Our Mission: Friends of DuPage County Animal Care and Control is a not-for-profit organization that provides unwanted and abandoned animals in DuPage County with a second chance at life by raising funds to ensure compassionate care and 'open admission' efforts that aim to never turn away an animal in need.

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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.

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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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 […]

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Friends of DCACC Foundation Helps Minimize Animal Stress

Thanks to your generous donations, animals at DCACC will be a little less stressed. The Friends of DCACC Foundation have purchased Feliway and Adaptil diffusers to place in the dog kennels and cat areas. These diffusers will distribute calming scents to the dogs and cats that are currently waiting at […]

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Rescue T-Shirts Now Available Online!

You can now order your favorite rescue t-shirt designs online.  Proceeds go towards helping homeless animals in DuPage County.

Go to shopdupageanimalfriends.com or click on photo to order!

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Ante Up For Animals: April 23, 2016

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 pets in the care of DuPage County.  This year we are excited to have a […]

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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 serving DuPage County. This is the first year […]

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

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 get ready for a running race but not sure […]