Tazewell Animal Protective Society (TAPS)

TAPS is a shelter of hope for homeless animals. We provide temporary sanctuary and an opportunity for life by bringing companion animals and loving people together.

TAPS is currently open by appointment only with a pre-approved application.  Click here to view our available cats and dogs.

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The Pandemic Puppy Problem

In 2020, shelters across the United States encountered one of the best problems you could hope for. As the coronavirus forced more people indoors and as more individuals began working from home, more families began adopting companion animals for their family. Animals were leaving shelters in record numbers, often faster than shelters could find new…

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A Passionate Plea to End “Free to Good Home”

This post, while written out of frustration, is intended to educate. We need to stop giving animals away free to a good home….from both sides….because in this case, the family thought they had no options but to dump this dog in a crate overnight on our property. I shared this story earlier this week about…

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Background Unknown: Why some shelter pets don’t have a “bio”.

I remember attending a training a few years back and the facilitator was also a trainer. She indicated that she was continually frustrated when working with clients with rescue animals with no background information on their adopted pet.  She couldn’t believe that as rescues, we could have an animal in our care without any background…

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Fostering Saves Lives!

Fostering shelter animals is an incredibly rewarding experience that offers a host of benefits for both the animals and the humans involved. Many animals that find themselves in shelters are in need of…

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Adopting Senior Animals : A Heartfelt Appeal

Today’s article begins with a plea for the countless forgotten hearts yearning for a second chance at love and companionship. We at TAPS, and shelters around the country, ask you to consider opening your hearts and homes to one of the most overlooked inhabitants of shelters and rescues: the senior animals. In the twilight of…

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What to Expect During and After Adopting from TAPS

Adopting a pet from an animal shelter is an exciting and rewarding experience. However, it’s important for potential adopters to have realistic expectations and understand the process involved. This article aims to provide insights into what adopters should expect during and after the adoption process, with a particular focus on giving the animal time to…

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TAPS Animal Spotlight: Tauro

Look at sweet Tauro, it looks like he’s found the secret to happiness. He’s willing to share it with you if you might be the right family for him. We would love to get Tauro into a foster or forever home. Tauro has some special needs but if you are willing to accommodate a special…

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Every day we’re saving the lives of cats and dogs all over Central Illinois, but we can’t do it without you!

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