Animal Services (DCAS) often partners with State licensed animal shelters or
breed rescue groups to transfer hundreds of animals a year out of the shelter.
By working cooperatively with rescue groups and private humane agencies DCAS is
freeing kennel space for more incoming animals, reducing stress and helping to
facilitate a permanent placement for the animal.
As our Rescue
Partner Program continues to improve and grow, we would like to increase the
number of our rescue partners. If you are not currently an approved rescue
partner, we invite you to complete the Rescue Questionnaire, read the Rescue
Partner Transfer Program Policy and upload the requested documents. Upon
approval one of our Rescue Coordinators will contact your organization.
partnerships are based on a mutual relationship of trust and respect. To build
a lasting relationship we request that our transfer partners adhere to our
commitment of avoiding divisive or misleading language when promoting animals
received or wanting to obtain from DCAS. We understand at times animals are
listed as urgent; we ask our Rescue Partners to use language that supports our
working relationship rather than vilifies DCAS. Transfer partners may not
misrepresent animals received from DCAS as being on “death row” or having been
saved before being “killed”. To promote transfer relationships and improve
public perception of partnership between shelters and transfer agencies, we
want to ensure that the community sees us as allies, rather than enemies.
Please visit our DuPage County Animal Services Rescue Team Facebook page to view our current animals available for transfer.
If you are not currently an approved rescue partner, we
invite you to complete the Rescue Questionnaire and read the Rescue Partner
Transfer Program Policy to help us save more lives.
*2020 Animal Transferred to Rescue