Animal Care & Control

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Animal Care and 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 Shelter Manager (October 18, 2014 through November 1, 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. 

Under general supervision, the Animal Shelter Manager directs and manages the daily operations and work activities of staff providing humane care, treatment, and outcomes to animals at the City's Animal Care and Control Center.  (additional details regarding the duties of the position can be found at

Qualifications:  Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Public or Business Administration, Animal Sciences, or a related field, plus five years of work experience working with animals in an animal hospital, shelter, or related animal facility of which three years are in a supervisory role related to the responsibilities of the position or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.  Must have State of Illinois certification as a euthanasia technician at time of processing.

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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