Programs and Services
DuPage County Animal Services (DCAS) offers robust educational programs for children, teens, and adults designed to:
- Promote safe, responsible relationships between pets and people
- Enhance the human-animal bond
- Encourage compassion for animals and people
- Inspire others to act on behalf of animals and promote compassionate animal care within their communities
The DCAS Humane Education department can create content to meet your specific needs. Program types include but are not limited to:
- Virtual webinars that can be offered live or pre-recorded
- In-person presentations, seminars, and workshops- as allowed following social distancing guidelines- for classrooms, daycares, park districts, libraries, and other organizations
- Guided reading activities
Please visit our Humane Education web page to learn more about the current educational offerings and registration process.
DuPage County Animal Services regularly participates in community outreach, awareness, and adoption events. And we would love to see you there! All upcoming educational offerings and events can be found on the shelter’s Education and Events calendar.
Rabies Tags & Facts
Rabies is a deadly viral disease that attacks the nervous system. Rabies can be transmitted via contact (typically through a bite) with saliva or tissues from the nervous system of an infected animal. While incidents of rabies in domestic animals is rare,
DuPage County does experience regular occurrences of rabies in bats. Please visit our Rabies Facts web page for more information on the signs and symptoms and what you can do to help control
DuPage County Animal Services (DCAS) is an open admission shelter. We accept all domestic animals regardless of health, temperament, age, and/or space availability. While we do our best to re-home as many animals as possible, humane euthanasia is a possibility.
We often receive animals that other limited admission shelters turn away. We do try our absolute best to re-home as many animals as possible, however we cannot make any guarantees. Each animal is unique and evaluated on a case-by-case basis when evaluating
If you have an animal and are in need of rehoming options, please visit our Owner Surrender Web Page for more information.
DuPage County Animal Services offers a Spay and Neuter Voucher to DuPage County residents that receive SNAP and/or Social Security Disability Insurance. Please visit our Affordable Veterinary Care Web Page to apply for a Spay and Neuter Voucher and to view other low cost options.
County Animal Services (DCAS) provides low-cost pet care services to assist low-income
pet owners with basic vaccinations and microchip registration. Please visit our Vaccination Clinic Web Page to learn more about our clinics and upcoming dates.
LOW COST VACCINATION
AND SPAY/NEUTER CLINICS
A.D.O.P.T. (Naperville): 630-355-2299
Anderson Animal Shelter (Elgin): 847-697-2880 ext. 27
Fox Valley Animal Welfare League (Aurora): 630-800-2254
Spay IL (Lisle): 630-961-8000
LOW COST EUTHANASIA
Aurora Veterinary Clinic: 630-820-2733
Bensenville Animal Hospital: 630-766-0620
Danada Veterinary Hospital: 630-665-6161
Noah's Animal Hospital: 630-665-8700