Animal Control

Manager/Animal Control Officer

Spencer Hall

  • Fax:217-253-4921
  • Address:1007 E South Central Ave
    PO Box 192
    Tuscola, IL 61953
  • Business Hours:Mon - Fri
    8am - 4:30pm
    9am - 11am

    Closed on Sunday, Holidays, and Holiday Weekends
The Douglas County Animal Control & Shelter provides many services to the county. Animal Control involves the humane capture of loose animals, enforcement of state and county laws pertaining to animals. The shelter provides a safe haven for those animals who no longer have homes such as those that are strays, runaways, and those seized due to inhumane treatment or cruelty investigations. The shelter also provides the necessary veterinary treatments and social interactions to get them on their way to getting a new owner.

If you are aware of a situation involving the abuse or neglect of an animal, or witness a violation of County or State ordinance (i.e. an animal running loose or unregistered/unvaccinated animals) please complete a Voluntary Witness Statement and mail or bring it in to us. We appreciate your help in making us aware of these situations. The staff at the Douglas County Animal Shelter have been licensed by the State of Illinois as Animal Cruelty Investigators, and are actively searching for animal cruelty cases in Douglas County.

Adoptable Pets

To view available pets for adoption please click on the link below to go to our Facebook page with the most recent photos of our furry friends.

Shelter Services

Adoption Fees – Dogs/Puppies

Our adoption fee for dogs and puppies includes all annual vaccines (including rabies), heartworm testing, spayed or neutered, as well as a microchip.

Potential adopters must provide a vet reference. If the adopter rents he or she must also provide verification that they are allowed to have pets on the property. In addition, it is mandatory that any dog going to a home with other dogs be introduced prior to adoption to ensure compatibility.
Dogs: $130
Puppies: $150
Adoption Fees – Cats/Kittens

Our adoption fee for cats/kittens is $125.00 and includes a broad-spectrum vaccine, FIV, FLV, and heartworm testing. Adoption rates may vary depending on services performed.

Potential adopters must provide a vet reference. If the adopter rents he or she must also provide verification that they are allowed to have pets on the property.
Rabies Tags

Rabies tags are not just a requirement–they come with their own benefits!
Dogs sporting collars with tags can be returned to their owners faster, avoiding extra fines and stressful kennel stays at our facility. In addition, if your dog bites another animal or person, they may be eligible for home quarantine instead of coming to us or a veterinarian. Our facility is also run primarily on registration fees–so your tags are helping a stray or homeless pet get the best care we can provide and a new family!

State law requires that all dogs be vaccinated against rabies and registered with the county they live in beginning at 4 months of age. Rabies tags are available at many local vets, however should you need to register directly with us please mail a copy of your rabies certificate along with a check payable to Douglas County Animal Control for the following amount (as applicable):
1-Year Altered: $10
1-Year Unaltered: $20
3-Year Altered: $20
3-Year Unaltered: $50

*          *Seniors (65+) may receive up to 2 altered tags free


Douglas County Animal Shelter can always use a few extra hands, whether it be for cleaning in the mornings or giving the animals staying here the extra attention that they deserve. Stop on by to do your part for these sweet creatures until they can find forever homes.

We are incredibly thankful to Hands4Paws for giving us so much of their time and energy in an effort to make the shelter a better place.

If you would like to volunteer at the Douglas County Animal Shelter please email us with your contact information. We appreciate all the help we are offered. Thank you!


Douglas County Animal Shelter continues to offer outstanding care to the area’s animals primarily thanks to the generosity of our community. If you would like to make a donation, please visit us! We accept all gently used pet supplies!

Linda Hoover
Bulletin Boards
Cletus & Norma Day
Generous Donations
Steve & Sheryl Boyer
Generous Donations
Tuscola Stone
Gravel for Grounds
Villa Grove Jr. High
Toys & Treats
Dow Chemical
Generous Donations
The Setliks
Time & Innovation
Gene Montgomery
Maintaining Grounds
Villa Grove Girl Scouts
Toys & Treats
Donald & Linda Foster
Generous Donation
Robert Donald
Generous Donation
Anthony & Christine Clark
Generous Donation
Kelley Drake
Generous Donation
Dale & Nancy Farner
Generous Donation
Arthur Vet Clinic
Generous Donation

Monetary donations and gift cards can be sent to:

P.O. Box 192
Tuscola, IL 61953

Please make checks and money orders payable to Douglas County Animal Control.