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Animal Care and Control

Animal Care and Control

In 2015, Naperville Animal Control received 4,934 calls for service and successfully returned 83% of impounded dogs to their owners. 

Animal Control

Naperville Animal Control is a unit within the Naperville Police Department that:

  • Enforces local and state animal control and welfare laws
  • Operates a shelter for stray and non-native/exotic animals
  • Rescues animals that are stray, injured or in danger
  • Promotes responsible pet ownership and animal care through education and enforcement

Last year, Naperville Animal Control received 4,934 calls for service and fielded more than 1,100 inquiries about birds, raccoons, skunks and coyotes. Of the animals this unit impounded in 2015:

  • 38% of cats and 83% of dogs were returned to their owners
  • 55% of cats and 15% of dogs were transferred to humane societies for adoption

Paws and Claws

Animal Control's e-newsletter, Paws and Claws, features information on animal safety, responsible pet ownership and living in harmony with wildlife.

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