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Animal Control




  • The Henry County Animal Control Department registers all dogs that have been vaccinated against rabies pursuant to the Henry County Code 91.22, which states:
    “Every owner of a dog four months or more of age shall have each dog inoculated against rabies by a licensed veterinarian. Every dog shall have a second rabies vaccination within one year of the first…”
  • Each dog vaccinated against rabies is issued a numbered tag that can be used to identify the animal if it becomes lost.
  • The department is a Government owned and operated Animal Control Facility, certified and inspected by the State of Illinois, and is funded through vaccination registrations paid by the residents of Henry County. Please Visit our Wish List page to see what we are in need of at this time.
  • The Henry County Animal Control Department investigates all complaints of neglected and/or abused animals, animal bites, and persistent animal problems.
  • Responsible for containing loose and/or stray dogs and cats in the unincorporated areas of Henry County and those Towns and Villages with whom contracted.
  • Only handles Dogs and Cats - NO WILDLIFE PLEASE!
  • DNR wants us to leave wildlife alone.
  • Unless the animals are bleeding, DNR doesn't want them transported to rehabilitators, otherwise we are simply kidnapping them!
  • Websites to visit

    University of Illinois Extension Living with Wildlife

  • You may also contact DNR CPO Jamie Posateri at 309-830-0708
  • Henry County Animal Control doesn't trap wildlife.
    You can contact trappers

  • Bethel Wildlife
    309-334-2759  Minnaert, William
     309-299-4911  309-945-3112
     Woodhull, IL
     Geneseo, IL  

  • You can contact Animal Control for rehabilitator's numbers.

Animal Control

Rich Nelson, Warden
Cheryl Littrel, Deputy Warden

119 South East Road
P.O. Box 153
Cambridge, IL 61238

Office Hours:
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday - Friday

(309) 937-2266
(309) 937-2628

If you need immediate assistance and there is no answer contact the Henry County Sheriff's Office