DuPage County Animal Services
business by appointment Mon-Fri 8:00 AM through 4:30 PM, Sat 10:30 AM through
2:30 PM. All adoptions and owner-surrendered animals are scheduled by
appointment. The public is encouraged to conduct all rabies tag purchases and
requests for spay/neuter vouchers online. The office is open for in-person
business, allowing one client at a time in the building. All in-person
education events and training are canceled until further notice. Live and
recorded educational content is now available online. Available to intake stray
animals found in DuPage County, please call ahead for procedural guidance. For
additional information, call (630) 407- 2800 or visit www.dupageco.org/animalservices.
Information on animals and the coronavirus:
DuPage County Animal Services is committed to serving people and helping pets in a safe way. It is important to know that, to date, there is no evidence of people catching the COVID-19 virus from companion animals or strong evidence to indicate that cats or dogs are falling ill with the virus. Our staff uses hospital-grade disinfectant throughout the shelter and high-traffic, common surfaces are being cleaned throughout the day. Our department is asking employees and volunteers who are sick to stay home. We are also reminding everyone to practice good hygiene to reduce the spread of germs.
If you, or anyone that you know, is need for assistance in feeding your pet or providing veterinary care please visit the Illinois Department of Agriculture website.
Q: What about animals or animal products imported from
CDC does not have any evidence to suggest that animals or
animal products imported from China pose a risk for spreading 2019-nCoV in the
United States. This is a rapidly evolving situation and information will be
updated as it becomes available. The United States Department of Agriculture
regulatesexternal icon the importation of animals and animal products, and CDC
regulates the importation of animals and animal products capable of spreading
Q: Should I be concerned about pets or other animals and
While this virus seems to have emerged from an animal
source, it is now spreading from person-to-person. CDC recommends that people
traveling to China avoid animals both live and dead, but there is no reason to
think that any animals or pets in the United States might be a source of
infection with this new coronavirus.
Q: Should I avoid contact with pets or other animals if I am
Do not handle pets or other animals while sick. Although
there have not been reports of pets or other animals becoming sick with
2019-nCoV, several types of coronaviruses can cause illness in animals and
spread between animals and people. Until we know more, avoid contact with
animals and wear a facemask if you must be around animals or care for a pet.
To learn more please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.
Events & Important Dates
- In an effort to follow best practices recommended by the CDC for social distancing, all group educational events and volunteer orientations/trainings have been canceled until further notice
No events for the next 60 days.