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Thank You from Will County Animal Control

Will County Animal Control would like to officially recognize all shelter, rescue partners, and veterinary hospitals who have assisted us with adoption of our stray animals in 2022:

  • All Herding Breed Rescue
  • Animal Care Center of Plainfield
  • Animal Clinic at New Lenox
  • Animal Protective League
  • Chicago Anti-Cruelty Society
  • Belgian Malinois Rescue
  • Boxer Rebound Inc.
  • Cache Creek Rescue
  • Central Indiana Lab Rescue and Adoption
  • Dodge County Humane Society
  • Forget Me Not Animal Rescue of Will County
  • German Shepherd Rescue
  • Grand Prairie Animal Hospital
  • Homes for Huskies
  • Illinois Doberman Rescue Plus
  • It's a Pittie Rescue
  • Joliet Township Animal Control
  • Midwest Shiba Inu Rescue
  • Midwest Animal Hospital
  • NAWS Mokena
  • P.A.W.S. of Tinley Park
  • Paws Up for Rescue
  • Peotone Animal Hospital
  • Plainfield Veterinary Clinic
  • Recycled Rotts, Inc.
  • South Suburban Humane Society
  • TLC Animal Shelter
  • VCA Forest South Animal Hospital
  • VCA Joliet Animal Hospital
  • Will County Humane Society
  • Wild Hearts Rescue


More to come in 2023!

Will County Animal Control

The Will County Animal Control Department provides a comprehensive Animal Control Program for Will county residents. Our staff includes four animal control officers that respond to resident's reports regarding bites to humans caused by animals.  The officers also respond to common animal control complaints received from residents living in the unincorporated areas of Will County not served by other local animal control programs.

The Animal Control Program maintains a twenty-four hour answering service and emergency pick-up for confined stray animals, injured animals and stray biters. Will County Animal Control facility consists of administrative offices only.  We do not have the capacity to house any animals for adoption.  We cannot accept owner turn-ins, or drop offs.

If you can no longer keep or house your pet please contact your local animal shelters. If you have adopted your pet from a shelter or other adoption agency, you should review your adoption contract.  Many agencies have a policy that states to return the pet to that particular agency.
Will County Animal Ordinance  

Local Shelters:  
Will County Humane Society  (Shorewood): 815.741.0695  
Joliet Township Animal Control  (Owner turn-ins available for Joliet residents only): 815.725.0333   
Animal Welfare League (Chicago Ridge): 708.636.8586

Animal Control Contact Information

Will County Animal Control
22452 S. Cherry Hill Rd.
Joliet, IL 60433
Phone: (815) 462-5633
Fax: (815) 462-5630

Hours of Operation:

Mon - Fri  8:30 am - 4:30 pm