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.
Here is a snapshot of what our team does in an average year!
Serve 11 municipalities, 520 square miles
Want to know what services we provide?
Click here to view a listing of services we provide or contact us at (815) 319-4100.
Want to learn more?
Feel free to browse our report library or contact us at (815) 319-4100.
2021 annual report
2020 annual report
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requests
FOIA requests may be filed in person during normal business hours, by mail or via email. A response to the FOIA request will be provided to the requestor within five (5) business days from the day the office receives the request. Requests received by mail will be considered received on the business day the mail is received by the office. If a request is sent by email during business hours on a business day, it will be considered being received on that day. If the email is sent after business hours or on a non-business day, it will be considered received on the next business day. Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays are not counted in the computation of the five-day response period.
Any questions regarding FOIA request submissions should be directed to:
Customer Service 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
Winnebago County Veterinary Clinics
Are you in need of veterinary services for your pet? Veterinary services are essential for maintaining your pet's health, preventing illness, and treating any problems that may arise. It is...
Wildlife Rehabilitators in Winnebago County
Winnebago County Animals Services does not have the capabilities at our facility to rehabilitate or care for young wildlife; however, there are a number of wildlife rehabilitators in the area who can help!
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...