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In Chicago, only three other agencies are allowed to accept strays.  Nearly half of the 24,000 animals taken in at ACC each year are strays.

Chicago agencies that take in stray animals:

Animal Care & Control

2741 S. Western Ave

(312) 747-1406

Animal Welfare League

6224 S. Wabash Ave

(773) 667-0088

Harmony House for Cats (Cats Only)

2914 N. Elston Ave

(773) 293-6103

Treehouse (Cats only)

1212 W. Carmen Ave.

(773) 784-5488

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We are open for the drop-off of lost pet or unwanted animals 7 days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.  Please print out the Lost Pet Report form and bring with you. 

To redeem your lost pet, a valid photo ID is required to sign in at the facility and proof of animal ownership (veterinary records, purchase receipt, or pictures of the pet) must be provided.  Redemption fees will vary per situation.

Lost Pet Tour Hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday

12:15 p.m. 1:15 p.m. 2:15 p.m.
4:15 p.m. 5:15 p.m. 6:15 p.m.

No Tour at 3:15 p.m.


Impoundment Fee for Licensed Stray  - $30.00                        Impoundment Fee for Unlicensed Stray - $60.00
Impoundment Fee for 2 or more times - $90.00 Daily Housing Fee - $8.00
License Fees Unneutered Dog - $50.00 Neutered Dog - $ 5.00
Unneutered Dog (senior citizen) - $5.00 Neutered Dog (senior citizen) - $5.00
Sterilization (Spay/Neuter) - $25.00 Microchip - $15.00
Rabies Vaccination - $15.00 Owner Request Euthanasia - $10.00
  Biter Impoundment Fee plus mandatory Rabies Vaccination and if dog, City License - $150.00

Mandatory upon Redemption

  • Rabies Vaccination
  • City license for dogs
  • Spay/Neuter and microchip for dogs and cats

Agencies outside of Chicago that you can contact to find your lost pet are:

Kay's Animal Shelter

2705 N. Arlington Heights Rd.

(847) 259-2907

Pet Rescue

151 N. Bloomingdale Rd.

(630) 893-0030

Animal Welfare League

10305 S. Southwest Hwy.

(708) 636-8586

Orphans of the Storm

2200 Riverwoods Rd.

(847) 945-0235

Evanston Animal Shelter

2310 Oakton St.

(847) 866-5080

Hinsdale Humane Society

22 N. Elm St.

(630) 323-5630

Lake County Animal Control

29278 N. Route 83, Mundelein

(847) 949-9925

Animal Care League

1013 Garfield Ave

(708) 848-8155

South Suburban Humane Society

1103 W. End Ave

(708) 755-7387

Wright Animal Hospital

265 River Rd.

(847) 299-1035

Kane County Animal Control

4060 Keslinger Road, Geneva

(630) 232-3555

DupPage County Animal Control

120 N. County Farm Rd.

(630) 407-2800

Don't forget to check with your local police district, lost/found ads in your local newspaper and the supermarket bulletin board.

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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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