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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Press Release

Contact Information: Joan Olson (630) 407-6015

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

DuPage County Animal Care and Control Changes Name to DuPage County Animal Services

DuPage County announces that the Animal Care and Control function will now be referred to as Animal Services, effective April 24, 2018. The name change better reflects the wide range of services available to residents and their pets through the department’s operations. 

DuPage County’s Animal Services (DCAS) will continue to provide animal control services to communities and its partners. In addition, DCAS offers pet adoption, public microchipping, humane education, and other services and information to encourage responsible pet ownership.

“DuPage County Animal Services’ name is reflective of the agency’s new vision for Animal Control as an active member of and resource to our community,” said DuPage County Animal Services Committee Chairman Brian Krajewski. “The name change symbolizes an increased focus on providing community members with the information and resources needed to keep pets in their homes where they are safest and happiest, while continuing to provide services aimed at promoting public safety, responsible pet ownership, and providing a safety net for animals that fall through the cracks.” 

The agency will continue to offer residents a one-stop resource for animal health and safety services. Residents can receive information about having their animal spayed, neutered or vaccinated. They can also have their pet microchipped, report a lost/found pet, report domestic animal issues, and purchase tags at their Wheaton location.  Residents can learn more about animal services by visiting the DCAS webpage at www.dupageco.org/animalservices.