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Our animal services officers are able to respond to calls for sick or injured wildlife, wildlife in living areas of the home or for wildlife caught in live traps. We will make every attempt to try to capture the animal with the equipment and resources we have.

If you are having trouble with nuisance wildlife, for example raccoons, opossums or groundhogs, please contact a private trapper. You may also purchase or rent a live trap and once the animal is caught, our officers will remove the animal for a small fee of $10.00. Please keep in mind that if you do set a trap to catch wildlife, you will need a permit from the Department of Natural Resources(DNR), unless you have Animal Services remove the animal. You can contact the Department of Natural Resources at (815)625-2968.

For more information on living with wildlife in your community, we suggest the following link: http://web.extension.illinois.edu/wildlife/

If you have young wildlife that appears to have been abandoned, please call our office for information on wildlife rehabilitators. We do not have the capabilities at our facility to rehabilitate young wildlife, however we can refer you to someone who does.

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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 - 12:30 PM,
1:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday-Friday: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM,
1:30 PM – 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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