Chicago Animal Care and Control protects public safety and ensures the humane care of animals through sheltering, pet placement, education and animal law enforcement.






Operational Information:

  • Dog and Cat adoptions are available from 12PM to 7PM every day.
  • Lost pet searches at the facility and lost pet pickup is available from 12PM to 6:15PM every day.
  • CACC does not accept owner surrendered pets from non-City of Chicago residents.  If you live outside of the City of Chicago and are surrendering a pet, please contact your local animal control or humane society.
  • City of Chicago residents may surrender their owned pets to CACC from 12PM to 7PM every day.  If you are unable to surrender your pet between these hours due to urgent circumstances, you may make an appointment by emailing  CACC will contact you back with other available times. 
  • CACC will continue to accept stray animal intake from 8AM to 10PM every day. 

CACC’s Facility:

  • CACC is a 54,000 square foot building, which houses approximately 500 animals in separate kennels.
  • CACC has a fully-equipped medical division to care for the animals.
  • CACC houses a command center for Animal Control Officers and has a fleet of 18 trucks. 
  • CACC has a shelter operations division to clean, feed and care for the animals.
  • CACC has offices for the Executive Director and administrative and management staff.
  • CACC hosts off-site adoptions, microchip and vaccine clinics with the use of the Animobile van.
  • CACC hosts on-site microchip and vaccine clinics the third Wednesday of every month.


To view lost animals or animals available for adoption, please visit


 Department Main Office

Animal Care and Control

  • Phone: 312.747.1406
    Toll Free:
    Fax: 312.747.1409
  • 2741 S. Western Ave
    Chicago, IL 60608   
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 Additional Information

Chicago Municipal City Ordinance Chapter 7-12 - Animal Care & Control  

St. Pitties Day
2741 S. Western Ave
March 16th - Noon to 6pm
St. Pitties Day
St. Catty's Day
2741 S. Western Ave
March 17th - Noon to 6pm
St. Catties Day

Free Pet Health Fair
Saturday, April 27, 2019
1900 W. Monterey Ave
11am to 3 pm
Free Pet Health Fair


Animal Care & Control Brochure

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