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As of Monday, May 15, 2017 Winneabago County Animal Services will no longer accept trapped wildlife.

If you are having trouble with nuisance wildlife, for example raccoons, opossums or groundhogs, please contact a nuisance wildlife control operator.

For more information on living with wildlife in your community, nuisance wildlife control operators, or wildlife rehabilitators, we suggest the following link: http://web.extension.illinois.edu/wildlife/professionals.cfm.

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

If you have young wildlife that appear to have been abandoned, please call our office for information on wildlife rehabilitators or you can search for one at the Illinois Extension website above. We do not have the capabilities at our facility to rehabilitate or care for young wildlife; however, we can refer you to someone who does. Keep in mind that the mother may only visit the nest once or twice within a 24 hour period, and usually isn't at the nest during daytime hours. If you are unsure, use some grass clippings or some other lightweight item such as twigs to put over the nest. If it is disturbed the mother is coming to the nest, so please leave the nest alone. 

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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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