McHenry County Department of Health - Animal Control

Veterinary Public Health Division

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100 North Virginia Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
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(815) 459-6222
mcac@co.mchenry.il.us

Business Hours
M,T,TH,F: 8:00-4:30
W:8:00-6:30
Sat:8:00-2:30
Sunday-Closed

Adoption Hours
M,T,TH,F: 10:30-4:30
W:10:30-6:30
Sat:10:00-2:30
Sunday-Closed


HeartPawPrintBIGRabies Vaccination and Microchip Clinic
for McHenry County Residents

October 15th, 2016 11:00AM-1:30PM

 See event flyer here

 


 

Help our pets! Click here to see our Wish List  


 

Check out our Adoptable Pets and adoption process here.

 

 

How To:

 

Adopt a New Pet

Find a Veterinarian

Dealing with Wildlife

Report Animal Bites

Kids and Animal Safety (Eng and Esp)

Report Animal Cruelty

Volunteer with MCAC

Learn about Rabies

Learn about Tick-borne diseases

Learn about Common Animal Illnesses

Register, Spay/Neuter, and Microchip Your Pet

Weather & Pets

Canine and Feline Body Language (in Eng and Esp)

 


 

 

McHenry County Animal Control and Adoption Center (MCAC) is the veterinary public health division of the McHenry County Department of Health. MCAC’s Animal Control Officers provide code enforcement of McHenry County’s Animal Control Ordinance Article XVII. Effective animal control activities protect people and pets. Community outreach services include education on dog bite prevention, humane care for animals, and pet adoptions. MCAC houses stray animals for the county, and provides dog licensing.

 
Animal Control Officers respond to citizen complaints about violations of Article XVII. Each year, MCAC conducts thousands of investigations, ranging from minor code violations to felony animal cruelty. When possible, voluntary compliance is sought through educating owners about animal care responsibilities. If compliance is not obtained, MCAC officers have the ability to issue tickets for violations of Article XVII. Officers also pick up stray, sick and injured animals.

If you are aware of a situation where public health or safety is in jeopardy, or an animal is the subject of neglect or cruelty, you are urged to contact MCAC at (815) 459-6222 to report what you have seen, heard, or experienced. An Animal Control Officer will be dispatched to investigate and follow up on the situation. 

 

Learn more about Canine Influenza, currently making pets ill in our area from the American Veterinary Medical Association. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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