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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 - 5:00 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
animals
for

adoption

Zorro

Male | 3 yearsTerrier, Pit Bull
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Sid

Male | 1 yearTerrier, Pit Bull
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Nessa

Female | 1 yearTerrier, Pit Bull
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Rhino

Male | 4 yearsBulldog, American
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Draco

Male | 2 yearsTerrier, Pit Bull
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Gabby

Female | 7 yearsTerrier, American Pit Bull
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Akacia

Female | 3 yearsBulldog
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Bugatti

Male | 2 yearsTerrier, Pit Bull
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LC

Female | 5 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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‼EMPTY SHELF ALERT‼

We are running very low on some much-needed supplies here at WCAS and are seeking donations of the following items:

🚨 Canned Dog Food (URGENT)
🚨 Laundry Soap
🚨 Bleach
🚨 Fabuloso
🚨 Hot Dogs
🚨 Canned Kitten Food

... 👉In-kind donations can be dropped off right in our lobby during open hours or at our facility's back door.
👉Items can also be shipped directly to the shelter at 4517 North Main Street, Rockford, IL 61103
You can find everything we need on our Amazon Wish list!
https://a.co/fqnvDkO

🐾Thank you in advance for any and all donations!🐾

Just a reminder that Winnebago County Animal Services will be closed today, Wednesday, June 19th, in observance of Juneteenth.

We will re-open tomorrow, Thursday, June 20th, at 11am.

Be sure to visit our website, www.WinnebagoAnimals.org to view the pets currently available for ...adoption!

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Winnebago County Animal Services

Pet adoptions, pet licensing and registration, veterinary care to animals in need, animal welfare and cruelty investigations, and more.

www.winnebagoanimals.org

Winnebago County Animal Services will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, June 19th, in observance of Juneteenth.

We will re-open on Thursday, June 20th at 11am.

Be sure to visit our website, www.WinnebagoAnimals.org to view the pets currently available for adoption!

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Winnebago County Animal Services

Pet adoptions, pet licensing and registration, veterinary care to animals in need, animal welfare and cruelty investigations, and more.

www.winnebagoanimals.org

🌡‼ ADULT CAT FEES NOW WAIVED - SUMMER BLOWOUT CAT ADOPTION SPECIAL CONTINUES -Fees waived on adult cats & $45 kittens ‼🌡

So far this month has brought us 321 new cats into the shelter.

That's an average of almost 18 new cats a day! We had several welfare cases... that brought us large numbers of cats at a time, on top of many surrendered cats and those that came in as strays.

We are so full at the shelter that we are now WAIVING adult cat fees and continuing the lowering of kitten fees to $45!

Check out a sneak peak at some of the friendly felines hoping to find a home right now!
We are open for adoptions until 4:30pm today!

👉Just a reminder that Winnebago County Animal Services will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, June 19th, in observance of Juneteenth.
We will re-open tomorrow, Thursday, June 20th, at 11am.

Be sure to visit our website, www.WinnebagoAnimals.org to view the pets currently available for adoption!

🚨‼URGENT DONATION NEED‼🚨

We've had over 65 cats come in since Saturday morning- the majority of them being kittens, and we are in DESPERATE need of both dry and canned kitten food!

If you're able to help us out and donate, please check out our Amazon Wish List ...- https://a.co/b9rBc5c - or send/drop off donations to 4517 N Main St. Rockford, IL 61103.

For more information, please visit our website: www.WinnebagoAnimals.org

Thank you!!!

🌟🚀 Need answers FAST? Look no further! 🚀🌟

👉Check out our website's Help Center!
Want to know about pet adoption or registration and vaccination requirements? Need advice on how to locate your lost pet? Our Help Center has got you covered!

Our FAQs are ...thoughtfully categorized by topic, so you can easily pinpoint the information you need without having to sift through irrelevant details. Don't hesitate to check out our Help Center if you have any questions.

👉If you have questions, be sure to visit our Help Center! www.WinnebagoAnimals.org

‼️🙀🚨 Don't forget about our cat special! 🚨🙀‼️

⛱🌞🌡‼ - SUMMER BLOWOUT CAT ADOPTION SPECIAL - $10 cats and $45 kittens now thru a limited time‼🌡🌞⛱

Barney, Brenda, Briana, and Brody are just a few of our kitties looking for a forever home!...

With a shelter full of amazing kitties looking for homes, we’re throwing a Summer Blowout Cat Adoption Special! You can help by adopting during our reduced fee adoption event.
Adult cats are just $10 to adopt and kitten adoption fees are almost ½ off!

All adoptions include a wellness exam, spay or neuter, microchip, vaccinations including a one year rabies shot, flea and tick preventative, and more. Adopters are encouraged to have their application pre-approved prior to the event.
Our fluffy friends think summer is going great, but it could be even better with a good home. Don't miss out on this HOT deal to adopt a new best friend.
View all of our adoptable pets at www.WinnebagoAnimals.org

⛱🌞🌡‼ WCAS IS AT AT CAPACITY - SUMMER BLOWOUT CAT ADOPTION SPECIAL - $10 cats and $45 kittens starting today‼🌡🌞⛱

Check out a sneak peak at some of the friendly felines hoping to find a home right now!

With over 100 cats coming into our care last week, our cat ...and kitten population has us at complete capacity! We are running out of space and cats are at risk. 💔

With a shelter full of amazing kitties looking for homes, we’re throwing a Summer Blowout Cat Adoption Special! You can help by adopting during our reduced fee adoption event.

Adult cats are just $10 to adopt and kitten adoption fees are almost ½ off!
All adoptions include a wellness exam, spay or neuter, microchip, vaccinations including a one year rabies shot, flea and tick preventative, and more. Adopters are encouraged to have their application pre-approved prior to the event.

Our fluffy friends think summer is going great, but it could be even better with a good home. Don't miss out on this HOT deal to adopt a new best friend.

View all of our adoptable pets at www.WinnebagoAnimals.org

⛱🌞🌡‼SUMMER BLOWOUT CAT ADOPTION SPECIAL‼🌡🌞⛱

‼Starting tomorrow thru a limited time- $10 cat adoptions and $45 kitten adoptions!‼

With over 100 cats coming into our care last week, our cat and kitten population has us at complete capacity! We are running out... of space and cats are at risk. 💔

With a shelter full of amazing kitties looking for homes, we’re throwing a Summer Blowout Cat Adoption Special! You can help by adopting during our reduced fee adoption event.

Starting tomorrow, June 10th, thru a limited time WCAS is offering reduced-fee cat and kitten adoptions.
Adult cats are just $10 to adopt and kitten adoption fees are almost ½ off at $45!

All adoptions include a wellness exam, spay or neuter, microchip, vaccinations including a one year rabies shot (for those of age to receive it), flea and tick preventative, and more. Adopters are encouraged to have their application pre-approved prior to the event.

Our fluffy friends think summer is going great, but it could be even better with a good home. Don't miss out on this HOT deal to adopt a new best friend.

View all of our adoptable pets at www.WinnebagoAnimals.org

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