Lawrence County Animal Control

Our Adoptable Pet List

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Since I am a County based shelter I cannot transport dogs for rescue, however, if you are interested in having a dog rescued possible transport thru Illinois Animal Rescue is possible through rescues. For more information email Sally at or go to the website at or call the Rescue Hotline at 1 847-469-7551

A Prayer for Animals

Hear, our humble prayer, O God, for our friends, the animals. Especially for animals who are suffering; for any that are hunted or lost or deserted or frightened or hungry; for all that must be put to death. We entreat for them all thy mercy and pity, and for those who deal with them, we ask a heart of compassion and gentle hands and kindly words. Make us, ourselves, to be true friends to animals and so to share the blessings of the merciful -- Albert Schweitzer


You can also see all the new dogs in the shelter by going to the Lawrence County IL Animal Shelter fan page on Facebook.

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News release - due to the fire that destroyed the Lawrence County Animal Control shelter on June 11th, 2013 the shelter has been closed. Mark Chamness, the Animal Control Officer will continue to be on duty and can now be reached by cellphone only. That number is 618 928-1313. The County is hopeful a temporary location can be found to house animals while plans for a new shelter can be made and a new shelter built but until then animals will be kept in the outer portion of the shelter. The ACO asks that if you have an animal in need of shelter please call him so a space can be made. If anyone in the community has an enclosed area that could be used for a temporary shelter please call the Animal Control Officer for details. The Lawrence County Sheriff's Department and Lawrence County Board, through Crimestoppers, are appealing to the public for any information regarding the recent arson of the Lawrence County Animal Shelter. Sheriff Russell Adams is asking anyone with information that might help to call the Lawrence County Crimestoppers hotline at 1-888-699-2677. Any and all calls will remain anonymous. A $500 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the case.
In 2010 we had 23 animals adopted and 167 animals rescued.from the Lawrence County Animal Control Shelter! This has been a record year of saving the lives of adoptable pets.
To continue we need your help!
Rescue shelters require dogs to be vaccinated from Distemper and Parvo, to do this we need people to help the shelter by the vaccine. The cost is about $6.00 each and we buy packages of 25 from KV Pet Supply. If you can help please email me.

We are a short term shelter

Please, We only have a short time to find the original owners or someone to adopt the animals here. Check out our websites often and please tell your friends! Thank You

Who We Are

The Lawrence County Animal Control serving Lawrence County, Illinois. The hours are: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday thru Friday. Closed holidays and weekends. As an animal control shelter all animals that come to us must be taken in. There is a pen on the back of the shelter for animal drop offs. Please use common sence when dropping off animals when the weather is hazzardous. There is only a 3 day holding period for animals without a collar, and 7 days for animals with a collar. Animals with a tag or if an owner can be found, can be sheltered for up to 21 days. There is a $10.00 redemption fee and $5.00 per day shelter fee. The animal must have a rabies shot within the last twelve months or owner must provide a pre-paid rabies vaccination receipt with a County tag number at time or redemption for animal to be released.

Adopting a friend

To adopt an animal from this shelter, there is a $10.00 adoption fee. All animals must have a prepaid rabies shot and be spayed or neutered within 30 days of adoption.
Also puppies and young dogs brought into the shelter that have a good chance to be adopted or rescued will be given a Canine Distemper/Parvo Vaccination. The shelter asks a $10.00 donation be made if you adopt a young dog that has received this very important vaccine.

Come Visit Us!

From Lawrenceville Il.: go north on highway 1 to the Pinkstaff turn off. Turn right at the sign. Follow the road to a right turn, continue on to a T, turn left, go about two miles until the road turns right again. Drive about 500 yards and on the left is the shelter. I am there most days but in case I am out on a call please call for an appointment before coming out. Click here for Google Map

Lawrence County Animal Control
RR3 Box 206C

Lawrenceville, IL 62439
Phone: 618-928-2392
When you leave a message, please leave your home address, and phone number. We will get back to you as soon as possible.!!
Click here for a list of pets at this shelter

Low Cost Spay/Neuter Assistance The Illinois Public Health and Safety Animal Population Control Program is now available to dog and cat owners who meet the eligibility requirements of the program. To qualify, the pet owner must be eligible for the Food Stamp Program or the Social Security Disability Program. Others that qualify are residents of the State of Illinois who are managing a feral cat colony and who humanely trap feral cats for spaying or neutering. Pet owners can obtain applications from the Department of Public Health, any office that distributed food stamps, or from a participating veterinarian. Applications must be approved by the Department at which time the pet owner will receive a voucher to present to the participating veterinarian. The pet owner must pay a $15 co-pay to the vet and the balance will be paid by the State. The program covers surgery, anesthesia, vaccinations and any other pre-surgical procedures required by the individual veterinarian. For a list of participating veterinarians, contact the Illinois Department of Public Health at 217-782-4977.

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