Animal Control

Our Mission: 

At Stephenson County Animal Control, we are dedicated to safeguarding the well-being of both domestic and wild animals within our community. With a mission rooted in compassion, responsibility, and public safety, we strive to create a harmonious environment where humans and animals can coexist peacefully.

Our team consists of highly trained and passionate individuals who are committed to the humane treatment and management of animals. From skilled animal control officers to compassionate caregivers, each member plays a crucial role in our efforts to protect and care for all creatures, great and small.

Through our comprehensive animal control services, we address a wide range of needs, including:
Emergency Response: Whether it's rescuing injured or distressed animals or assisting in animal-related emergencies, our team is available around the clock to provide swift and compassionate assistance.
Public Education: We believe that education is key to fostering understanding and empathy toward animals. Through community outreach programs and educational initiatives, we strive to promote responsible pet ownership and wildlife conservation.
Adoption and Rehoming: For animals in need of new homes, we provide shelter, care, and support, with a focus on finding loving forever families through responsible adoption practices.
Law Enforcement: In partnership with local authorities, we enforce animal-related ordinances and laws, ensuring the safety and welfare of both animals and humans.

At Stephenson County Animal Control, we are proud to serve as advocates for those who cannot speak for themselves. Our commitment to compassion, professionalism, and excellence guides everything we do as we work tirelessly to protect and improve the lives of animals in our community.

Join us in our mission to create a world where animals are valued, respected, and cared for by all. 

Check out our adoptable pets in the Village Voices Local Newspaper!
You can also see lost/adoptable dogs & cats on our Facebook page (Stephenson County Animal Shelter) and Pet Finder page (Stephenson County Animal Control).

Contact us: 
Stephenson County Animal Control 
Phone:  815-235-8276
Address: 295 W Lamm Road, Freeport, Illinois 61032
Afterhours/Weekends please call the non-emergency Sherriff's Office: 815-235-8252



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