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!
Frecles is a pretty 6 year old Beagle mix who found her way to PCAPS when her owners could no longer keep her. She likes children, going for walks, and getting tummy rubs! You can meet this amazing dog with a visit to PCAPS, located at 2600 NE Perry in Peoria. Adoption hours are 12-5 pm, Mon-Sat. Call 672-2440 for more information on adopting a homeless pet today.
PAWS to Read - Peoria Public Library McClure Branch
Thu. July 30th, 2015 from 10:00am to 11:00am
Our therapy dogs are out once again at the McClure Branch of the Peoria Public Library. Kids of all ages and reading levels are encouraged to come practice their reading skills on our calm and gentle listeners.
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.