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Animal Control

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David Rose 6-4-15As a part of the Field Operations Division of the police department,  the Animal Warden handles requests and complaints from citizens dealing with domestic and wild animals, including birds and reptiles. He also counsels citizens on animal control problems and issues citations for violations of animal control ordinances. In addition, he apprehends and impounds stray animals and handles adoption of unwanted dogs and cats at the Evanston Animal Shelter. Visit the new Animal Shelter website by clicking here.

Trapping wildlife in Evanston

Most of the time Evanston residents and wildlife are able to cohabitate very nicely together. However, sometimes wildlife can become a problem to residents. If this happens, Evanston residents need to be aware that State Law requires a permit for each animal trapped. Trapping wildlife with their own trap without a permit is illegal and breaks State Law.

Residents may contact the Animal Warden at (847) 448-4311.


Animal RequestsReport animal inquiries and concerns
(Including issues with bats, bees, birds, dead animals, insects, mosquitoes and rodents.)

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