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TAPS No-Kill Animal Shelter relies on community support to keep our shelter doors open and save the lives of cats and dogs throughout Central Illinois. Approximately 20% of our income is derived from adoption income and owner surrender fees, and the remainder of our income must come through community donations. Whether through a direct donation or one of our many special events and opportunities, please consider supporting TAPS No-Kill Animal Shelter today and help save a life. All donations are tax deductible, as allowed by law, and help support the dogs and cats of TAPS.

Every day we’re saving the lives of cats and dogs all over Central Illinois and beyond, but we can’t do it without you! We need community support to continue our valuable services, and we make it easy for you to support TAPS, with a variety of choices that let you find the best option for you.

All donations are tax deductible, as allowed by law, and help support the dogs and cats of TAPS.

Cash Donations – Mail cash donations to 100 TAPS Lane, Pekin, IL 61554 or make your donation online at Network for Good.

Kroger Reward – Register your Kroger Reward card at to select Tazewell Animal Protective Society as your charity of choice. Every time you shop, a portion of your sale is donated back to TAPS at no cost to you! Support TAPS by doing something you already do.

Can Recycling – Save your aluminum cans and bring them to TAPS. Leave them in the recycling trailer at the end of our parking lot, and we’ll recycle them to raise funds to support the dogs and cats of TAPS.

Wish List  – Because we’re entirely not-for-profit and rely completely on community support, we’re always in need of key staple items. Donate an item off of our Wish List, and give a dog or cat the basics.

Amazon Wish List – TAPS has an Amazon Wish List, in which items purchased will be shipped directly to our shelter.

Red Dog Houses – TAPS has Gimme Shelter little red dog houses at businesses throughout Central Illinois. Consider donating your spare change when you see a Gimme Shelter house to help support our daily operations.

Culver’s Night (Pekin location only) – Through 2023, the first Monday of every month is TAPS night at Pekin Culver’s. From 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., 15% of sales is donated back to TAPS. All you have to do is enjoy Culver’s (Pekin location only) on the first Monday of every month from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and support our dogs and cats.

Every little bit keeps paws on the ground saving lives – please consider donating today.

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We can’t do it without you – and a few daily basics to keep things going. Our furry friends have needs just like you and me. Won’t you help us keep them well cared for until they find a forever home?

  • Cash donations
  • Dry dog and puppy food
  • Dry cat and kitten food
  • Canned cat and dog food
  • Clay cat litter
  • Chew bones for dogs
  • Soft dog treats
  • String type toys for cats
  • Bleach
  • Liquid laundry detergent
  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels
  • Garbage bags (13 gallon and 30 gallon with drawstrings)
  • Copy paper
  • 3 tab manila file folders
  • 9 x 12 manila clasp envelopes
  • Aluminum cans for recycling