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Our Featured Pekin, IL Partner:

T.A.P.S. No-Kill Animal Shelter

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

100 TAPS Lane
Pekin, IL 61554
(309) 353-8277
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Website:
http://www.tapsshelter.org

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We are located at 100 TAPS Lane, behind Tazewell Machine Works (2015 S. 2nd St.)

Mission Statement
TAPS is a shelter of hope for homeless animals. We provide temporary sanctuary and an opportunity for life by bringing companion animals and loving people together.

Vision Statement
TAPS brings companion animals together through a comprehensive, holistic adoption center complete with community outreach and education, aggressive spay/neuter, rehabilitation and training programs to ensure a loving partnership for life.

About Our Shelter:

TAPS-Tazewell Animal Protective Society was founded in 1958 in Pekin Illinois in a building donated by the City of Pekin on River Road. In 1979, rapidly rising river water forced the evacuation of the animals.

Once again, the City of Pekin stepped in and donated a building for the animals. Several moves later, and with the help and generosity of many volunteers and community members, TAPS now has a new home at 100 TAPS Lane.

Last year we celebrated 50 year of caring for the homeless animals of Central Illinois.

Donate to Our Shelter...

http://www.tapsshelter.org/giving.htm

Our Adoption Process:

Hours
Tuesday-Friday 11am-6pm
Saturday & Sunday 11am-5pm
Closed on Mondays

Adoption Fees
Dogs & Puppies $150
Seniors (over 7 years of age) $125
Cats & Kittens $125
Seniors (over 7 years of age) $100

Payments
Forms of payment include:
Visa or MasterCard
Cash
Check

Checks are accepted only if they are:
-Drawn on a local bank with current address and phone printed on the check
-Driver's license or identification

TAPS reserves the right to approve or deny any check as form of payment

Link to adoption application:
Dogs: http://www.tapsshelter.org/dogapp.htm
Cats: http://www.tapsshelter.org/catapp.htm

Our Responsibilities:
-We spay or neuter every animal prior to adoption.
-We microchip all our animals.
-We provide all animals with at least their first shot, and if they are in the shelter long enough, we give them a series of vaccinations.
-We test all cats over the age of six months for feline leukemia/FIV and test all kittens between eight weeks and six months for leukemia. A heartworm test is performed on all dogs over six months, and we put them on a preventative treatment.
-We worm all animals.
-We treat for fleas and earmites.
-We treat for any other medical problem that is known to us.
-We keep all animals as long as it takes to find a permanent home.
-We have the right to deny any adoption of any animal we do not believe will have a suitable home.

Your Responsibilities:
-To adopt an animal from TAPS, you need to be at least 21 years old and have a means of financially supporting the animal.
-All animals require a rabies shot within one week or by the time the animal is four months old.
-Animals need a vet checkup within one week.
-Occasionally, we will enforce a 24-hour waiting period, a home visit prior to adoption, or follow-up phone calls or home visits after adoption.

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.