Animal Control

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are encouraging people to call to make payments, mail a check or go on-line ( If you do need to come into the office we do require a mask to be worn.
We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your cooperation.

Our dedication to providing service is made possible through revenue generated by pet license fees. Your license fee helps us to maintain and improve a broad range of vital services related to the needs of the animals and people of Lee County.


Please call the Animal Control Office at 815-284-3833 to:

Angel's Story

Lee County Animal Control first met Angel, a six-month-old husky mix puppy, on a hot July day in 2011. She was chained up on a front porch with no water or shelter from the hot sun. She was prone to trembling, possibly caused by neglect and/or abuse. 

Fortunately, after a week in the custody of Animal Control, the trembling had subsided and we were able to begin the search for the perfect family to adopt Angel. Read Angel's Story (PDF) to find out more about Angel's journey to finding the perfect family.