Animal Protective League

Animal Protective League

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APL’s Pets of the Week:


Hi, my name is Dobey! Someone gave me that name because they thought I looked like the elf from Harry Potter… I don’t see the resemblance. Anyway, I am a friendly and energetic 7-year-old dachshund. I don’t like to play with toys, but I really like going for walks and exploring. I need a little training to learn not to pull on the leash. Once it’s time to settle in, I like to lie down and cuddle with my people. You can come meet me any day from noon to 5 p.m. at the APL!


Hi, my name is Naomi! Even though I am just a little over a year old myself, I came to the APL with my two kittens. I did a great job raising them and now it’s my turn to find a home! I am a friendly and sweet cat. I love getting attention! I can still be playful and chase my toys around, but I can also kick back and relax with my people. Basically I’m a great all-around cat! You can come meet me any day from noon to 5 p.m. at the APL!


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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