Animal Control

Glen Carbon Pets


618-288-2639 OR DISPATCH 618-288-7226

Reporting Lost or Found Animals
Pets that are reported to the Glen Carbon Animal Control are entered into the in house computer system as well as put on a list for officers to reference lost or found animals. The information needed from the person involved:
  • Lost or found, describe incident
  • Description of animal, temperament, name, collar, tags, or micro chipped
  • Call back phone number, cell number, and address

Tools for Lost or Found Animals-PET FAX
Our next step is to fax to area agencies a PET FAX which has all the information about the incident, the animal, and contact numbers. There is such a thin line between our municipalities that a lost or found animal could easily be over looked if picked up by another agency. A full description of the pet and the incident is sent to surrounding police departments, veterinarian offices, Madison County Rabies Control, and the Edwardsville Intelligencer for a free ad in the Lost / Found section of the local newspaper.

High tech tools-SCANNERS
We scan all domestic animals that we come in contact with for a microchip. Micro chipping is the easiest way to find an owner and our newest scanner is universal and reads even the European microchips that are a different frequency and are not detected by the other scanners. Remember to register your pet once it is micro chipped and update your registry if you relocate.

Partnering with Madison County Rabies Control
All Bite Cases should be reported to the Glen Carbon Police 618-288-7226 or Madison County Rabies Control 618-692-1700. We work closely to verify and complete Bite Reports, to insure data and reporting of bite incidents is correctly relayed to the State of Illinois. There are guidelines for bite cases that are in place for your health and safety. All animals are required to have an annual or three year Rabies Vaccination, the fees for an unvaccinated animal that bites are significant and another tool to assure residents keep their animals disease free. Seldom do we respond to a vicious animal bite in Glen Carbon, most our bite incidents are accidental or miscommunication between humans and pets.

We also work closely with Madison County Rabies Control sharing information making every effort to locate Glen Carbons Pets as soon as possible that are found by their Animal Control Officers.

Rabies Clinic

The Annual Drive-Thru Rabies Clinic

The Glen Carbon Police Annual Drive-Thru Rabies Clinic is offered to everyone but designed for Glen Carbon Residents that have pets in need of their yearly inoculations. The rabies clinic is held annually the first week of April in conjunction with National Bite Prevention Week. The sally port of the Public Safety Facility is transformed into a drive through facility to expedite the registering and inoculation process, making the clinic experience safe, comfortable and expedient. The procedure consists of filling out paper work while you wait in your car, driving into the Sally Port, opening the car door or hatch and so the doctor can administer services to the pet, pay for your services, then exit.

Available services include:

  • Tests and preventative treatments
  • Avid Micro Chipping of Pet
  • Inoculation of Pet

Minimum fees are charged to cover the cost of the micro chipping supplies and vaccines used for inoculation. Participants may also pay Madison County Animal Control fees and purchase common pet medications on site.

The clinic provides pet owners an opportunity to keep their pets immunized, in a manner that is a positive experience, convenient, and cost effective. Any questions, suggestions, or comments about the Rabies Clinic or the Animal Control Division are always welcome at the desk of the Animal Control Officer Jamie Foster 618-288-2639 or Email.

Wild Animals and Trapping

As a service to the residents of the Village of Glen Carbon nuisance animals are trapped five days a week as long as weather permits. These cute little critters can cause extensive damage to attics, wiring, roofing, soffits, and more. The Public Safety Officers set and check live humane traps daily but Mother Nature is our guide. The weather controls our trapping; no animal should suffer in a live trap due to some of our extreme Midwestern elements, so there is no trapping during heat warnings in summer and excessive miserable conditions in the winter. Residents enjoy the village’s diverse environment of living next to nature with the woods at our door step however that makes it more important to keep out door trash cans cleaned and sealed, dog food bins locked, and bird feeder moved away from the residence. A smelly trash can and a bunch of sun flower seeds is just the lure these animals need to come out of the woods. Feeding these cute little animals is not an option; they develop a dependence on handouts and then have become aggressive toward the hand that fed them. White bread, popcorn, chips is not a normal balanced diet for wild animals and then we wonder why they don’t act normal and balanced when they try to get into your house, they need to hunt and forge their own natural food.

Summertime is always a challenge for Public Safety Officers in Animal Control because the spring time litters are now summertime’s teenager pups that seem to find just as much mischief as their human counterparts. Some animals are moving into subdivisions and neighborhood to protect their young from a coyote problem that plagues the Midwest, if there is a fawn laying in your landscaping you can be assured she is being watched by momma. If you see Red Fox playing in the shadows of trees bordering your yard consider yourself lucky and probably mole and mouse free. Ground Hogs and Skunks are another story, very destructive, very smelly, when they decide to move right next to your foundation, they are trapped and removed. Attempting to make pets of these wild animals is illegal and the Department of Natural Resources has stringent laws and guidelines for a Wildlife Rescuer. Some of wildlife carries a host of diseases that they tolerate or circum to which is another reason not to touch. The benefits of nature in Glen Carbon are abundant and we are here to help keep wild animals wild, in their natural habitat and only when they become pest do we act to remove or relocate these critters.

Questions and comments are welcome at the Glen Carbon Public Safety Officers office. Contact Jamie Foster 618-288-2639 or email.