Macoupin County Animal Control Servcies and Contact Information

Elected Officials

Animal Control Services and Contact Information

Reporting General Animal Complaints

Determining the correct reporting jurisdiction applicable to where you live is the first step in reporting animal complaints. In other words, where you live in Macoupin County will determine who you should first report activity to. General animal complaints usually include the reporting of stray dogs and cats. In most cases, County Animal Control does not have authority to respond to animal complaints in a city or village unless first requested by municipal officials.

If you live in unincorporated Macoupin County:
Contact County Animal Control at (217) 854-4024

If you live in unincorporated Macoupin County (not within a city/village limit), your call will be handled by County Animal Control. Report animal complaints by calling (217) 854-4024. Please leave a message with your name, telephone number and the nature of the complaint if no one answers the telephone. Your call will be answered in the order that it was received unless the call is in regards to a vicious/dangerous dog as those calls take precedence over others. Dog bites take precedent over all other calls.

If you live in within the city/village limits of a municipal partner:
Contact local law enforcement

If you live within the city/village limits of a municipal partner, you must first report animal complaints to your municipal police department, municipal official or local law enforcement. Your municipal police department will either respond or request assistance from Macoupin County Animal Control. See the Macoupin County Animal Control Home page for a list of municipal partners.

If you live in within the city/village limits of a municipality not partnering with Macoupin County Animal Control:
If you live within the city/village limits of a municipality not partnering with Macoupin County Animal Control, your complaint call will be handled exclusively by municipal police department, municipal official or local law enforcement. See the Macoupin County Animal Control Home page for a list of municipalities not partnering with Macoupin County Animal Control. Macoupin County Animal Control responds to animal bites in jurisdictions not partnering with Macoupin County Animal Control.

Reporting Bites / Vicious Dogs

All bites must be reported to Macoupin County Animal Control according to State law, including bites by an ownerâ™s pet. If a bite occurs after normal office hours, report the bite immediately to the Macoupin County Sheriffâ™s Department at (217) 854-3135. Calls during normal working hours should be made to your local jurisdiction and Macoupin County Animal Control at (217) 854-4024.

Reporting Animal Neglect / Abuse

Animal neglect/abuse should be reported to the applicable jurisdiction in the same manner as general complaints. When reporting neglect/abuse, please report your name, telephone number and either a name or address of the location of the incident you are reporting as well as the nature of the abuse/neglect complaint. Anonymous calls will not be accepted. Information given to Macoupin County Animal Control is confidential between the administrator and the complainant.

To report abuse/neglect, contact Administrator Bertagnolli at (217) 854-4024 or e-mail at administrator@macoupincountyil.gov.

Relinquishing of Pets

If you would like to relinquish your pets, Macoupin County Animal Control would be happy to accept your pets for a small fee when space is available in the County shelter. If space is not available at the time of the call, you can be contacted when space becomes available. The fee is used by Macoupin County Animal Control to subside the day-to-day expense of caring for the animal in the facility until a suitable home is found.

For more information, contact Administrator Bertagnolli at (217) 854-4024 or e-mail at administrator@macoupincountyil.gov.

Adoption Services

Adoptions are made by appointment only. Macoupin County Animal Control encourages adoption of animals when possible. A small fee will apply to help support future adoptions. To schedule an adoption appointment, please contact Administrator Bertagnolli at (217) 854-4024 or e-mail at administrator@macoupincountyil.gov.

Rabies Vaccinations

All dogs and cats are required to be vaccinated for rabies at the age of 4 months and to be registered with County Animal Control. This requirement applies to all animals, even animals located within a city/village jurisdiction. A rabies vaccination is required every year. Three year vaccinations are available from your veterinarian. See the Fee Schedule on the homepage of Macoupin County Animal Control for the cost of rabies tags.

For more information, contact Administrator Bertagnolli at (217) 854-4024 or e-mail at administrator@macoupincountyil.gov.