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Animal Protection Services

Control of animal services was officially in the hands of Peoria County as of May 1, 2010. Visit Peoria County Animal Protection Services website at:

The City of Peoria will maintain responsibility for animal nuisance calls such as barking dogs, wildlife complaints and the removal of dead animals.

Citizens with inquiries about animal control issues can call PCAPS at (309) 672-2440 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. After hours, please call our Emergency Communications Center at (309) 674-3131.

The City Council has entered into an agreement with Peoria County to provide base level services that will total $77,027 in 2011 and $102,703 in 2012 and 2013 for animal control. This move by the City Council will save tax payers $150,000 in next year’s budget.

Base level services include the following:
Peoria County is mandated by Statute to provide certain animal control and protection services. The services in bold are mandated and provided at no additional cost.

Public Safety

  • Require rabies vaccination and registration
  • Quarantine biting animals
  • Require animal bites to be reported
  • Make determination of dangerous animals
  • Prohibit animals at large
  • Impound animals for attacking or intimidating people or other animals
  • Impound animals for damaging property
  • Investigate inhumane treatment of animals
  • Investigate animal cruelty

Nuisance Abatement

  • Require animals to have a collar and tag
  • Prohibit abandonment of owned animals
  • Confine female dogs and cats in heat
  • Impound animals that cause unsanitary, dangerous, or offensive conditions
  • Impound animals that chase vehicles
  • Provide multiple pet license program

Animal Welfare

  • Animal Welfare Reimburse livestock owners if animal (i.e. dog) kills livestock
  • Provide spay and neuter education
  • Provide public education on appropriate animal care
  • Vaccinate animals to prevent disease
  • Impound loose, stray, or abandoned animals
  • Quarantine sick animals

Animal Shelter

  • Offer animal adoption
  • Microchip animals being adopted or redeemed to owner
  • Euthanize unredeemed, unadopted, or unplaced animals
  • Impound and redeem loose animals to owner
  • Terminate and autopsy wild animals that bite
  • Spay and neuter animals being adopted
  • Euthanize diseased or injured animals
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