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!
Penny is gentle, sweet 10 year old Pit Bull mix with a hope for a new home before the holidays. She came to into the shelter when her owner went into a nursing home. Penny loves to go for walks and meet new people, maybe you could be that new person - it all starts with a visit to PCAPS, located at 2600 NE Perry in Peoria. Adoption hours are 12-5 pm, Mon-Sat. The shelter's adoption viewing rooms are …
Bark in the Park
Sun. October 15th, 2017 from 11:00am to 3:00pm
Bark in the Park is by far the largest fundraising event hosted by the Peoria Humane Society. It is a family friendly event that has something for pets, pet lovers, kids, and adults. It's held the second Sunday in October at the Peoria Riverfront Festival Park. One of the highlights of the Bark is seeing hundreds of feet and paws join together as they take the "Walk for Animals" along the Peoria riverfront. The goal of Bark in the Park is to raise money to help the animals of the Peoria area as well as provide a fun event for pets and their family's to share together.…
September 12th, 2017 @ 1:20pm
The Peoria Humane Society has entered RK Dixon's "Make my non-profit run better" contest. The organization to get the most public votes wins a $30k technology make-over. Contest runs from September 29th - October 5th. You can vote once each day. Cast your vote here: https://www.mmnprb.com/entry/peoria-humane-society
September 7th, 2017 @ 10:45am
The photo contest for the 2018 PawPrints Calendar ended on August 15th, 2017. This year competition was stiff. The Peoria Humane Scoiety received over 150 entries into the contest! Judging took place one week after the contest ended. Judges poured through all the entries with the difficult task of narrowing …
The Peoria Humane Society incorporated more than 75 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.