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How To Volunteer

You can help PCAPS in many ways.

Volunteering

A number of volunteer opportunities exist at the shelter. You can work on behalf of the animals directly through walking dogs, bathing animals, cuddling the cats, feeding treats, or training animals. If you can't work with the animals, you can help with clerical duties, assisting visitors, special events, or collecting donations. We always have special projects as well.

Why volunteer for PCAPS and the Peoria Humane Society?

PCAPS receives more then 4,500 dogs and cats annually who need the special attention volunteers can give. As an animal lover, you can make a difference for the homeless, unwanted and mistreated animals in our community.

What can I do at PCAPS or the Peoria Humane Society?

You can volunteer both directly and indirectly to help animals. Volunteers provide the ‘luxuries’ that the small shelter staff cannot - individual attention, walking outdoors, feeding treats, and generally making the animals more comfortable during their stay. Or, you can advance animal welfare by assisting with pet therapy or kids programs. PCAPS and the Peoria Humane Society also seek volunteers and groups interested in short-term projects. Your special skills can help improve the lives of hundreds of animals by volunteering your time just a few hours a month.

How can I become a volunteer for PCAPS and the Peoria Humane Society?

Talents and interests will be carefully matched. Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age and be willing to attend a 2-part orientation and training session. A minimum of a three month commitment must be made to the program. Depending upon the volunteer’s position, hours will vary.

Volunteers must successfully complete an orientation and training session. Our volunteer coordinator conducts several sessions each year. If you would like to volunteer, please call Patti at (309) 682-9015 or e-mail pschaffner@peoriahs.org.  

 

 

Wish List

If you can't volunteer, the shelter always needs donations. Here is a printable version of our most current WISH List.
And Thank you!

PCAPS needs your help! A contribution of any of the items on our wish list helps us care for the nearly 5,000 animals received annually at the shelter. For more information on how you can help, call PCAPS at 672-2440. 

 

 

PEORIA COUNTY ANIMAL PROTECTION SERVICES 
2600 NE PERRY, PEORIA, ILLINOIS 61603
(309) 672-2440
See animals for adoption at www.petharbor.com
Peoria Humane Society website: www.peoriahs.org

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