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SERVING PEOPLE. SAVING PETS.

winnebago county animal services is a department of Winnebago County government covering more than 500 square miles and serving the more than 280,000 residents who call Winnebago County home. We provide a number of services including pet licensing and registration, veterinary care to animals in need, animal welfare and cruelty investigations, pet adoptions, and more.  

The Animal Services department cares for an average of 4,000 animals each year, serves all municipalities, and is the only government run animal services/animal sheltering organization in the county.  We work to find homes for pets not reclaimed by their owners. If you are considering adoption we encourage you to view our adoptable pet listings, which are automatically updated every few minutes throughout the day.  If you don’t find the pet you’re looking for at Animal Services, also consider visiting other nonprofit shelters and rescues in the community. 

hours / contact

Shelter/Lobby Hours:
Monday: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday-Friday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sunday: CLOSED
*Please note, all adoptions end 30 minutes prior to closing.

Patrol Hours:
Daily: 7:00 AM. – 12:00 AM (midnight)

Phone: (815) 319-4100
Fax: (815) 319-4101

Main Shelter

4517 North Main Street
Rockford, IL 61103

our services

In addition to pet adoption, WCAS offers services to help keep the pets and people of Winnebago County safe and healthy.

Pet Registration

Pet registration is required by law and a great way to help your pet get back home if they become lost. Plus, these fees fund our services.

Animal Welfare & Investigations

Our team investigates animal welfare and safety concerns. We also offer outreach and education about responsible pet ownership.

Vaccinations & Rabies Control

Regular vaccination is required for all cats and dogs and helps keep our pets and community healthy. Our team investigates bite incidents to prevent the spread of the rabies virus.

Spay/Neuter & TNR

Spaying/neutering pets helps prevent pet overpopulation in our community. Learn more about spay/neutering and our trap-neuter-return (TNR) program to control barn and feral cat populations.

featured
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adoption

Rex

Male | 1 yearTerrier, Pit Bull
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Zoey

Female | 3 yearsTerrier, Pit Bull
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Brownie

Male | 3 yearsTerrier, Pit Bull
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Bruno

Male | 5 yearsTerrier, Pit Bull
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Draco

Male | 2 yearsTerrier, American Pit Bull
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Yosemeti

Male | 2 monthsDomestic Shorthair
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Arden

Male | 3 yearsTerrier, Pit Bull
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Purrty Girl

Female | 4 yearsDomestic Shorthair
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Sebastian

Male | 1 yearDomestic Medium Hair
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PS-Sabastian

Male | 6 yearsDomestic Longhair
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Timber

Male | 2 monthsDomestic Shorthair
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PS-Liam

Male | 3 monthsDomestic Longhair
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Lineah

Female | 3 yearsDomestic Shorthair
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PS-Finn

Male | 2 monthsDomestic Shorthair
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PS-Baluga bee

Male | 3 yearsDomestic Shorthair
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Dodie

Female | 1 yearDomestic Shorthair
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Chip

Male | 3 yearsDomestic Shorthair
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Darling

Female | 3 yearsDomestic Shorthair
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considering adopting?

add a furry member to your family

Winnebago County Animal Services works to find happy and healthy homes for adoptable dogs, cats, and other animals. We make finding and bringing home your new family member easy and affordable.

animal
fostering

interested in becoming a foster?

Fostering is a wonderful and rewarding way to help animals who require a little extra attention and care before they are able to be adopted into a permanent home.

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LOST CAT
This 4-6yr. old male cat went missing on 7/22/2021 on the 900 block of Goosedown Dr. in Roscoe. He is approximately 9lbs.
...Please call Geneva at (815) 541-3944 with any information.

LOST CAT
Herbie is a 1-3yr. old male cat that went missing on 7/18/2021 on the 1700 block of Bracknel Blvd. in Rockford. He is ...approximately 7lbs. His owner informed us that Herbie’s left ear is tipped.
Please call Geneva at (815) 541-3944 with any information.

💕Lonely Hearts Club Member💕

-Meet Keke-

Keke is a 3-year-old gal who was surrendered to WCAS over a month and a half ...ago by her owner. They were moving and sadly could not take her with.

Since Keke has been here for longer than is typical for cats at WCAS she is a member of our Lonely Hearts Club- which means that half of her adoption fee is waived!

Keke will do best in a home with no other animals and no young children.

Interested in adopting Keke? Go to our website and complete an adoption questionnaire! www.WinnebagoAnimals.org

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Lost a pet? Found a pet? Thousands of people visit our website every week and it's probably no surprise that the most popular pages are ...the adoptable dogs and cats. We totally get it! But we hope that you'll also make browsing the lost and found pages on our site a regular habit as well!

Of course all stray animals coming to our facility are shown here, but residents are also able to file a lost or found report right our website, picture and everything, and that report gets published on our website. Right now there are 50 lost pet reports on our site. These are people who have lost their pet and are asking for help finding them. Browse these listings, which are updated throughout the day, and see if you can help!

https://winnebagoanimals.org/lost-and-found-pets/

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Lost and Found Pets - Winnebago County Animal Services

What do you do when you have a lost pet or you found one? Check out our lost and found pets page for more information.

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