PCAPS offers fee-waived adoption of cats, kittens through Saturday


PEORIA COUNTY, Ill.– The Peoria County Animal Protection Services is helping cats find a home by waiving the adoption fee. All adopters must be approved through the regular adoption process.

Any cat or kitten adopted from now until Saturday, Sept 21, also goes home spayed or neutered, micro-chipped, vaccinated. The normal adoption fee for a cat is $75; however, that will be waived.

“This time of year when we do the fee-waived adoption, a lot of cats that are harder to place, seem to find homes, so that’s always refreshing. We have a 13-year-old [cat] in the room right now, We have some older ones that will be harder to place, so we’re hoping that even those guys can find a home.”

Director Becky Spencer, Peoria County Animal Protection Services

The summer months are PCAPS busy season, with several litters coming in each day.

“Yesterday alone we took in about 14 cats,” said Spencer. “During the winter months, the intake goes way down so we have these promotions during the spring, summer and fall when our intake is higher.”

PCAPS hopes waiving this fee will reduce overflow and secure a home for these cats.

If you’re on the fence on whether or not to adopt a cat or kitten, the best solution is to go to PCAPS and spend some time with the animals to see if you bond with one.

To see which animals are currently adoptable, CLICK HERE.

PCAPS is located at 2600 NE Perry Ave, Peoria, IL 61603

Adoption Hours
Monday – Saturday
Noon – 5 p.m.

More about PCAPS

Peoria County Animal Protection Services (PCAPS) demonstrates a successful partnership between governmental agencies and private organizations. The shelter is operated by the County of Peoria through agreements with the Peoria Humane Society and the Peoria County Veterinary Medical Association and remains the only open admission animal shelter in Peoria County. 

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