Main Content

Union County Animal Control

385 Kaolin Road
Cobden, IL 62920

Our Mission

Union County Illinois Animal Control
385 Kaolin Rd., Cobden, IL 62920
Animal Control # 618-833-4915

Union County Animal Control is a rural county with little funding and is trying to get help to make the situation better. They have less than basics and they desperately need volunteers. There is no set date on how long animals live. They have 7 indoor runs and 4 outdoor runs for dogs and limited space for cats. It is very tiny and when full, animals may have to be euthanized, though we try our hardest not to resort to that. Owner Surrenders are available right away and "Found as strays" have a 10 day hold period. UCAC is a Rescue and Adoption friendly facility and is working very hard at providing the best care and chances for their animals.

Rescue groups wishing to rescue animals both in state and out of state, must be licensed by the Department of Agriculture as a rescue/ shelter and their application to rescue must be approved by Union County Animal Control. Each rescue group must submit a copy of its shelter license and a list of approved person to pick up/pull animals from the Union County Animal Control.

Rather than "pledges" being made to cover vetting costs we call them "Valentines". We will post the cost of vetting and ask for Valentines to help cover the cost. Their Valentines will send those funds to UCAC to reimburse the cost they spent on the vetting so this can continue to help the dogs and cats, possible adopters and/or take some cost off of receiving rescues.

When we post "WILL YOU BE MY VALENTINE?" There will be a cost for their vetting listed. This will be where you can pledge.

Please mail checks to:
Union County Animal Control
385 Kaolin Rd., Cobden, IL 62920
Please state on the memo area "Valentine" Thank you!

To everyone trying to help get these guys to rescues Huge Thank You's for networking so much! These pets are all URGENT Time needs to be spent on securing futures not momentary "wishes & why's". So, please unless you want to help or know of a rescue that wants to step up & help then you will get a personal message back. Otherwise, thank you, keep sharing and know someone is reading your comments and you are appreciated!

Thank You For Supporting UCAC ?

Adoption Policy

Adoption costs varies depending on age.

Please fill out the adoption form. Most of our correspondence is via email, please do not call the office. An adoption coordinator will reach out to you.

Other animals that are not dogs and cats such as livestock adoption fees will have adoption fee listed separately below their photo.

  • day hours
    Monday 9am-3:30pm
    Tuesday 9am-3:30pm
    Wednesday 9am-3:30pm
    Thursday 9am-3:30pm
    Friday 9am-3:30pm
    Saturday By Appointment Only
    Sunday By Appointment Only
Image 1 Image 2 Image 3 Image 4 Image 5 Image 6
Adoption Application

Follow Us

Recommended Pets

Recommended Pets