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City of Warrenville
28W701 Stafford Place
Warrenville, IL 60555
Ph: 630-393-9427
Animal Control
 Animal Control Service Vehicle  

Services Provided

The Warrenville Police Department’s animal control officer (ACO) handles calls regarding sick or injured wildlife and stray domestic animals. The ACO also investigates complaints involving wildlife and domestic animals, such as animal cruelty, dog fighting, illegal trapping, and animal neglect.

The ACO is available to address schools, Scout troops, homeowners’ associations, etc., regarding humane education and dog bite prevention for children.

To receive assistance regarding animal related calls, please dial 911. To request to speak with the ACO regarding education, please call the Police Department at 630-393-2131 and ask for ACO Perry.

Animal Shelter (Warrenville PD)
The Police Department operates an animal shelter that is used to house stray dog, cats, and other domestic animals found running at large within the city limits. This shelter is licensed annually through the Illinois Department of Agriculture.  Domesticated animals are provided food and water during the time they are in the facility. Animals found wearing a collar, tags, or have a micro-chip are housed for seven days.  Animals found without a collar, tags, or micro-chip are housed for five days; these holding periods are set by State law. The majority of animals found are reunited with their rightful owners.  Any animal that is not reclaimed is sent to a local humane society, rescue group, or the DuPage County Animal Care & Control for disposition.

Disaster Planning for Your Pet
Pets depend on their caregivers to provide for their safety and well-being, so having a disaster plan for them is important to them. When you create a disaster plan for your family include your pets within it. Here are some suggestions (PDF)

Dog Licensing
City dog license(s) and tags are required for all dogs residing within city limits. Dog licenses are valid for one calendar year, and renew annually, in January. Dog licenses may be purchased at City Hall or the Police Department during their regular business hours.  To learn more about the City of Warrenville Dog Licensing ordinance, please click on the Animal Control Ordinances link here or below.

Micro-chipping Your Dog
The Police Department will scan for micro-chipped pets, but does not insert them. Micro-chipping may be done by a veterinarian, or at the DuPage County Animal Care and Control.

Reporting Found Animals
The best way to get a pet back to its owner is with the help of the Police Department ACO.  If you find what appears to be a lost pet, please contact the Police Department. Often times, pet owners will call to see if their animal has been found and turned in. To ensure an animal is properly handled and cared for, a community service officer will pick up an animal and keep it in a secured location.  All animals found are scanned for a micro-chip, so there is no need for anyone to take the found pet to a veterinarian for this service.

Reporting Lost Animals
Owners should contact the non-emergency number of the Police Department (630-393-2131) immediately to make a lost animal report. This report may be taken over the telephone or given in person.  The owner is asked to provide a full description of the lost animal, location and time the animal went missing (if known), and/or a photo.  Pet owners should also notify surrounding police departments and county animal control agencies, and may even choose to create a flyer to distribute in their neighborhood and to agencies where the notifications were made. Owners should never assume their pet will return home on its own.

All dogs and cats should wear a collar with a current rabies tag and a city dog tag (cats excluded) and should be micro-chipped. Micro-chips are available at veterinarians’ offices, county animal control agencies, and local humane societies. Unlike collars, micro-chips are a permanent form of identification and cannot be removed.

*Dog owners may also choose to report lost pets to the following internet sites: Lost Dogs Illinois, Find my Fido, and Find my Pet. These sites are not affiliated with the Police Department and do not report to them.


Related Resources
ADOPT Shelter
Animal Humane Society
ASPCA
DuPage County Animal Care and Control
Naperville Humane Society
Spay Illinois (IL non-profit - discounted vaccinations/services)
Willowbrook Wildlife Center

Informational Resources
Cook County Coyote Project
DuPage County Forest Preserve Educational Materials
DuPage County Rabid Bats press release, July 2016
Keeping your Pets Safe
Wildlife Nuisance Tips
Living with Wildlife in Illinois
[Wildlife Directory, Coyote]
 
The Humane Society of the United States [Coyote]

I'm Interested in...
Animal Control Ordinances
Reclaiming an Animal (information forthcoming)
Trapping Policy Packet