Animal Protective League

Animal Protective League

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APL’s Pets of the Week:

matt (1)

Hi, my name is Matt. I am an 8-year-old cat. I came to the shelter when my owner couldn’t care for me anymore. I’m a pretty laid-back guy who would like to have a quiet home to kick back and relax in. I’m an affectionate guy who likes to get chin scratches and pets. I’m a bit older, though, so I like to get attention when I want it, and then other times I want to be left alone. Also, I’m front declawed. You can come meet me any day from noon to 5 p.m. at the APL!




Hi, my name is Simone! I am a 7-year-old Beagle/Husky mix. Basically, I’ve got the body of a Beagle and the coloring of a Husky, including my beautiful blue eyes. I really love people and I love getting attention. I like to run and it would be great if I could have a fenced-in backyard where I can explore and play. I do well with kids and I am housebroken. Did I mention I love people? I like to cuddle up with my family and give them kisses. 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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