|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.
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.
The Douglas County Animal Shelter provides microchipping services for $15.00, which includes registration with 24PetWatch.
This service is available any time during regular business hours Wednesday through Saturday–no appointments necessary, just come on in!
|Adoption Fees – Dogs/Puppies|
Our adoption fee for dogs/puppies is $115.00 and 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.
|Adoption Fees – Cats/Kittens|
Our adoption fee for cats/kittens is $50.00 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 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!
|Cletus & Norma Day|
|Steve & Sheryl Boyer|
Gravel for Grounds
|Villa Grove Jr. High|
Toys & Treats
Time & Innovation
|Villa Grove Girl Scouts|
Toys & Treats
|Donald & Linda Foster|
|Anthony & Christine Clark|
|Dale & Nancy Farner|
|Arthur Vet Clinic|
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.