Animal Services

General Information

St. Clair County Animal Services oversees Animal Control and Dr. Tom Amlung Pet Adoption Center. Animal Control is responsible for enforcing Illinois State Statutes and St. Clair County Ordinances pertaining to dogs and cats; impounding animals found to be in violation of those laws; investigating Bite incidents; investigating complaints of inhumane treatment of companion pets.

The Animal Control Center is the holding facility for stray and surrendered companion pets in St. Clair County.

Dr. Tom Amlung Adoption Center places pets from Animal Control in new homes.

All pets are rabies vaccinated, spayed/neutered, and microchipped prior to adoption.

For questions regarding our facility or services, please call 618-235-0585.

After Hours Emergency - St. Clair County Sheriff Dispatch (618) 277-3505

Animal Control Officers do not respond to routine calls such as stray animals, barking animal, non-life threatening humane cares. Common emergency calls include biting incidents, aggressive animals attacking.  An Animal Control officer will assess the complaint to determine if immediate action is warranted.

You may wish to call your local police department first, depending on the emergency.

Additional Information

Report an Animal Bite:

Animal Bites, no matter how minor they may seem, can be very serious.  It is the responsibility of anyone with knowledge of animal bite to report the bite to the Animal Control Center.  Seeking medical attention is always recommended.  Reporting animal bites aid in the prevention of the spread of rabies.

Rabies Information

Rabies is a deadly disease caused by a virus that attacks the central nervous system.  The virus is present primarily in the saliva, brain tissue and spinal fluid of a rabid animal.  Rabies can affect all mammals.

Pets can be protected from rabies by having them inoculated annually by your Veterinarian.

Animal Registration

Animal Registration fees are used to provide for the public safety as well as housing of stray and unwanted animals.

Every owner of a dog or cat,4 months of age and older, are required by law to have them inoculated against rabies by a licensed Veterinarian. 

Every dog and cat shall have a second rabies vaccination within one year of the first and every subsequent year.


Fee Chart

We accept cash, check, or money order. Payment is accepted through the mail or at the office (during business hours).

Canine/Feline Registration –  Spayed/Neutered $15.00
Canine/Feline Registration – Unaltered $35.00
Adoption Fee Canine $95.00
Adoption Fee Feline $70.00
Public Safety Fine $ 25.00
Running at Large $10.00
Rabies Inoculation $20.00
Boarding (per day)  $5.00
Bite Case Rabies Exam   $30.00
Microchip $15.00
Department Info
Thomas Holbrook - County Clerk
Ashley Jett


Animal Services

1250 S. 11th Street
Belleville, Il 62226

Business Hours:
M-F 8:30am - 12:00pm
and 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Pet Adoption Center

1250 S. 11th Street
Belleville, Il 62226

Business Hours:
M-F 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Sat 10:00am - 4:00pm


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