Winnebago County Animal Services holding reduced-fee ‘Octo-Purr’ adoption event


ROCKFORD – Winnebago County Animal Services (WCAS) is inviting all interested adopters to “Fall in Love This Octo-Purr!” On Friday, Oct. 16 and Saturday, Oct. 17, WCAS is offering reduced-fee cat and kitten adoptions. Adult cats are just $5 to adopt, while kitten adoptions are only $50.
“Our cat and kitten population has remained steady, even as we’ve entered into the fall months,” says Adoption and Volunteer Program Coordinator, Amber Pinnon.“We have plenty of loving pets ready and waiting to go home. This adoption event is the perfect opportunity for anyone who has been thinking about adopting to visit our shelter and find a match!”
In order to adopt, you must have an approved adoption application by WCAS. Adopters are encouraged to have their application pre-approved prior to the event. Adoption applications can be submitted online by visiting or by visiting WCAS, located at 4517 N. Main St. in Rockford.
All adoptions include a wellness exam, spay or neuter, microchip, vaccinations including a one year rabies shot, flea and tick preventative, and more. Winnebago County residents also receive a one year rabies registration tag.

Additional requirements are as follows:
Adopters must be at least 18 years old or older
Must show a state-issued photo ID
All cats and dogs in the household must be current with a rabies vaccination and county pet license
Little or no animal complaints on record
The WCAS Auxiliary (WCASA) is sponsoring this limited time event. The WCASA is a not for profit group of animal concerned citizens that work towards making a difference for the animals while under the care of WCAS.
To help Winnebago County Animal Services save more lives, adopt a companion animal, view hours of adoption, or to volunteer, please visit their website at or call 815-319-4100.