All stray animals that are found by Cook County Animal and Rabies Control are taken to one of the following shelters in Cook County:

Once at the facility, animals are held for seven days if they are identified by rabies tag, personal tag, hospital tag or micro-chip. Unidentified animals will be held for a minimum of three days before they are eligible for adoption or fostering.

Found Animals

Posted below are pictures of animals recently found by Cook County Animal and Rabies Control in unincorporated Cook County and Cook County Forest Preserves.

If you recognize your pet, please contact the listed facility.

6/24/2019

Male poodle, no chip, no collar. Animal hit by car. Found at 7100 AS. Kedzie Chicago, IL. Transported to Chicago Care and Animal Control 2741 S. Western Avenue Chicago, IL 60608. 

6/21/19

Stray male brindle and white pitbull found at Clayhole Woods in Calumet City at 9:23am. Animal transported to Chicago Care and Animal Control 2741 S. Western Avenue Chicago, IL 60608.

Stray dog picked up at Jergersen Woods (Forest Preserves) near I-394 off-ramp. Fur badly matted, gender not able to be determined.

Animal transported to South Suburban Humane Society, 1103 West End Street, Chicago Heights, IL 60411.

5/31/2019

Cat found at 9232 Maple Ln., Des Plaines, IL 60016, Female, Domestic Medium Hair, grey & white, adult.

Animal transported to Countryside Vet Center, 9823 W. 55th St. Countryside IL 60525

5/29/2019

Intact male Dutch Shepherd found at Maple Lake Forest Preserves.

Animal transported to Chicago Animal Care & Control.

5/28/2019

Two dogs found strays found on 5/26/19 @ 12:00am at 10141 mclean in Melrose park. 1 male English bulldog 1 femal pit bull mix.

Animals transported to Chicago Animal Control.

5/24/2019

Mom and kittens found at 13701 Stewart Riverdale, IL.

Animal transported to South Suburban Humane Society, 1103 West End Street, Chicago Heights, IL 60411.

5/9/2019

2 dogs found at 10100 Archer ave Lemont IL (Henry De Tonte Woods). One male Malinois and one Female Malinois . Both dogs are brown and black.

Dogs transported to Chicago Animal Care & Control.

5/1/2019

Female black lab mix found 1300 Ellis Ford Heights, IL.

Dog transported to Chicago Animal Care & Control.

4/26/2019

Black & white, domestic short hair.

Cat transported to Chicago Animal Care & Control 2741 S. Western Chicago, IL 

4/18/2019

stray found male tan and white pit bull, Dog taken to Chicago Animal Care & Control 2741 S. Western Chicago, IL 

4/17/2019

Female Pitbull, tan-No microchip

Picked up 20 N. Austin, Oak Park IL

Transported to Chicago Animal Control 2741 S. Western Chicago, IL 

4/3/2019 

Stray dog picked up in Sterling Estates in Justice being transported to Countyside Veterinary 9823 W 55th St Countryside, IL 

3/29/2019

Stray female bridle pit bull wearing purple collar no tags, found at North Creek Meadow Lansing, IL. Animal transported to Chicago Animal Care and Control 2741 Western Chicago, IL 60608

3/27/2019

Animal found at Sterling Estates in Justice. Taken to Countryside Veterinary Center 9823 W. 55th Street Countryside, IL

3/14/2019

Found at Cherry Hill Forest Preserve Palos Park 

 Black Female Belgian Malinois

Transported to South Suburban Humane Society 1103 West End Avenue Chicago Heights, IL 60411

3/14/2019

Found at Cherry Hill Forest Preserves Palos Park 

Male Belgian Shepherd mix, dark brindle-Transported to South Suburban Humane Society 1103 West End Ave Chicago Heights, IL 60411

2/22/19

Date: February 22, 2019

Location: 900 LaPorte Ave, Melrose Park, IL 60164

Breed: Male white Shepherd Mix adult

Breed: Female white & tan Shepherd Mix adult

Taken to:  Countryside Vet Center, 9823 W. 55th St. Countryside IL 60525

2/14/19

Date: February 14, 2019

Location Found: 500 W. Touhy Ave, Des Plaines, IL 60018

Breed: Male, brown & white Pit Bull, adult

Breed: Male, black & white Poodle Mix, adult

Taken to:  Countryside Vet Center, 9823 W. 55th St. Countryside IL 60525 

*Dogs running together 

2/11/19

Date: February 11, 2019

Location Found: 500 W. Touhy Ave, Des Plaines, IL 60018

Breed: Male, tan & white beagle mix, adult

Taken to: Chicago Animal Shelter, Chicago

2/6/19

Male dog found outside the gates at St. Mary Cemetery on 87th and Lawndale with no collar or tags. Possibly hit by a car. Transported to Chicago Animal Control at 2741 S Western Ave in Chicago.