Animal Services

In response to directives from the State of Illinois in regards to the COVID 19: 

The BCAS Office is now open to the public with precautions in place. Field Services are available.  Please call 815-547-7774 for more information.

Boone County Animal Services is a government owned and operated animal control facility, certified and inspected by the State of Illinois. It is funded by dog registrations, fines and fees.  

Department Missions Statement
Boone County Animal Services protects public safety and ensures the humane care of animals through sheltering, pet placement, education and animal law enforcement.

Rabies Vaccination and Registration

Boone County Animal Services is excited to announce PawFinders rabies licenses for 2021. As an added benefit when registering their dog or cat with Boone County, owners can register their pet on using the unique QR code on the back of their 2021 Boone County rabies licenses for only $2.99! If the pet gets lost after it’s owner has registered their PawFinders rabies license, a finder can scan the tag with their smart phone’s camera and be connected with the owner directly. The owner can select whether to call them directly, link to their social media accounts, or link to another contact method of their choice. Please go to for more information on the PawFinders rabies licenses, how to register them, and how to help someone find their lost pet with a PawFinders rabies license on it’s collar.

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All Dogs and Cats must be Vaccinated Against Rabies and Registered with Boone County 
Be A Responsible Pet Owner
Each year, millions of homeless animals are taken to shelters around the country. Millions are neglected and abused. Millions are euthanized because there are not enough homes to take them.

Pet Overpopulation problems affect people as well as animals.

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Contact Us
4546 Squaw Prairie Road Phone #:  815-547-7774 Email Animal Services
Belvidere, IL 61008 Fax #:  815-544-8497 Hours: Currently by appointment only.