Animal Protective League

Animal Protective League

APL’s Pets of the Week:


Hi, my name is Wilma! I am a 3-year-old, 24-pound Beagle. I am a sweet, happy girl who loves going for walks and loves giving my people kisses. True to my Beagle heritage, I like to have my nose to the ground following smells. I’m currently living in a foster home, so call the APL at 217-544-7387 for information on how to adopt me!


Hi, my name is Chloe! I am a friendly and affectionate 1-year-old cat. I have a super-soft coat that’s great for cuddling. I still like to play sometimes, but I’m past that kitten stage where I have to be playing all the time. I get along with pretty much everyone I meet. I lived in a foster home with a few big dogs and we got along great! If you’d like to add me to your family, come meet me at the APL any day from noon to 5 p.m.!

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More Info on the APL:

APL prioritizes animals that are sick or injured- often meaning the difference between life and death for these dogs and cats as many other animal welfare agencies lack the funds, facilities or both to provide the necessary medical treatment.

Cat adoption fees are $50 or adopt a pair of cats for $65. We also offer monthly specials on cats where fees are either waived or drastically reduced.

Dog adoption fees are variable depending on the size, age, breed and other variables such as overall health.

All adoptable animals have received all of their age appropriate shots, have been spayed or neutered and have been microchipped. Dogs are tested for heartworms and cats are tested for feline leukemia.

APL places over 1700 animals a year into loving homes

Our Spay and Neuter Clinic performs over 13,000 spay and neuter surgeries each year.Since our clinic opened in 2006 the spay/neuter clinic has performed over 84,000 surgeries and the euthanasia rate has dropped by 56%.

Currently APL has over 150 dogs, cats, puppies and kittens up for adoption. They are housed both at the shelter and in foster homes

The shelter is located at 1001 Taintor Rd (across from the State Fairgrounds and next to Turasky Meats) We are open every day (with the exception of major holidays) from noon to 5.

Phone number is 217-544-PETS (7387).

The website is

Like us on Facebook at AnimalProtectiveLeague

Follow us on Twitter @APLSpringfield

Donations to APL are full tax deductible and 98 cents of every dollar donated goes directly to the care of the animals at out shelter.

APL is a not-for-profit that is not associated with any other city, county or state facility. We receive no government funds, so we rely primarily on grants and the donations of people who love animals. 

APL ALWAYS needs volunteers!!! Our volunteers do a little bit of everything from dog walking, to playing with kittens, to cleaning, gardening, graphic design, building maintenance and more. If you have a skill you would like to share, email

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