PET OF THE WEEK
Pet of the Week
Are you looking for a furry friend to love? The Peoria County Animal Protection Services has several homeless pets to consider!
Vanilla is a darling brown and white tabby kittten with a hope for a new home. She is 4 months old and currently spending her days in the colony cat room at PCAPS. She loves playing with other cats and is happiest when she has people holding her! You can to meet this little sweetie with a visit to PCAPS, located at 2600 NE Perry in Peoria. Adoption hours are 12-5 pm, Mon-Sat. Call 672-2440 for more information on …
PAWS to Read
Sat. June 27th, 2015 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Paws to Read is a program for kids who love dogs and love to read! Our pet therapy dogs will be at the Lincoln Branch of the Peoria Public Library this Saturday. Children of all reading levels are paired with dogs for 15 minute sessions to practice their reading skills with a calm and non-judgemental observer (pet therapy dogs).
Summer Story Time - Guinea Pigs
Thu. July 2nd, 2015 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Parents are invited to bring their children and learn all about the cute and fuzzy guinea pig. There will be stories read, crafts to do, and even a guest appearance by a mr.guinea pig himself!
June 23rd, 2015 @ 9:15am
The first installment of Summer Story Time featured books and crafts about rabbits. The kids listened to a story about Smudge the Bunny. They also created a glitter picture and a hand puppet out of paper cups. They drew pictures of rabbits on the sidewalk outside the building. There was also a surprise guest....2 mini lop-eared bunnies for the kids to hold and pet! The Summer Story Time program is designed to get kids excited about animals while teaching them to have respect for all living things. If kids learn that animals are our friends from a young age, we …
April 21st, 2015 @ 3:15pm
The Peoria Humane Society helped raise awareness about child abuse by joining "Hands Around the Courthouse" on Friday, April 17, at noon in the Peoria County Courthouse Plaza. In honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month the Youth Services Network Panel hosted its Eighth Annual Hands Around the Courthouse event to draw attention to the 1098 pending child abuse and neglect cases in Peoria County.
During the event, advocacy officials spoke of the cases still pending and the importance of child abuse prevention. "Hands Around the Courthouse" participants wore blue to show their support of Child Abuse Prevention Month. …
You can earn money for the Peoria Humane Society every time you shop online at hundreds of top retailers! Just go through the website www.adoptashelter.com and follow the instructions to get a portion of what you spend donated to our organization. There is no cost to use adoptashelter.com and it routes you directly to the online store of your choice, making it no different than any regular online transaction.
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.