Animal Care & Control

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

2741 S. Western Ave

Chicago, IL  60608

The facility includes:

  • A 54,000 square foot building which houses over 500 animals in separate kennels with a fully equipped medical division to care for the animals
  • A command center for Animal Control Officers with a fleet of 18 trucks
  • Animal intake from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m., 365 days a year, (After hours, please call 311)
  • The Animobile van for off-site adoptions and vaccine clinics
  • Offices for the Executive Director and management staff.

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The City of Chicago is currently accepting applications for the position of Animal Care Aide II and Animal Control Inspector (November 8, 2014 through November 22, 2014)

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

Animal Care Aide II - Under general supervision, performs a variety of tasks relating to the feeding and caring of animals at the city's Animal Care & Control center.  (additional details regarding the duties of the position can be found at

Qualifications:  One year of work experience working with animals in an animal hospital, shelter, or related animal facility. 

Note:  You must obtain State of Illinois certification as a euthanasia technician within four months of hire. 


Animal Control Inspector - Under general supervision, inspects establishments where animals are kept or attended to, ensuring adherence to animal care statues and ordinances.  (additional details regarding the duties of the position can be found at

Qualifications - Two years of work experience in the care and control of animals as an Animal Control Officer or two years of work experience inspecting animal care establishments and enforcing related municipal codes; or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.  A valid State of Illinois driver's license is required.


Residency Requirement:  An employee must be an actual resident of the City of Chicago.  Proof of residency will be required at the time of employment.

Please apply online at



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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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