My name is Merida!

Domestic Mediumhair Cat for adoption in Pekin, Illinois - Merida
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I'm being cared for by:
T.A.P.S. No-Kill Animal Shelter

Facts about Merida

  • Breed: Domestic Mediumhair
  • Color: Orange Or Red
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 8083552
  • Hair: Medium

Hello there, I'm Merida and I am 4 years old.  I came to the shelter after being left behind when my family moved.  I was just hanging around the house waiting for someone to come home.  How sad!  A nice neighbor fed me and watched out for me until TAPS could take me in.  My gorgeous fur was so matted when I came that a lot of it had to be shaved.  I have the most beautiful reddish/orange fur and will be absolutely stunning once I fill back in.  I love attention and being petted...being abandoned hasn't hurt my love for humans.  If you think I could be right for you and my true forever family, please come meet me soon!

Click Here for a TAPS Adoption Application

Merida is awaiting a sponsor. For information on how to sponsor a TAPS Animal Click Here

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

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.

Our Adoption Process...

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

Forms of payment include:
Visa or MasterCard

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:

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.