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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Animal Services

 

 

DuPage County 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. 

 

Transfer 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. 

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 *2020 Animal Transferred to Rescue