If you are aware of a situation involving the abuse or neglect of an animal, or witness a violation of County or State ordinance (i.e. an animal running loose or unregistered/unvaccinated animals) please complete a Voluntary Witness Statement and mail or bring it in to us. We appreciate your help in making us aware of these situations. The staff at the Douglas County Animal Shelter have been licensed by the State of Illinois as Animal Cruelty Investigators, and are actively searching for animal cruelty cases in Douglas County.
The Douglas County Animal Control & Shelter provides many services to the county. Animal Control involves the humane capture of loose animals, enforcement of state and county laws pertaining to animals. The shelter provides a safe haven for those animals who no longer have homes such as those that are strays, runaways, and those seized due to inhumane treatment or cruelty investigations. The shelter also provides the necessary veterinary treatments and social interactions to get them on their way to getting a new owner.