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Our Featured Tuscola, IL Partner:

Douglas County Animal Control

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

Pets at Our Shelter:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

Douglas County,
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About Our Shelter:

Douglas County Animal Control & Shelter provides many services to the county. The Animal Control portion involves the humane capture of loose animals, enforcement of state and county laws pertaining to animals (as well as the Animal Welfare Act, Illinois Humane Care Act, and the Illinois Animal Control Act), and licensing. The Shelter portion provides a safe haven for those animals who no longer have homes (strays, runaways, and those seized due to inhumane treatment or cruelty investigations), as well as providing the necessary veterinary treatments and social interactions to get them on their way to getting a new owner!

All DCAC staff members undergo extensive training in order to provide the best care for the animals that we come into contact with. This includes online courses provided by the ASPCA regarding humane treatment and evaluating and interpreting animals and their environments, two lengthy FEMA courses on animal recovery and provisions during emergency situations, a correspondence course on Human-Animal relationships, and continuing education provided through podcasts by the Animal Behavioral Resources Institute. Staff members also attend seminars throughout the year to keep our humane Animal Control procedures and shelter protocols as current as possible.

Come Meet our Pets:

Monday - Saturday 8 am - 1 pm, and 3 pm - 6 pm

Closed Sundays, holidays, and holiday weekends.

Our Adoption Process:

Our dog adoption fee is $90.00. Kittens are adopted out for $35.00.

A vet reference and landlord check are required if applicable. A spay/neuter contract is required if the animal is currently unaltered.

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.