Winnebago County Animal Services is closed to the public during the Governor's stay at home order. However, we are doing adoptions and reclaims by appointment. Adopters should complete an adoption questionnaire and reference the six digit animal ID on the form. If you need Customer Service assistance, please call 815-319-4100 and press 1, M-F from 8:30am to 5pm. After hours please listen for instructions to reach an officer.

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Winnebago County Animal Services
4517 North Main Street
Rockford, IL 61103
P: 815-319-4100
F: 815-319-4101

Shelter Hours:
Monday: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday-Friday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sunday: CLOSED
*Please note, all adoptions end 30 minutes prior to closing.

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