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Peoria Animal Welfare Shelter

2600 NE Perry Avenue
Peoria, IL 61603

Our Mission

Peoria County Animal Protection Services (PCAPS) serves every municipality within Peoria County and the unincorporated areas. Our office is responsible for enforcing animal control ordinances, maintaining rabies registration records, operating an open admission shelter and offering quality pets for adoption. PCAPS Animal Control Officers respond to over 15,000 calls for service such as stray dogs, injured wildlife, animal cruelty, and nuisance animals. In any given year, PCAPS takes in over 4,000 domestic and wild animals. While many dogs and cats come to the shelter as strays, nearly 30% are brought to PCAPS by owners who could no longer keep their pets.

Adoption Policy

Thank you for your interest in adopting with us. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we have made some changes to the adoption process. When you find the animal, you are interested in, we will send you an application that will need to be approved before you meet the animal. Once you are approved, we will schedule an appointment time to visit with the animal. Most animals will be able to go home the day you meet them, if not within 24 hours. All our animals will have their first round of vaccines including rabies (if old enough). They will be spayed or neutered and microchipped before going home. Please contact us for an adoption application or with any question. 309-672-2440

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