(217) 425-4508 Phone
2820 East Parkway Drive  Decatur, IL 62526


Open to the Public
Monday thru Friday  -  12:00pm to 5:00pm
Saturday  -  12:00pm to 4:00pm
Holidays Closed   listed here
The Macon County Animal Control and Care Center is a municipal facility under the direct supervision of the Macon County Sheriff's Office.  Not only is the center committed to finding adoptable animals homes, they are also committed to the enforcement and prosecution of animal abuse. 

Our Mission is to do everything practical to assist in life preservation of animals within our community.  Unfortunately, part of our operation does include euthanizing animals under certain conditions when all other options have failed.  Our trained personnel limit the number of animals euthanized when at all possible.  That being said, we are not a "no kill" facility.  However, rest assured all is done within our means to avoid this task when possible.

We are the only "open admissions" facility in Macon County and that means no Macon County animal is ever turned away from the shelter regardless of health, age, breed or temperament. Most of the animals entering our shelter are lost or owner surrenders.  The remaining are comprised of animals seized by Animal Control Officers in animal cruelty/neglect cases or code enforcement cases.
Being the only open admission public animal shelter in Macon County means we never stop taking in animals, never take a breather on intake for a week, and we never limit new animals even if we have staff shortage.  Therefore, in order to treat every savable animal, significant resources are needed. This is why our partnership with the Decatur & Macon County Animal Shelter Foundation is so critical.  We are extremely Thankful for all of our valued partnerships with various rescues groups, Humane Society, Homeward Bound, enthusiastic adopters, army of compassionate volunteers, dedicated foster homes and the generosity of many Macon County donors and supporters.

Adopting a friend
If you are interested in any of our pets, please feel free to call or visit our facility. We do have an application process to assure that our pets receive the best home possible. Once you have filled out an application there can be up to a 24 to 48 hour wait. 
All pets will be spayed/neutered before leaving MCAC custody. They are current on all age appropriate vaccines, microchipped and tested for heartworms (dogs) or FELV (cats). Macon County Animal Control has a Veterinarian on staff. 

We accept payment in the form of cash or check only. Various Specials offered throughout the year.

FEES: $75.00

We reserve the right to deny any person for any reason. Our pets' welfare is our primary concern. If you live out of town, feel free to call us or e-mail us and someone will contact you.
We have various foster programs and special adoption events throughout the year.  Please contact our Adoption Coordinator for more information at 217-425-4508 or view our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/mcacadopt .
Sergeant Lou Ann Hollon