Animal Control

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Animal Control buildingKendall County Animal Control is the County agency responsible for the enforcement of the state statutes governing rabies control in domestic companion animals. The State of Illinois requires that all dogs and cats be vaccinated against rabies by a licensed veterinarian. Compliance with this law is monitored through the issuance of rabies tags for all dogs and cats residing in the County. All dogs and cats are required to wear their rabies tags when off of the owner’s property. If a pet is lost, rabies tags also provide an excellent means of identifying your pet.

Kendall Co. Animal Control also enforces the County’s ordinance that prohibits dogs from running at large in unincorporated, residential areas.

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Kendall County Animal Control Office Closure

Starting Monday, March 23, 2020 the Kendall County Animal Control Office located at 802 W. John Street, Yorkville will close to the public. A limited staff will be available to service citizens over the phone, by email and to provide other essential services including lost/found pets and pet reclaim. Pet adoptions and surrenders are halted at this time until further notice.

The Kendall County Animal Control office staff may be reached during regular office hours by calling phone number: 630-553-9256 or by emailing: Rabies tag purchases may be done by mail without a late penalty by mailing check or money order and a copy of the pet’s rabies certificate to: Kendall County Animal Control, 802 W. John Street, Yorkville, IL 60560. Rabies tag fees as well as other information is available by visiting the Kendall County Animal Control website:

Thank you for your understanding during this time.

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Animal Control will close at 12pm on Friday, April 10, 2020
for Spring Holiday.

Kendall County Animal Control Shelter will close
temporarily for remodeling project

The Kendall County Animal Control Shelter Building located at 802 W. John Street in Yorkville, IL will close temporarily for major remodeling beginning Monday, March 16th 2020. The remodeling project is estimated to take approximately 90 days to fully complete. The adjacent animal control office trailer will remain open throughout the duration of construction during regular scheduled public hours. The trailer office will be staffed in order to take phone calls and service the public for: rabies tag sales, lost/found pets, owner surrender of dogs, adoptions and other animal control related business. 

Those wishing to view a pet for adoption or surrender a pet are asked to call the office to make an appointment at: 630-553-9256.  If a resident finds a pet in Kendall County outside of regular scheduled public hours, they are asked to call their local police department non-emergency phone number.


Our current office hours are:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 10:30am-12:30pm and 1:30-pm-4:30pm.
  • Saturday: 9:30am-1:30pm
  • Closed Wednesday