What To Do If You Have Found A Lost Pet
If the animal has a rabies tag, you can call the Sangamon County Animal Control Center at 217-535-3065 between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:30PM Monday through Friday, and 8:00 AM and 12:00 PM on Saturdays. They can identify the owner and can assist in locating the owner.
You may also call the Animal Protective League (APL) of Springfield and Sangamon County at 217-544-7387. You can leave a message if you call during non-business hours. They also have access to rabies tag information.
How Can You Protect Your Pet From Being Taken?
Take pictures of your pet that will allow identification (scars, unique markings, etc.)
Do not leave your pet unattended at home for long periods.
Microchip your pet so there is a permanent identification feature that can not be removed.
Ask a neighbor to keep an eye on your pet if you’re going to be gone for long periods of time.
2100 Shale Street
Springfield, IL 62703
Monday-Friday: 10:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Saturday: 10:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Daily: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (except holidays)
Officer Emergency Hours
Daily: 8:00 p.m. – 8:00 a.m. (all day on holidays)
Sangamon County Dispatch: 217-753-6666
You may wish to call your local police department first, depending upon the emergency.
Below is a list of resources to help you find your lost pet: