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Animal Control

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Franklin County Animal Control

Supervisor Bobbie Overturf
Administrator Dr. John Spence, DVM
13163 Oddfellow Lane
Benton, Illinois 62812
Phone: 618-439-9197
Fax: 618-435-6360

Hours:
Monday through Friday 7:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.

Franklin County Animal Control Facility

Our Mission

The mission of the Franklin County Animal Control is to provide animal control services throughout the County of Franklin consistent with the Franklin County Animal Control Ordinance and Illinois Animal Control Act.

Looking to adopt?

Check out our current adoptable animals on our Facebook Page.

Our Services

  • Respond to calls for service related to domestic animals, and seek veterinarian care if needed.
  • Maintain the Franklin County Animal Control Facility.
  • Provide efforts to reunite lost animals with their families.
  • Enforce local ordinance and state statue concerning animal welfare in conjunction with local law enforcement.
  • Provide education to the public on proper animal care in a continuing effort to end animal abuse and neglect. If you see something, say something!
  • Work with various agencies and licensed animal rescue organizations in an effort to find good homes for as many adoptable animals as possible.

Schedule of Fees

This is a current list of fees for Franklin County Animal Control services.

* Note: Animal Control personnel will issue a payment receipt for all collected fees.

This fee is collected when an animal is declared adoptable by Animal Control personnel and is selected for adoption by a new owner.
This fee is collected when an animal is declared adoptable by Animal Control personnel and is selected for adoption by a new owner.
When an animal is impounded due to a bite situation the animal will be quarantined for 10 days. After the 10 day period, if an animal is declared rabies free by a vet the animal will be eligible for owner pick up.
*Plus additional $5.00 per day for kenneling fee.
This fee is implemented when an animal is found by the owners and picked up. The initial fee is $25 with an additional $5 each day impounded.