In response to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Chicago has joined the State of Illinois in issuing a Stay at Home order effective Saturday, March 21st at 5pm CT. In addition, City of Chicago facilities are closed to the public. Staff are prioritizing essential services to protect the health and safety of our residents and employees. As such, we may be delayed in responding to non-essential inquiries and service requests. To stay up to date on the City of Chicago’s COVID-19 response, please visit the City Coronavirus Response Center site.
Surrendering a pet is a difficult decision for any pet owner. If you are considering surrendering your pet to Chicago Animal Care and Control (CACC), please consider re-homing your pet first if you are able to do so. CACC is an open-admission municipal animal control and sheltering facility. Because CACC houses strays, animals confiscated for abuse/neglect, dogs deemed dangerous under the law, as well as owner-surrendered pets, the shelter can fill up quickly, especially in the summer months. In partnership with animal rescue organizations and through CACC's adoption program, CACC attempts to find homes for animals that are not irremediably suffering or exhibiting behavior that could pose a danger to the public.
To increase the chances of your pet being adopted, please consider coming to CACC on Sunday, between 11 a.m. to 4 p.m, when our rescue partner, the Chicagoland Rescue Intervention & Support Program (CRISP) will be on site Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
When you bring in your pet:
Please complete a behavior profile form of your pet prior to coming to CACC.