July 19, 2019 Rockford, IL-
(Rockford, IL) – Winnebago County Animal Services (WCAS) is temporarily changing the hours for providing animal control services due to a staffing shortage. Beginning August 5th, 2019, Animal Services Officers will be responding to calls for services only between the hours of 6:00am until midnight. There are currently 5 full time officers covering 520 square miles of Winnebago County and the Loves Park portion of Boone County, all working overtime trying to respond to animal complaints that include enforcement of local ordinances and state statutes, animal bite investigations, welfare investigations and rabies vaccination/registration compliance. Until the shortage of officers is filled, WCAS is suspending overnight services between the hours of midnight and 6:00am.
WCAS is in the process of trying to fill 2 full time officer positions. If you are interested in becoming an Animal Services Officer, please visit our website www.wcasrock.org for more information.