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.
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
NEW: Changes to DCACC's Reclaim Protocol for Stray
& Relinquished Animals
Effective December 1, 2015, all citizens
reclaiming an animal from DCACC will be required to provide proof of current
rabies vaccination and/or have their animal vaccinated by a DCACC veterinarian
prior to the animal being discharged from our facility. This is being done
to protect the public and the public's pets from potential exposure to
rabies. Any animal arriving at DCACC without a current rabies registration
tag will be vaccinated at intake, so please be sure your pet wears his/her
DuPage County rabies registration tag at all times. View our list of services and fees, including
vaccination fees for animals impounded at DCACC.