Animal Control

The Sangamon County Animal Control Division is responsible for enforcing state, county and city ordinances (upon request) pertaining to dog and cats; impounding animals found to be in violation of those ordinances; investigating bite incidents; investigating inhumane treatment of animals and investigating domestic livestock injury claims.

Assistance is given in reclaiming lost pets. Stray animals are received and housed at the Animal Control Center at 2100 Shale Road, Springfield.

Prior to any adoption, animals are inoculated, spayed/neutered and a microchip is inserted for easy identification of lost pets.

For questions regarding our facility or services, please call and ask to speak with one of our Animal Control Staff at 217-535-3065.