Animal Control

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and following the procedures set by the Lee County Board Chairman, the Lee County Animal Control office is currently closed to the public. We are encouraging people to call to make payments, mail a check or go on-line (GOVPAYNOW)
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:

  • Inquire about a lost animal
  • Purchase a license
  • Report animal bites
  • Report animals at large
  • Report injured animals
  • Report a lost or found animal

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.