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Chicago Animal Care and Control

2741 S. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60608

Our Mission

Chicago Animal Care and Control (CACC) is committed to ensuring the humane care of animals through sheltering, pet placement, education, and animal law enforcement. As Chicago’s only open-admission, municipal animal shelter, CACC provides a centralized resource for animal-related services for Chicago residents, and promotes the humane stewardship of animals throughout the City.

Adopt a very special pet from CACC and help an animal in need while also finding your new best friend! If you are interested in adopting a dog or cat from CACC, please read about the process and requirements at and check out our adoption FAQ at

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