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

 The CACC facility is currently undergoing construction. Please see our Construction Notice before you visit


All CACC operations are based out of our shelter located at:

2741 S. Western Ave. Chicago, IL. 60608

Open daily 12pm-7pm

Chicago Animal Care and Control will observe shortened hours on the following dates:

Monday, December 25, 2023 - 12 p.m. to 4 p.m

Monday, January 1, 2024 - 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. 

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


For information on: 

Upcoming Commission on Animal Care & Control Board Meeting Dates

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Commission meeting scheduled for January 18, 2024 will be held virtually at 8:30 a.m.


 Current job positions with CACC:

 None at this time

 To apply for and view available positions with Chicago Animal Care and Control and other City Departments, please visit the City of Chicago CAREERS site   


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