Serving People.
Saving Pets.

about wcas

Winnebago County Animal Services helps keep the people and pets of Winnebago County safe and healthy. 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.

did you know:

We match more than


cats and dogs with new homes each year

We reunite nearly


lost animals with their owners

More than


hours were donated by dozens of dedicated volunteers who helped with animals, fundraising, and other activities   

Our spay/neuter services help prevent pet overpopulation in our region.

Our officers are available seven days a week to support the health and humane treatment of animals and keep the community safe.

We partner with other organizations throughout the community to support animal welfare programs.

We follow the advice and best practices of experts in animal shelter science and work with nationally recognized leaders in animal sheltering, shelter medicine, and animal control.

our staff

Winnebago County Animal Services is proud to have an amazing team of professionals working each day to serve people and save pets. 

organizations supporting our work

Winnebago County Animal Services is proud to have the support of community and national organizations. Here are some of the organization with whom we work:

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Client Services Team


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

additional resources

Kitten Season

Kitten season hits every spring and every spring staff prepares for the influx of kittens about to come through our doors. Learn more here!

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