Grundy County

Animal Control

Grundy County Animal Control

Grundy County Animal Control is dedicated to safeguarding the welfare of our community’s animals. Our mission is to promote responsible pet ownership, enforce animal-related laws, and ensure the humane treatment of animals. From reuniting lost pets with their owners to providing care for the abandoned, abused and stray animals, we’re here to serve Grundy County with compassion and expertise. Discover how we’re making a difference in the lives of animals and residents alike.

Animal Control Department Home


  • Director: Melissa Lewis


Monday – Friday • 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Contact Us

310 Dupont Rd, Morris, IL 60450
Phone – (815) 942-9214
Fax – (815) 942-5265

Adoption Fees

All animals are spayed/neutered, Rabies Vaccine, Microchipped, de-wormed, distemper combo, and flea protection.

Female Dogs          $219.00
Male Dogs              $189.00
Female Cats           $149.00
Male Cats               $129.00

Make an online donation to help support the homeless pets of Grundy County


  • Cares for abandoned, abused, lost and surrendered dogs and cats in Grundy County
  • Enforces State and County Laws for domestic animals
  • Provides resources to the public regarding cats and dogs
  • Places adoptable cats and dogs into homes
  • Returns lost pets to their owners
  • Register dogs and cats in Grundy County

Registration Fees – Dogs and Companion Cats (this DOES NOT apply to feral cats)

To pay online you MUST add the $3 shipping and handling fee to the normal fee amount.

Pay Online

One year rabies vaccine/altered              $15.00                    $18.00
One year rabies vaccine/unaltered          $45.00                    $48.00
Three year rabies vaccine/altered           $25.00                    $28.00
Three year rabies vaccine/unaltered       $60.00                    $63.00

**It is required for online registration to email your pet’s rabies certificate to – In the subject line, please state “Rabies Registration”.

**Click on the button below to make your payment.  You MUST pay the amount listed under “Pay Online” to process your transaction. This amount includes the shipping & handling fees to process and receive the required tag by mail.

** When completed your pets Registration Tag will be mailed to you.

All credit card transactions are charged a convenience fee by the credit card processor at the time of the transaction.

Rabies Vaccine – IT’S THE LAW!

  • Every owner of a dog 4 months or more of age shall have each dog inoculated against rabies by a licensed veterinarian.
  • Every owner of a cat that is a companion animal and is 4 months or more of age shall have each cat inoculated against rabies by a licensed veterinarian.

*****See Illinois Animal Control Act (510 ILCS 5/8) (from Ch. 8, par. 358) for full requirements of Rabies inoculation.

After hours Emergency Reports

Duty hours are Monday – Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm.

After duty hours we will only respond to the following:

  1. Animal bite in which the animal is not contained by the owner and is posing a threat and the owner cannot be located.
  2. An injured domestic (dog or cat) stray animal and the owner cannot be located.
  3. Police assists involving animals (arrests, house fire, car accidents)

Non-emergencies that we will NOT respond to consist of the following:

  1. Animal’s running loose.
  2. Animal bites in which the owner of the biting animal is present.

Wildlife Issues

Chanooka Wildlife Removal (815)909-8079

We do not handle any wildlife.  Contact wildlife personnel, Daniel Brault at 815-471-6155 or Rob Wolf at 708-203-7967.  Please note that any wildlife personnel are independent and will charge for their services.

For more information on living with wildlife in our area visit

24 Hour Vets in the area

Need emergency pet care after hours?

Animal Care Center of Plainfield
14411 Illinois Route 59
Plainfield IL  60544


VCA Aurora Animal Hospital
2600 W Galena Blvd
Aurora IL 60506

Local Vet Services

Animal Care of Morris – Morris                         815-941-9924
Dwight Veterinary Clinic – Dwight                     815-671-4070
Lakewood Animal Hospital – Morris                  815-942-1199
Mallard Point Veterinary – Channahon             815-467-4855
Minooka Animal Hospital – Minooka                 815-467-0700
Morris Veterinary – Morris                                 815-942-2100
Pine Bluff Animal Hospital – Morris                   815-942-5365
Shirkey Veterinary Clinic – Coal City                 815-634-2424
Skinner Veterinary Hospital – Wilmington         815-476-9500

Mobile Vets in the area

Does your pet need care in a more relaxed setting such as your home?  Or do you not have transportation to get your pet to the Vet?  These Vets will come to you.

Safford Veterinary Services                              331-212-0836
Gold Medal Veterinary                                      815-634-8801
Dr. Joe Mobile Vet                                            815-545-9288

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