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!
Claire is a 2 year old Gray and white cat in need of a loving home. She and her three kittens were found on the streets of Peoria - with no where to go, they found their way to the animal shelter in Peoria, where they received the love and care they deserve! She and one kitten are still looking for a new home - it all starts with a visit to PCAPS, located at 2600 NE Perry in …
Pet First Aid Class
Sat. October 24th, 2015 from 9:00am to 12:00pm
The American Red Cross and the Humane Society have developed a special course to teach animal lovers how to help their pets in an emergency. Participants will learn handy skills, including how to: ? Administer CPR and rescue breathing ? Relieve choking ? Make a pet First Aid kit ? Identify and care for common ailments and emergencies The fee for this class is $40. Call 309-672-2447 for more information and to register.
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. …
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.