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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Paulie’s Pals Walk to Save Senior Pets

Paulie’s story is one that started the same way for so many homeless pets in DuPage County. His owner passed away and he became the property of DuPage County Animal Care and Control (DCACC) in Wheaton. Understandably, Paulie, an 8-year-old, was frightened because his whole world was turned upside down. [...]

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! [...]

Pup’s Poker Run & Canine Cook Out

Thursday, June 9th 2016  6:00pm until 8:00pm Mallard Lake Forest Preserve of Schick Road in Hanover Park, IL Poker Run 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm  Cost = $10 Donation Scooter's Squad is running for the animals!  Join us on Thursday, June 9th at Mallard Lake Forest Preserve for the Poker Run. [...]