!
Visit www.barkintheparkpeoria.org for complete event details, to register to participate or to volunteer, or find out how to be an exhibitor.
August 28th, 2014 @ 1:40pm
This summer's state wide reading program theme was "Paws to Read". Several local libraries hosted a variety of fundraisers to help the homless animals at the Peoria County Animal Protection Services.
Fondulac Library decided to reach out to the community and during the months of June and July held a supply drive for the three shelters in the area: PAWS, TAPS and Tazewell Animal Control.
The Children’s Department also did a Penny vote to raise money for the shelters, and printed pictures off the PCAPS and TAPS webpages and then let the kids vote on who they thought had the best …
To leave the world a better place - whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or an improved social condition - that is to have succeeded. That only one life breathed easier because you lived - that is success.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The Peoria Humane Society incorporated more than 70 years ago to help the animals in Peoria. After years of struggling to conduct cruelty investigations and house homeless animals with little funding, the Board of Directors collaborated with the City of Peoria in 1980 to professionalize the animal control program and improve the welfare of animals in Peoria.
The PHS partners with Peoria County and the City of Peoria to offer comprehensive animal welfare and animal control services to all of Peoria county. Freed from the responsibility of funding a shelter, the PHS can devote its time, effort, and funds to increasing the adoption of shelter animals and creating a humane community. And, since the Peoria County Animal Protection Services remains the only shelter in Peoria County, citizens need only visit one place to find a lost pet or adopt a new pet. No duplication of services exists, nor do the organizations clash.