Friday, February 27, 2015


Welcome to APL. We are committed to caring for sick, injured, abused and abandoned dogs and cats… and finding the best possible permanent homes for them. There are several different links on different pages which will aid you in learning more about our awesome adoptable animals…as well as our shelter, volunteer opportunities, humane investigations, community programs and events…check out all of our pages, and come back often! Scroll down for current APL news, needs and activities.


Thanks to our Pen Pals, who sponsor a dog kennel or cat room for one year by donating $1,000. To find out how you can be a Pen Pal or Rescue Partner, click the button on the menu above.

Pen Pals
Jo Alessandrini      Springfield, IL.

Kathy Giannangelo Springfield, IL.

Five-year Pen Pal
Levi, Ray & Shoup
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Hello, my name is Sherlock. I am a friendly and sweet 9-month-old, 55-pound hound mix. I love people and I get along great with other dogs. I am smart and I learn new things easily. I love doing tricks because that means I get treats! I like being outside so I can follow all the smells with my hound nose. I also like chasing a laser pointer around! I am housebroken. I am currently living in a foster home, so call the APL at 217-544-7387 for information on how to meet or adopt me!



Hi, my name is Butternut. I am a handsome and fluffy 1-year-old long hair cat. I am shy at first, but if you take the time to let me get to know you, I will let you pet me and reward you with some headbutts and purrs. I am friendly and loving with my family, but I am scared of new people. I have lived with other dogs and cats and done just fine. I am a quiet, low-key guy who will make a nice companion. You can come meet me any day from noon to 5 p.m. at the APL!




 Adoptions Every Day!


 12-5pm at the shelter. 
Off-site adoptions held 
every weekend.


Adoption Schedule


 Want To Adopt?

 Your first step to finding your forever friend, is to fill out
our adoption survey.

 Adoption Survey


Looking For A Kitten?


  Check our list of available kittens looking for their forever homes.


                                           Available Kitten List


Map to Shelter                             Wish List

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