Chicago Animal Care and Control

Chicago Animal Care and Control Official page for Chicago Animal Care and Control (CACC): Your guide to helping Chicago’s homeless pets by adopting, volunteering, fostering and donating.

Chicago Animal Care and Control (CACC) is committed to protecting public safety and ensuring the humane care of animals through sheltering, pet placement, education, and animal law enforcement. As Chicago’s only open-admission, municipal animal shelter and control facility, CACC provides a centralized resource for animal-related services for Chicago residents, and promotes the humane stewardship o

Chicago Animal Care and Control (CACC) is committed to protecting public safety and ensuring the humane care of animals through sheltering, pet placement, education, and animal law enforcement. As Chicago’s only open-admission, municipal animal shelter and control facility, CACC provides a centralized resource for animal-related services for Chicago residents, and promotes the humane stewardship o

Operating as usual

07/22/2021

Thursday night Playgroup Part 3!

07/22/2021

Thursday night playgroup, part 2!

07/22/2021

Thursday night playgroup part 1!

07/22/2021

Meet Zing! If you want to adopt him, please come to #sundayfunday adoption event, or email us at [email protected] to make an appointment!

⭐️LONG-TERM LADIES ⭐️Boop, Chai, and Duchess are just three of over a dozen dogs that have been waiting over 100 days fo...
07/22/2021

⭐️LONG-TERM LADIES ⭐️
Boop, Chai, and Duchess are just three of over a dozen dogs that have been waiting over 100 days for their forever families. Only you can help these dogs walk out of the shelter for the last time...

The feeling of saving the life of a shelter dog or cat is amazing! To make it even sweeter, we're waiving adoption fees this Sunday, July 25 at our Sunday Funday adoption event at the shelter - 2741 S. Western from 12:30pm - 6pm. No appointments are necessary, but this event will be limited to the first 100 families.

If you can't make it to the event, you can make an appointment for another time. But please do so ASAP. The shelter is full and we need your help to save Chicago's pets! Email [email protected] with your name, phone number, reference the dog’s name and submit an adoption application: https://bit.ly/cacc_app.

More info:
BOOP - 6 year old female
http://bit.ly/BoopCACC
CHAI - 5 year old female
http://bit.ly/ChaiCACC
DUCHESS - 6 year old female
http://bit.ly/DuchessCACC
#adoptashelterpet #adoptlocal #adopt #chicagodogs #chicagocats #chicagoproud #TheyNeedYouNow

⭐️LONG-TERM LADIES ⭐️
Boop, Chai, and Duchess are just three of over a dozen dogs that have been waiting over 100 days for their forever families. Only you can help these dogs walk out of the shelter for the last time...

The feeling of saving the life of a shelter dog or cat is amazing! To make it even sweeter, we're waiving adoption fees this Sunday, July 25 at our Sunday Funday adoption event at the shelter - 2741 S. Western from 12:30pm - 6pm. No appointments are necessary, but this event will be limited to the first 100 families.

If you can't make it to the event, you can make an appointment for another time. But please do so ASAP. The shelter is full and we need your help to save Chicago's pets! Email [email protected] with your name, phone number, reference the dog’s name and submit an adoption application: https://bit.ly/cacc_app.

More info:
BOOP - 6 year old female
http://bit.ly/BoopCACC
CHAI - 5 year old female
http://bit.ly/ChaiCACC
DUCHESS - 6 year old female
http://bit.ly/DuchessCACC
#adoptashelterpet #adoptlocal #adopt #chicagodogs #chicagocats #chicagoproud #TheyNeedYouNow

Ryder has been here for over 100 days, yet he's cool as a cucumber. Meet him this weekend at our #SundayFunday Adoption ...
07/21/2021

Ryder has been here for over 100 days, yet he's cool as a cucumber. Meet him this weekend at our #SundayFunday Adoption event
Learn more: https://bit.ly/Ryder_Chi_ACC

Ryder has been here for over 100 days, yet he's cool as a cucumber. Meet him this weekend at our #SundayFunday Adoption event
Learn more: https://bit.ly/Ryder_Chi_ACC

07/20/2021

We had lots of happy customers at our Free #TagTuesday event. ID tags help pets get back home faster and are a great compliment to microchips. Thanks to everyone who came out to keep their pets safe and a shout out to Friends of Chicago Animal Care and Control for purchasing the tags and engraving machines! #careiswhatwedo

We are so grateful for our friends at Chicago Roo Crew and Chicago Chicken Rescue for all of their support with our chic...
07/19/2021
After Pandemic Adoption Boom, People Are Ditching Their Backyard Chickens. Local Rescue Groups Are Trying To Save Them

We are so grateful for our friends at Chicago Roo Crew and Chicago Chicken Rescue for all of their support with our chickens and other birds. Read more about their important work here and if you are inspired to adopt one of our chickens, please contact us at [email protected]. Thanks!

The Chicago Roo Crew is seeing more people than usual getting rid of their birds — a difficulty on top of trying to pay off vet bills for the birds they already care for.

07/18/2021
Peggy Sue

Meet Miss Peggy Sue!

This girl is just waiting to fill your life with lots of love and snuggles! She is very attentive to her handler especially when you have some treats 😂 - she knows sit and doesn’t really understand what toys are. She is the happiest when’s she’s getting pets or cuddling with her human friends!

If you’d like to meet Peggy Sue, please email us at [email protected]. Her adoption fee is waived!

#bettertogether #shelterdogs #adoptdontshop

07/17/2021

Gladiolus has been waiting since April for her forever family! Glady will do just about anything for a belly rub and definitely won’t turn down a treat. She’s smart and affectionate and is so ready to leave the shelter! To help with that, we've waived her adoption fee!

If you are interested in meeting Gladiolus please email us at [email protected]!

07/16/2021

TGIF! We've expanded our In Kennel Enrichment Program to two daily shifts! Check out how quiet the kennels get as more dogs get their tasty kongs lovingly stuffed with canned food by our volunteers. This evening, Nat and Hector did enrichment in Pavilions A & B. It's so great to see how in one hour you can make a positive impact on over 60 dogs! We're doing our best to keep everyone healthy and happy, but there is no substitute for a home. Please #adopt a #chicagodog from us! #enrichmentfordogs #adoptdontshop #adoptashelterpet

07/16/2021
Samson CACC

WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?
This guy has been waiting far too long (over two months in the shelter!). We want to see him go home ASAP so we've waived his adoption fee! #caccallstars

Dutchess came in as a stray on January 12th. Yep, over seven months ago! Looking back at her photos, so many are in the ...
07/15/2021

Dutchess came in as a stray on January 12th. Yep, over seven months ago! Looking back at her photos, so many are in the snow, or when the grass was brown. Don't let her miss out on what's left of summer. Her adoption fee is waived! Please share her home!! Learn more: https://bit.ly/Dutchess_Chi_ACC #caccallstars #sheneedsyounow

Dutchess came in as a stray on January 12th. Yep, over seven months ago! Looking back at her photos, so many are in the snow, or when the grass was brown. Don't let her miss out on what's left of summer. Her adoption fee is waived! Please share her home!! Learn more: https://bit.ly/Dutchess_Chi_ACC #caccallstars #sheneedsyounow

ENJOY SUNDAY FUNDAYS WITH THIS GUY! Colorado has been waiting over 100 days to be someone's best friend. Could it be you...
07/14/2021

ENJOY SUNDAY FUNDAYS WITH THIS GUY!
Colorado has been waiting over 100 days to be someone's best friend. Could it be you? His adoption fee is waived! Please share him home!!! Learn more: https://bit.ly/Colorado_Chicago_ACC
#caccallstars

ENJOY SUNDAY FUNDAYS WITH THIS GUY!
Colorado has been waiting over 100 days to be someone's best friend. Could it be you? His adoption fee is waived! Please share him home!!! Learn more: https://bit.ly/Colorado_Chicago_ACC
#caccallstars

PLEASE DONATE SAFETY COLLARS FOR KITTIES!https://www.amazon.com/dp/B019OMIJR0/?coliid=IOD9CIB3KIRLJ&colid=32A5NOFYJAVHE&...
07/13/2021
Upgraded Version - Reflective Cat Collar with Bell, Set of 6, Solid & Safe Collars for Cats, Nylon, Mixed Colors, Pet Collar, Breakaway Cat Collar, Free Replacement (6-Pack)

PLEASE DONATE SAFETY COLLARS FOR KITTIES!
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B019OMIJR0/?coliid=IOD9CIB3KIRLJ&colid=32A5NOFYJAVHE&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it
Thanks! #catsareawesome #catsarefamily #catscatscats #cats

Upgraded Version - Reflective Cat Collar with Bell, Set of 6, Solid & Safe Collars for Cats, Nylon, Mixed Colors, Pet Collar, Breakaway Cat Collar, Free Replacement (6-Pack)

Adoption fees waived for #CACCAllStars Tiptoe, Madona, Onyx, Dutchess, Colorado, Tallulah, Boop, Moo Moo, and Earnest! I...
07/13/2021

Adoption fees waived for #CACCAllStars Tiptoe, Madona, Onyx, Dutchess, Colorado, Tallulah, Boop, Moo Moo, and Earnest! If you are interested in adopting, please email [email protected]. If you are interested in fostering Chai, Deco, Boom, or Zeus, please email [email protected]. Please share them home!!! #adoptdontshop #fosteringsaveslives #TheyNeedYouNow

Playgroups are back! 🐕A little rain didn’t stop our awesome volunteers and dogs from having some playgroup fun yesterday...
07/13/2021

Playgroups are back! 🐕

A little rain didn’t stop our awesome volunteers and dogs from having some playgroup fun yesterday! We are beyond excited to have this program back up and running!

#playgroups #bettertogether #chicago #dogplaygroup

We ❤ the Little Guys!All of these cutie little bundles of fur and feathers are looking for new homes. Why go to a pet sh...
07/12/2021

We ❤ the Little Guys!
All of these cutie little bundles of fur and feathers are looking for new homes. Why go to a pet shop when you can adopt a new little friend from your city shelter? To make a sweet deal even sweeter, their adoption fees are waived! If you are interested in learning more about our guinea pigs - Chris, Lil Cardi or Timmy, hamsters - Daisy or Minnie or house roo - Thor, contact us!
🐹[email protected]. Thanks!

FINALLY - A HOME TO ROOST!Some very special buddies found homes today! Sprocket, Clark, and Sir Richard - all here since...
07/12/2021

FINALLY - A HOME TO ROOST!
Some very special buddies found homes today! Sprocket, Clark, and Sir Richard - all here since May - are finally going to a wonderful home downstate where they'll be meeting 50 new lady friends any minute now! We are so grateful to our partners Chicago Roo Crew for their help and support, as always. Julia came by this afternoon to trim nails and beaks and provide go-home treatments and guidance for these guys and their new people. We have seen many roos come in over the last few years, and we are grateful to the kind people who choose to adopt them and give them the homes they deserve! #Adoptaroo #NotJustCatsandDogs #CareIsWhatWeDo

Poor Earnest has been at the shelter since, February 25th - almost 5 months! 😌 This senior guy has paid his dues and his...
07/11/2021

Poor Earnest has been at the shelter since, February 25th - almost 5 months! 😌 This senior guy has paid his dues and his long overdue for his new family. To help make that possible, we've waived his adoption fee! Please share him home! More info: https://bit.ly/Earnest_Chi_ACC
P.S. All apps received by 7 p.m. today and approved will be eligible for a waived-fee adoption on any of our dogs or cats 6 months and over thanks to @Bissell Pet Foundation, led by the passionate Cathy Bissell and her amazing team. We are so grateful for their support.
#EmptytheShelters #AdoptaShelterPet #CACCAllStars #TheyNeedYouNow

Poor Earnest has been at the shelter since, February 25th - almost 5 months! 😌 This senior guy has paid his dues and his long overdue for his new family. To help make that possible, we've waived his adoption fee! Please share him home! More info: https://bit.ly/Earnest_Chi_ACC
P.S. All apps received by 7 p.m. today and approved will be eligible for a waived-fee adoption on any of our dogs or cats 6 months and over thanks to @Bissell Pet Foundation, led by the passionate Cathy Bissell and her amazing team. We are so grateful for their support.
#EmptytheShelters #AdoptaShelterPet #CACCAllStars #TheyNeedYouNow

It's Caturday! And do you know what's great about Caturday? Free Adoption Caturday! That's right, apply to adopt a cat a...
07/10/2021

It's Caturday! And do you know what's great about Caturday? Free Adoption Caturday! That's right, apply to adopt a cat at CACC today (actually through tomorrow 7/11) and your fee will be waived thanks to our friends at BISSELL Pet Foundation
🐱 Adoption fees waived for cats and kittens (6 months and older) including bonded pairs!
🐱 View all animals at PetHarbor.com/Chicago
🐱Fill out the app: https://bit.ly/cacc_app
🐱Email it to [email protected] to set up an appointment!
#adoptasheltercat #EmptyTheShelters #TheyNeedYouNow

It's Caturday! And do you know what's great about Caturday? Free Adoption Caturday! That's right, apply to adopt a cat at CACC today (actually through tomorrow 7/11) and your fee will be waived thanks to our friends at BISSELL Pet Foundation
🐱 Adoption fees waived for cats and kittens (6 months and older) including bonded pairs!
🐱 View all animals at PetHarbor.com/Chicago
🐱Fill out the app: https://bit.ly/cacc_app
🐱Email it to [email protected] to set up an appointment!
#adoptasheltercat #EmptyTheShelters #TheyNeedYouNow

07/09/2021

Meet Peggy Sue! Her adoption fee is waived (as are the adoption fees for all dogs and cats 6 months and up for all approved applications received by Sunday 7/11 at 7 p.m. thanks to BISSELL Pet Foundation! #EmptyTheShelters #adoptdontshop #adoptashelterdog #adoptashelterpet

ADOPT ME FOR FREE!My name is Samson and I'm just a puppy who was abandoned in an alley in May. When I got to the shelter...
07/09/2021

ADOPT ME FOR FREE!
My name is Samson and I'm just a puppy who was abandoned in an alley in May. When I got to the shelter everyone said I was skinny and sweet and a good boy! I've been learning a lot here, but what I want more than anything is to grow up in a home with my very own family who can keep teaching me things and to snuggle, play and have fun. The nice shelter people keep saying that they can't believe I'm still here, so to make it even easier to adopt me they say they "waived the fee" thanks to BISSELL Pet Foundation! I'm not sure what that means, but if you do, I hope I'll see you soon! Wanna see my videos? https://bit.ly/Samson_Chi_ACC
Fill out an app to adopt me: https://bit.ly/cacc_app
Send it to [email protected] and let's make a date!
#adoptashelterpet #TheyNeedYouNow #EmptyTheShelters

ADOPT ME FOR FREE!
My name is Samson and I'm just a puppy who was abandoned in an alley in May. When I got to the shelter everyone said I was skinny and sweet and a good boy! I've been learning a lot here, but what I want more than anything is to grow up in a home with my very own family who can keep teaching me things and to snuggle, play and have fun. The nice shelter people keep saying that they can't believe I'm still here, so to make it even easier to adopt me they say they "waived the fee" thanks to BISSELL Pet Foundation! I'm not sure what that means, but if you do, I hope I'll see you soon! Wanna see my videos? https://bit.ly/Samson_Chi_ACC
Fill out an app to adopt me: https://bit.ly/cacc_app
Send it to [email protected] and let's make a date!
#adoptashelterpet #TheyNeedYouNow #EmptyTheShelters

Chance and Nathan are just two of the hundreds of animals we've got waiting for new homes at Chicago's City Animal Shelt...
07/08/2021

Chance and Nathan are just two of the hundreds of animals we've got waiting for new homes at Chicago's City Animal Shelter - and if you send us your application for them by this Sunday 7/11 and it's approved, we'll waive your adoption fee - thanks to BISSELL Pet Foundation!
❤ To see the most up-to-date list of animals visit PetHarbor.com/Chicago (it's updated hourly).
🐶If you see someone you want to meet, fill out this application: https://bit.ly/cacc_app
❤Send it to: [email protected]
🐱Someone will reply to you within 72 hours to make an appointment to meet your new friend!
Please note:
❤ We are not yet open to walk-ins for adoptions. Services are by appointment only.
🐶Adoption fees are waived for dogs and cats over 6 months old.
❤ Please share! We've got lots of deserving animals waiting to fill your life with joy and love!
#EmptyTheShelters #adoptashelterpet #adoptdontshop

HAVE YOU BEEN THINKING ABOUT ADOPTING A CAT?If so, there is no better time than the present! Today through this Sunday (...
07/08/2021

HAVE YOU BEEN THINKING ABOUT ADOPTING A CAT?
If so, there is no better time than the present! Today through this Sunday (7/11), all approved applications will have their fees waived on all dogs and cats 6 months or older thanks to BISSELL Pet Foundation! These are just some of the photos of cats and kittens that are currently available for adoption or rescue at CACC. For the most up-to-date status and list please visit petharbor.com/chicago. To download an adoption app here: https://bit.ly/cacc_app. If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected]. Please share and help us get them home! #adoptashelterpet #adoptdontshop #EmptyTheSheltersIf you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected]. Please share and help us get them home! #adoptashelterpet #adoptdontshop #EmptyTheShelters

By participating on this page, you are agreeing to the terms outlined in our Code of Conduct.
**PLEASE READ THE CODE OF CONDUCT**
https://www.facebook.com/notes/cacc-cat-transfer-team/code-of-conduct/781132521930579 . . . .

DO US A FAVOR - DON'T LOOK AWAY TODAY. SEE US, SHARE US, SAVE US.
All of the cats in this album are in need of a foster or adopter to save their lives. We need more exposure, we need more people in Chicago to pay attention. Please help us reach more people, let them know that Chicago's animals need their help.

Help us make a difference. DO SOMETHING - share, educate, spay/neuter, volunteer, donate, foster, ADOPT.

All of these cats are urgent simply by being at Chicago Animal Care & Control (CACC). Any animals identified as BITERS need out within 48 hours after being released. Any animals marked URGENT should be moved to the top of the album indicating these animal need out first.

Thank you for all of your efforts to rescue these cats. Those who have been rescued are moved the morning after they are rescued to the YEAR/MONTH Rescued album.

FIRM HOLDS REQUESTED/CONFIRMED Rescues may email CACC directly to request a hold. There is a 3 day "Rescue Interest" hold and a 3 day firm hold. Thought there are 3 days to pick them up, every day a cat stays here they are vulnerable to illness etc. All URGENT or BITER cats need to be picked up with in 24 hours. With a rescue interest hold, the cat will not be considered for euthanasia unless it becomes very ill, and any rescue can take it, not just the one that placed the hold. A FIRM HOLD CONFIRMED means a rescue is committed to that cat, no other rescue can take it, and it won't be euthanized. The transfer team will move those cats to the CONFIRMED HOLDS album.

HOMEWARD BOUND-APPROVED RESCUES REQUESTING FIRM HOLDS: Please send hold requests to [email protected] and "cc" the transfer team at [email protected]. The subject line of your hold request email should be formatted as follows: "Hold request for cat [Name] ID [A2###xx]". Please state when you will pick up the cat(s) and the name of the transporter. You will receive a confirmation email from CACC staff.
The CACC email account will be checked at least twice a day every day 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

CACC Hours for Rescue are:
9am - 11am transfer ONLY
11am - 6pm look around and transfer
6pm - 7pm transfer ONLY
All paperwork MUST be completed by 7pm.

With prior arrangement with CACC, cats with firm holds can be picked up earlier or later outside of transfer hours, but you will only be allowed to take the cat(s) you have on hold. You will NOT be able to view all of the cats in the pavilions.

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2741 S. Western Avenue
Chicago, IL
60608

Opening Hours

Monday 12pm - 7pm
Tuesday 12pm - 7pm
Wednesday 12pm - 7pm
Thursday 12pm - 7pm
Friday 12pm - 7pm
Saturday 12pm - 7pm
Sunday 12pm - 7pm

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+13127471414

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Happy safe new years from my family to yours 🙏 love Black Bell ❤️❤️❤️
This is our second Christmas with Eevy (formerly Social D). We love her so much!!!! She is such a good girl!
Rosehill cemetery has a family of coyotes with a real bad case if mange . I called 311 when I first seen them a month ago, I reported them to the cemetery and animal control. Is there anyway someone can direct me to who might be able to get these guys outta there ?!??!
Please sign this petition!
Merry Christmas from kitty alums I adopted from you this year (Ripley fka Candy in February & Kiwa in July). House would feel so empty without their friendship & antics
Can something be done for these Coyotes in Rosehill cemetery, they have terrible mange and WON'T survive the Winter
We need help at the West Ridge Nature Park! Multiple requests have been made by our members and Rosehill Cemetery staff for CACC to come and trap several adult and young coyotes who have mange! Flint Creek Wildlife Rehab has said that they will treat them but cannot trap them. We have tried to reach out to the Urban Coyote Project but there is no contact info on their site. Please help us!
Happy gotcha day sabady I got her today thank you cacc so much she is my pride and joy
Black Bell is just precious
Our new member seems to be fitting in beautifully
Is there anyone I can contact an animal control? This is for a friend who I know is an amazing dog owner... HELP ME & MY DOGS..... Last month I was walking my dog Bluto one last time before we settle down for the evening. As I walked down the block from where I live, I heard a woman's voice say something to me about "beating my dog" or "I should stop beating my dog" or something like that, followed by "if that actually is your dog?" So when the woman in the distance suggested that maybe I stole my dog, I walked home, to get away from whatever weirdo was making these crazy accusations from half a block away. 20 minutes later I heard a knock at my door, to which upon answering, was the police. They had me come outside,they asked me if I own a dog, I said yes I own four. and then I was told I was being arrested for animal cruelty because I was identified by a person who stated I had abused my dog while walking him. At that point I started asking a whole lot of questions,turns out the woman that was yelling at me on the street had called the police and without any proof or evidence of any kind without any Witnesses, stated that I was abusing my dog. How they knew where I lived is a mystery. My dog is an 80 lb Pitbull, lean and muscular. Nothing hurts this guy, but I can't possibly think of what they thought I did. I've never heard of anyone being arrested without any proof of any kind & just on someone word. It usually becomes my word against theirs and no one gets arrested. However I did go to jail. For animal cruelty/ abuse. And without my permission they went into my house and confiscated all 4 dogs and are holding them at Animal Care and Control. When I got out of jail I called animal care and control but no one will talk to me to this day. I have not had any information from these people I have gone to court and they are trying to take my dogs, they have been continually trying to get me to relinquish my dogs which I've had for years, all because, as I found out, because of a Kick. The woman on the street that called the police, said I kicked Bluto, which I didn't, but is ridiculous in itself, as that does not prove someone is an animal abuser because of a kick. If they succeed in taking my dogs from me, they will put four more dogs in an already congested and stressed system, for adoption. And because my dogs are all older and most people do not adopt older dogs,& Animal Care control does not give a whole lot of time for an animal to be adopted, it's essentially a death sentence for my dogs so they are trying to take my dogs away from a happy family, so they can basically put them down. what is the point of that? If there is anyone who knows anybody who works at animal control or knows of any lawyers that would work pro bono if there's anyone that can help me at all with keeping my family together I certainly would appreciate anything anyone can offer. Anyone that knows me knows that I am a loving and doting parent to my for dogs and of my past dogs this is something I never thought would happen to me and it can happen to anyone if it's this simple
Please help. 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😪😫😫😫😫😫