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Posted on: December 30, 2020

PCAPS Receives Grant Award from Community Foundation of Central Illinois

Peoria County Animal Protection Services (PCAPS) remains vigilant in their efforts to care for homeless animals, despite the many challenges this past year has presented. Thanks to a grant from the Community Foundation of Central Illinois, PCAPS will be able to continue providing shelter to the nearly 2,000 homeless cats that will come through their facility this winter season. 

Through the Community Foundation of Central Illinois, PCAPS was recently awarded $1,000 from the Jean M. Ligon Animal Welfare Grant. Monies from this grant will be used to purchase raised beds that will allow shelter cats the opportunity to either perch and socialize on top of the beds, or to curl up and hide comfortably below them. 

PCAPS Director Becky Spencer notes, “We are excited to provide the shelter cats with a little bit more comfort during their stay at the shelter. Studies have shown that allowing cats a place to hide and to perch decreases their stress in the shelter and leads to overall better health, socialization, and well-being.” 

Peoria County Animal Protection Services continues to provide services to residents of Peoria County through the pandemic. Adoptions and viewings are currently being held on an appointment-only basis, and many other services are available by phone or email. Residents are welcome to contact PCAPS by phone or email for assistance while their facility remains closed for walk-ins: (309) 672-2440 or 

Additional information about PCAPS can be found on their website at For more information about the Community Foundation of Central Illinois, please visit 

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