Animal Control

The Police Department oversees the animal control operations within the Village of Arlington Heights. The Animal Control Unit’s functions include, but are not necessarily limited to:

  • Enforcing local and state animal control and welfare laws 
  • Investigating animal cruelty and neglect
  • Responding to stray domestic animal complaints
  • Overseeing records of lost and found animals
  • Responding to domestic animal complaints
  • Performing animal bite investigations
  • Providing referrals and recommendations when appropriate
Animal Control Officers undergo extensive training to handle incidents involving both domestic and wildlife animals. The Animal Control Unit is available to assist residents and businesses. In-progress animal issues such as: dogs running loose, animal bites, injured wildlife, etc. should be reported through 911. For other non-emergency concerns or questions, please contact the Animal Control Unit by calling 847.368.5300.

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