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Animal Services officers investigate animal related calls 24/7. Services include animal bite reports, animal welfare and cruelty checks, rabies control, stray animals, and emergency response for sick and injured stray animals.

Officers also enforce all State of Illinois and local animal ordinances in Winnebago County helping to keep pets and people safer.

To contact an officer during non customer service hours, please call (815)319-4100 and follow the voicemail prompts, leaving your name, address, phone number and a brief message. The officer will return your call as promptly as they can, as they may be responding to another call. Please be aware that the officers will be calling back from a restricted phone number.

If you feel an animal is being abused, here is a link to help identify animal abuse. (

To learn more about the animal related ordinances within your community, click here.

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

Shelter Hours:
Monday: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday-Friday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sunday: CLOSED
*Please note, all adoptions end 30 minutes prior to closing.

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