Losing a pet may be a very stressful situation. Here are some suggestions to increase your chances of being united:
Immediately contact the police information desk at (847) 289-2500.
The police department transports recovered pets to the Golf Rose Animal Shelter, located in Schaumburg.
To see if your pet has been located, contact them at (847) 885-2122.
Contact your friends or neighbors to assist with the search.
Post flyers throughout your neighborhood..
There is a stray cat living around my residence/business, what can I do?
The department does not capture stray cats. However, if the cat poses an immediate threat, such as the cat is ill or attacking someone, contact the non-emergency line at (847) 289-2700 and ask for an animal control dispatch.
Should I approach an unfamiliar, loose dog?
Never approach an unfamiliar, loose dog. The dog may appear friendly and curious, but it may bite a stranger who attempts to pet or capture it. Instead, contact the non-emergency line at (847) 289-2700 and ask for an animal control dispatch. If possible, until police arrival, contain the dog in a fenced in yard or garage.
Will the Elgin Police Department pick up a wild animal from my residence/business?
It depends on the disposition of the animal. A non-aggressive animal is classified as a nuisance animal complaint. You, as the homeowner, should contact a licensed animal trapper to come to your residence and remove the animal. Refer to the animal removal services listed in the yellow pages.
An aggressive animal may pose a threat to your safety. Contact the non-emergency line at (847) 289-2700 and ask for an animal control dispatch.
What should I do if there are bats inside my residence/business?
Do not attempt to capture a bat.
Contact the non-emergency line at (847) 289-2700 and ask for an animal control dispatch.