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 than2,000
cats and dogs with new homes each year
We reunite nearly800
lost animals with their owners
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.
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.
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
Client Services Team
hours / contact
Monday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday-Friday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
*Please note, all adoptions end 30 minutes prior to closing.
Daily: 7:00 AM. – 12:00 AM (midnight)
Phone: (815) 319-4100
Fax: (815) 319-4101
4517 North Main Street
Rockford, IL 61103
WCAS Returning to Past License Tag Style Due to Global Shipping Disruptions
Winnebago County Animal Services (WCAS) will be returning to the past pet license tag style for 2022 pet registrations. This license tag style, which is a flat, stamped aluminum tag, was last used...
Kitten season hits every spring and every spring staff prepares for the influx of kittens about to come through our doors. Learn more here!
Working Cat Program
The Working Cat Program finds homes for those cats are better suited to a non-traditional home setting.