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...
Saturday & Sunday 11am-5pm
Closed on Mondays
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:
-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.
-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.