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Winnebago County Animal Services is a respected community leader and credible resource for awareness and enhancement of:

  • Responsible pet ownership
  • Animal Health and Welfare
  • Rabies Control and Public Safety
  • Striving for compliance with Laws and Ordinances.

How do we accomplish our mission…

  • Working in compliance with state laws, local laws and municipal agreements.
  • Cooperation with the Veterinary Association and other animal associations.
  • Advancing community and staff education.
  • Serving for the protection, welfare, and adoption of animals.

How we guide our efforts...

  • Safety  - Though enforcement and education, we will make every effort to prevent animal related injuries while fostering the human animal bond.
  • Compassion - We will recognize, sympathize with and act on behalf of the needs of animals.
  • Education  - We will promote a fundamental knowledge if animal care, behavior, health, advocacy and legislation.
  • Community Involvement - We will engage the community in promoting responsibility, excellence in pet ownership, animal welfare and adoption.
  • Teamwork  - We will cooperatively join forces to carry out our mission.
  • Customer Service  - We will do our best to consistently deliver services in a courteous, fair, efficient, and knowledgeable manner. 


ID Your Cat or Dog!
Use a rabies tag, microchip, or an ID tag with your name and current phone number.  

Winnebago County Animal Services
4517 North Main Street
Rockford, IL 61103
P: 815-319-4100
F: 815-319-4101

Shelter Hours:
Monday: 12pm until 7pm
Tuesday thru Friday: 12pm until 5pm
Saturday: 11am until 4pm
Sunday: Closed

Adoptions end 1/2 hour before closing.