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.
Jo Alessandrini Springfield, IL.
Kathy Giannangelo Springfield, IL.
Five-year Pen Pal
Levi, Ray & Shoup
Hi, my name is Recoil! I am a happy-go-lucky 6-month-old Hound/Lab mix. I am 39 pounds now, but I've still got more growing to do. I have lots of energy and I love to play! I would do best with a family who could get me exercise every day. I am a fun and goofy boy who will keep you laughing with my antics! I am currently living in a foster home, learning my house manners, so call the APL at 217-544-7387 for information on how to adopt me!
Hello, my name is Dawn. I am a sweet and snuggly 2-year-old cat. I love to get pets, ear rubs and generally lots of love and attention. When I'm happy that I'm getting attention, I will “knead” with my paws. I would love to cuddle up with you on the couch and hang out by your side! 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.
Want To Adopt?
Your first step to finding your forever friend, is to fill out
our 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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