TAPS Tailwagger’s Classic

Located in Pekin, Illinois and founded in 1958, TAPS is a no-kill shelter and a non-profit 501(C)(3) organization funded solely through adoptions, donations, memorials and fundraising events. The goal of TAPS, Tazewell Animal Protective Society, is to provide a safe environment for injured, misplaced, and homeless cats and dogs until they can be placed in permanent loving homes. We also provide education to pet owners and the public about overpopulation and pet care.  All our animals are rabies vaccinated, micro-chipped, given basic vaccinations, disease testing, and spayed/neutered before they can be adopted.  As you can imagine, these expenses can be very substantial.

Our longest running fundraising event, the Tailwagger’s Classic, is coming up on September 26
th, 2010 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The event will take place at Mineral Springs Park, Royal Avenue Shelter and includes; a featured event (yet to come this year), but past years have included, “The Flydogs” a choreographed demonstration on flyball and Frisbee.  In addition, there will be several demonstrations on obedience, search and rescue, and therapy dog training, as well as a Talent and Costume contest, a dog walk, a raffle, pet related booths and much more! We hope to continue to growing this fun family event – making it bigger and better each year --- your support is so appreciated.

We are looking for businesses to join us and help sponsor our event. If you are interested in being a sponsor and getting your business name on our walk T-shirt and event brochure (which are given out to everyone who registers for the event) a donation of $100 or more is required.  The deadline for being a T-shirt sponsor is September 1
st, 2010.  Donations of less than $100 are also welcome and you will be mentioned in the event brochure.   Also included is out event pledge form, we appreciate your making copies and giving to anyone interested in participating or placing at you business (if that is permitted) to help promote the event.  Thank you in advance for your support!

If you are interested in donating items for the raffle or would like to setup a booth, we will need to hear from you by September 1st.  If you are a pet related business and would like to participate by having a booth at Tailwaggers, there is no charge, but we ask that you provide any tables, chairs, tents, etc.  Please contact TAPS below to let us know would like to be a part of the day and we can answer any questions or give further details.  Thank you for your consideration. Your donation and support will be deeply appreciated by all of us --- as well as by all the pets at our shelter awaiting their new homes!  If you would like to participate in the event and collect pledges, please click here for a pledge form. 

Tazewell Animal Protective Society
100 TAPS Lane
Pekin IL 61554     353-8277   Tax ID E9965-3192-04


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