Who May Receive Services
A wide range of services are available to Lake County residents. Low-cost spay/neuter assistance is available to low-income residents of Lake County.
Low-cost pet v
accination clinics provide a convenient and affordable way
to keep pets up to date with their shots and rabies tags. Pets are taken on a first come first served basis. All animals brought to a clinic must be at least four months old. Dogs must be leashed and cats placed in carriers. Only cash will be accepted on site. For more information, call: (847) 949-9925.
Vaccination Clinics - Resume in the spring.
For pets spayed/neutered: one-year rabies vaccination and Lake County tag, $20; one-year rabies vaccination, tag and distemper, $25; distemper complex only, $10; microchip, $15.
For pets not spayed/neutered: one-year rabies vaccination and Lake County tag, $60; one-year rabies vaccination, tag and distemper, $65; distemper complex only, $10; microchip, $15.
Animal Care and Control Ordinances and Acts
Lake County Board of Health Ordinance Article X (Animal Care and Control) Lake County Board Approved January 2013
Lake County Board of Health Ordinance Article XVII (Animal Care and Control Fees) Lake County Board Approved January 2013
Staff at the Animal Care and Control facility, located at 29278 N. Highway 83, Mundelein, IL 60060, provides the following services:
- Enforce animal control laws, including Lake County Ordinances and Policies, and Illinois Statutes
- Maintain lost and found pet service
- Provide interim shelter and care for stray and unwanted animals and transport to adoption center
- Investigate complaints of nuisance and/or threatening animals
- Provide emergency rescue of injured and sick stray animals
- Investigate incidents of animal bites and/or scratches
- Observe impounded biting animals
- Submit specimens to the State of Illinois laboratory for rabies testing
- Present educational programs to schools and community and civic groups
- Provide animal control support services to Sheriff and municipal police departments upon request
- Provide spay/neuter assistance to pet owners. Pre or post surgical expenses may be incurred. Please click on the link for more information about the program, an application to participate and a list of participating veterinarians. Spanish version.
The Health Department's Animal Care and Control facility is regularly in need of items that would ease the stay of the animals while they are here. If you would like to make a donation, please contact Animal care and Control at: (847) 949-9925.
Animal Care and Control provides rabies tags through Lake County veterinarians. Please call us at 847.949.9925 for more information.
Encounters with Coyotes
Who to call if you have an encounter with a coyote
Spay and Stay
is a non-profit organization dedicated to working with compassionate individuals and local governments to control the growth of the feral cat population in Lake County, while implementing long-term solutions to its source: unaltered, free-roaming and/or abandoned domestic cats.
The Health Department works in partnership with Save-A-Pet
(847.740.7788) to help assure that lost, homeless and unwanted animals are given another chance to find a home through the adoption process.
In 1969 the Lake County Board developed an agreement with Orphans of the Storm Animal Shelter
(847.945.0235) to make stray and unwanted dogs and cats that are apprehended by Animal Control available for adoption. County Wardens deliver approximately 2,200 animals to Orphans of the Storm annually, making it the main source for stray and unwanted animals in Lake County.