The Will County Animal Control Department provides a comprehensive Animal Control Program for Will county residents. Our staff includes four animal control officers that respond to resident's reports regarding bites to humans caused by animals. The officers also respond to common animal control complaints received from residents living in the unincorporated areas of Will County not served by other local animal control programs.
The Animal Control Program maintains a twenty-four hour answering service and emergency pick-up for confined stray animals, injured animals and stray biters. Will County Animal Control facility consists of administrative offices only. We do not have the capacity to house any animals for adoption. We cannot accept owner turn-ins, or drop offs.
If you can no longer keep or house your pet please contact your local animal shelters. If you have adopted your pet from a shelter or other adoption agency, you should review your adoption contract. Many agencies have a policy that states to return the pet to that particular agency.
Will County Humane Society (Shorewood): (815) 741-0695
Joliet Township Animal Control (Owner turn-ins available for Joliet residents only):
Animal Welfare League (Chicago Ridge): (708) 636-8586
Will County Animal Ordinance