The Animal Care and Control Department performs numerous functions, most of which
are mandated by the Illinois Animal Control Act. These functions relate
to stray animal control, rabies prevention, dog killing or injuring
domestic animals or poultry, animal bite investigations and impoundment
of biting animals. The department:
Operates a pound for housing of stray and unwanted animals.
Provides patrol and pick-up service for stray, injured and unwanted animals.
Maintains veterinary services for the care of stray and injured
Provides euthanasia for animals that are sick or injured.
Registers all dogs and cats that are vaccinated for rabies and issues a
rabies tag which can be used to identify lost dogs and cats.