Lost, Found & Stray Information
Each year, DuPage County Animal Care & Control takes in over 4,800 animals. On average, 35% of these arrive as lost, found or stray animals. Sadly, more than 75% of dogs and fewer than 99% of cats carry some form of identification or microchip allowing us to notify their owners when they are found. Despite the unfavorable odds, the staff of DCACC work very hard to reunite as many lost animals with their owners as possible.
Dealing with a lost pet can be a very emotional time for the pet and it's family. If you or someone you know has lost a pet, please view helpful information on reporting a lost animal, locating your lost animal and preventing loss.
With the assistance of well-informed and observant community members, DCACC works hard to reunite lost animals with their families. Please see information about how to report a found animal, common lost animal myths and what to do if you find a stray animal.
To assist pet owners searching for their lost pets, DCACC has compiled a listing of stray animal holding facilities along with information on what happens to a stray animal once it arrives at the shelter.