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.

Alerts (Animal Care and Control)

Severe Alert Jul 13, 2015 Canine Influenza Information
Low Alert Sep 15, 2015 Bat Safety

Most Recent News (Animal Care and Control)

Nov 9, 2015 Cold Weather Pet Care

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Chicago Animal Care & Control will observe shortened viewing hours on the following holidays:

  • Thanksgiving Day - November 26, 2015

  • Christmas Day - December 25, 2015

  • New Years Day - January 1, 2016


Viewing hours will be 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. with lost pet tours at 12:15 p.m., 1:15 p.m., 2:15 p.m., and 3:15 p.m.

Animal Care & Control will remain open from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. for the drop off of lost or unwanted animals.