Freedom of Information Request for Animal Control



Purpose / About:

Maintain records of rabies vaccinations, animal owner registration, and bite investigations. Maintains records of animal histories, incident reports, adoptions, owner pickups, and euthanasia. All records of the animals entering the animal control facility until they leave. Keep all records of patrolling and animal apprehension for each of the municipalities that contract with us.

Daily reporting of income brought into the facility through fee charged to owners picking up their animals, rabies tags, adopting, patrolling, pet population fees, and money given for donation

Duties of the Office:

  • Prevent and control rabies through bite investigations and rabies registrations.
  • Enforce state and county animal control laws.
  • Operate a shelter for stray and owner-relinquished cats and dogs
  • Adopt unwanted animals to responsible homes
  • Rescue animals that are lost, sick, injured or in danger.
  • Has Contracts with municipalities for patrolling city/Villages in Grundy County.
  • Provide public education programs for adults and children.


310 E Dupont Road, Morris, Illinois 60450


Melissa Lewis
Director Animal Control
310 E Dupont Road
Morris, Illinois 60450
Fax (815)942-5265

Shea Gavin
Senior Animal Control Officer
310 E Dupont Road
Morris, Illinois 60450
Fax (815)942-5265

Number of Employees:

  • 4 full time employees
  • 1 part-time employees

Boards, Commissions, Committees or Councils:

  • Grundy County Board
  • Animal Control/Highway/Transit

Procedure for Making Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requests:

  1. Place requests for documents in writing providing a detailed description of the document requested.
  2. Submit request to Grundy County Director Animal Control , Melissa Lewis at the above address.


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