Friends of DuPage County Animal Care & Control Foundation

Our Mission: DuPage Animal Friends strengthens the life-saving, compassionate and innovative initiatives at the county shelter. We partner with the shelter to understand the needs of our community's animals, providing financial resources and advocacy on their behalf.

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Do you know?

How many people help care for DCACC's animals?

Did you know?

DCACC’s animals are cared for by 20 expert staff members and over 200 dedicated volunteers!

Reese in a scarfDCACC is the only Open Admission shelter in DuPage County.  No animal is turned away.

The number of animals taken in by DCACC last year.
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Do You Know?

Where DCACC gets its revenue from?

NO TAX PAYER DOLLARS FUND THE SHELTER. They operate solely on revenues from the sale of rabies registration tags, surrender and adoption fees, fines and PRIVATE DONATIONS FROM CARING PEOPLE LIKE YOU!

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Volunteer Spotlight: Ruth & Rich Byrne

Spotlight Saturday is here! Each Saturday we will feature one of the many DCACC Volunteers. This week we are in for a treat. Not one, but two DCACC volunteers are featured! This week's volunteers are Ruth & Rich Byrne. Ruth and Rich have been volunteering at DCACC for 5 years. [...]

Spotlight Saturday

Spotlight Saturday is here! Each Saturday we will feature one of the many DCACC Volunteers. Volunteers at DCACC can fill many roles but the goal of all volunteers is to love on the animals. This week's volunteer is Anne. Anne is an amazing person with a golden heart! [...]

See Your Impact In His Eyes

How many of you remember Porkchop? It was discovered that he had entropion, a condition where the eyelids turn inward. This creates extreme irritation as the eyelashes and skin rub against the surface of the eye. Through the CRITICAL CARE FUND, Porkchop was able to get the corrective surgery necessary [...]

Ante Up For Animals: April 23, 2016

Event Info Sponsor Us (PDF) Purchase 50/50 Raffle Tickets Ante Up For Animals Saturday, April 23, 2016 | 7:00 pm Medinah Shriners Banquets | Addison, IL Ante Up For Animals is a celebration of DuPage County Animal Care & Control supporters and the largest fundraiser benefiting homeless [...]

5th Annual DuPage Human Race – April 30, 2016

DuPage Human Race Saturday, April 30, 2016 | 9:00 AM The Esplanade at Locust Point, 1901 W. Butterfield Road, Downers Grove Register today for the 5th Annual DuPage Human Race! The Human Race is a community event & fundraiser that benefits over 65 non-profit organization [...]

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11th Annual Lilac Mutt Strut 5K & 1-Mile Puppy Path

Join Team Scooter's Squad Saturday, May 14 2016 @ 8:00am Lilacia Park Lombard, IL As Scooter's Squad Team Members, you'll receive special admission to the Scooter's Squad Team Area, access to group training sessions and you'll be helping homeless pets in DuPage County!  Are you looking to [...]