Animal Care & Control

Service Changes Pursuant to the 3/16/2020 City Emergency Declaration and the 3/20/20 State Stay at Home order due to COVID-19        ***21 March 2020 Update***

The Animal Care & Control Shelter is currently closed to the public.
  • We will not be conducting adoptions or taking owner surrendered animals until further notice.
  • If you have found an animal, please call 630-256-3630.
  • If you have lost an animal, please call 630-256-3630 or email [email protected].
  • To report animal neglect or cruelty, please call 630-256-3630 or email [email protected].
  • For all other animal related questions or concerns, please call 630-256-3630 or email [email protected].
  • Until further notice pet registrations should be done online.
  • Low cost clinic scheduled for Saturday, March 28 has been canceled.
  • Lifetime bonds program canceled until further notice.
  • Animals will not be going to offsite events until further notice.
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  • Rest assured staff is still providing top quality care to the animals 7 days a week.  
  • Looking for a way to help the shelter animals in this time of need? 
  • Please donate to Aurora Animal Care & Control today!

Services Offered

  • Animal Cruelty investigations on animals residing within the city limits of Aurora
  • Barking dog complaints
  • Investigation of animal bites
  • Provide pet adoptions of pets housed at the facility
  • Removal of road killed animals from the streets of Aurora
  • Removal of stray cats or dogs within city limits
  • Talks to groups about being safe around animals, responsible pet ownership and proper pet care

Additional Resources


For additional resources such as local area animal shelters, low cost animal clinics, and wildlife centers, CLICK HERE

Animal Bites


It is mandatory that all persons bitten by any type of animal must report the bite as soon as possible. Also, anyone who is chased, attacked, or threatened by an animal should also report those incidents especially if the animal is running at large.


Feeding of Stray Cats


Feeding of stray cats within the city limits is prohibited (Animal Control Ordinance 9-12). Feeding of wild/feral or stray cats can encourage cat colonies to form. These colonies can form very quickly when the cats being fed are not spayed/neutered. Please contact Animal Control regarding these types of situations.

Wild Animals


Animal problems concerning removal of healthy wildlife (Raccoons, Opossums, Squirrels, and the like) requires a licensed human trapper to be called. The Animal Control Office can fax, mail or provide a list for pickup of licensed humane trappers in the area that can be called.