Have an animal problem or Lose Your Pet?

Contact Our Animal Control Officer

Call the Dispatch Non-Emergency Number 217-222-9360 anytime day or night.

The Animal Control Officer’s priorities are public safety and reuniting pets with their owners. The Animal Control Officer patrols the City of Quincy protecting the public from the dangers of loose or stray wild and domesticated animals as well as protecting family pets when needed.

If you lose your pet, give a description of your missing pet including the breed, color, sex, name, and where you saw it last.

Also, check the Quincy Police Department’s Facebook page and the Lost and Found Pets of Adams County Facebook page to see if your pet was located.  Photos of located lost pets are often found here.

When you pick up your pet you will be required to bring proof of its rabies vaccination or you will have to get one before your pet can be released. You will also have to get your pet microchipped if it doesn’t have one.

This is per the Illinois Animal Control Act 510 ILCS 5/10, paragraphs a, b and f and is not optional.


Animal Shelter Information

The city’s animal shelter is located at 3910 Wismann Ln and run by Western Illinois Veterinary Clinic.

Phone number is 217-228-0414.

Shelter Hours are Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm and Saturday 8:00 am - 11:30.


Types of wildlife in our area include raccoons, opossums, bats, foxes, coyotes and deer. 

Call dispatch if the animal is not acting normally or is inside the living quarters of your residence.

For more information about wildlife go to the website "Wildlife Illinois" at www.wildlifeillinois.org.


Additional Information

Proper Shelter

As a pet owner, you have responsibilities such as: giving your pet clean water, good food, proper shelter, and vet care when needed. 

Dog Left in Car

Please do not leave your dog in a hot car, even for a little while. The ASPCA says when it's 80 degrees out, it can get to 99 in just 10 minutes inside your car.


Never, ever touch a bat! Bats can carry rabies and can often make their way into houses. If a bat is located in your living quarters, please call dispatch for assistance in removal.


Raccoons are common and they know when trash day is. Keep your garbage in a sealed container.