Animal Control
Lost/Found/Impounded Animals

Impounded Animals

Impounded AnimalsBelow is a list of animals that have either been turned in to Naperville Animal Control or have been picked up by Animal Control Officers in the course of their daily work.

This list is currently being revised every Thursday afternoon.

If one of these animals belongs to you, please contact Naperville Animal Control at (630) 420-6178 or

Found Animal Report

Thousands of animals go missing every year. Most jurisdictions require an animal to wear some sort of identification whether it is the rabies tag or a city license. A simple identification tags with the owner and pets information may prove to be invaluable in reuniting pets and families. Many animals not wearing proper identification tags may still be identified by a microchip implant or tattoos. Unfortunately, many pet owners fail to put proper tags on their pets or the tags fall off and are never replaced.

It has often been said that stray animals are owned by irresponsible owners; that the animal is unwanted, abandoned, mistreated or uncared for. This is not necessarily true. Accidents do happen and situations arise that the animal may get away from the owner. Most pet owners are actively searching for their beloved pet through lost reports, animal control agencies, fliers, newspaper ads and by speaking to neighbors where the pet was lost.

What you can do:

  • Check the Animal for collar and tags. If there is an I.D. tag, call the owner immediately. If the animal is wearing a county rabies tag call the number on the tag to get the owner information. If the animal is wearing a Naperville City License, call our office at (630) 420-6178 or (630) 420-6664 to have the tag traced.
  • Consider having Animal Control come pick up the animal or bring the animal to the Police Department. This will give the rightful owner the BEST possible chance to find their pet.
  • Place an ad in the local paper. Some papers will allow you to run a free ad for found animals; be certain to check the lost pets too!
  • Have the animal scanned for a microchip at your local veterinary clinic, animal shelter or animal control facility. Ask them to check for tattoos as well.
  • Most lost pets are not very far from their home, check the area for lost fliers posted on poles and mailboxes.
  • Take the pet for a walk (Dogs on a leash, Cats in a carrier) and ask around about it; or take a picture of the pet with you and speak to neighbors and mail carrier. If the animal lives in the area, someone might know who the owner is!
  • Call all the surrounding Animal Controls, file a found report and have them check their lost animal reports.
    • Aurora Animal Control, (630) 256-3630
    • Bolingbrook Animal Control, (630) 226-8500
    • DuPage County Animal Control, (630) 407-2800
    • Warrenville Animal Control, (630) 393-2131
    • Will County Animal Control, (815) 462-5633

Fill out a Found Animal Report

Lost Animal Report

Please complete the following form and be as descriptive about your lost pet as possible. This will allow our staff to compare your report with any impounded animals we are currently housing as well as any found animal reports we have on file. When you have completed your report, please be certain to hit the “SUBMIT” button at the bottom of the page and an Animal Control Officer will contact you in regards to your pet.

Helpful Hints
Losing a pet can be a stressful time in your families’ life. Millions of pets go missing every year and it is our goal, as the Naperville Animal Control to help you find your beloved pet. We suggest following up on a few simple ideas to ensure the safe return of your animal.

  • Contact all the surrounding Animal Control Agencies and file a lost report with them as well. You may also try contacting your local vet, humane societies, animal shelters, and police departments.
  • Place fliers in your area as well as the area the pet was lost or last seen. Use a photograph if you have one along with your contact information and any pertinent information regarding the pet. (Dog is blind, Cat needs medication)
  • Speak to your neighbors and your local postal carrier as they are in the area every single day and may have seen your animal.
  • If you have another pet in the home, take them for a leashed walk and call for the animal, or you can simply place your cat in a secure cat carrier on the back porch (out of the sun) and allow it to cry a little. That cats cry or scent may help bring the lost pet home.
  • For cats, place a litter box outside. (Leave remaining urine and/or feces in the box) Cats have a great sense of smell and can detect their own odors; this scent might bring them back home.
  • Place a lost ad in the local newspapers and be sure to check the found animals too!
  • You can try placing small amounts of food outside however; it is recommended that the food not be left outside overnight. This may attract more wildlife and discourage the pet from coming back.
  • Contact one or more of the following agencies:
    • Aurora Animal Control, (630) 897-5695
    • Bolingbrook Animal Control, (630) 759-0332
    • DuPage County Animal Control, (630) 407-2800
    • Warrenville Animal Control, (630) 393-2131
    • Will County Animal Control, (815) 462-5633

Fill out a Lost Animal Report