Animals

Marilyn is available for adoption.

KCAC Adoptable Pet of the Week

​If you come to visit Marilyn, a 1-year-old Siberian husky mix, it won...
Trail cam photo courtesy of Forest Preserve District of Kane County

Kane County Celebrates Its Largest Squirrel

On Groundhog Day, Kane County is celebrating its largest squirrel, als...
Northern leopard frogs are common throughout our region, but their coloration can make them hard to spot. Learn more about little Lithobates pipiens and other local frog species by participating in the Calling Frog Survey.

Good Natured: The Leopard Frog

​I guess you could say I have a history with frogs...
Obi is available for adoption.

KCAC Adoptable Pet of the Week

It might take a while for Obi, our neutered male, gray and white Neapo...
This year's Super Bowl will feature ads highlighting the 96% of Illinois farms that are family-owned.

Super Bowl Ads Put Spotlight On Illinois Farmers

​It's not difficult to find the connections between farming and footba...
Obi is Available for Adoption

Kane County Animal Control now Open Saturdays for Adoptions

Kane County Animal Control is now open for adoptions on Saturdays...
Bald-faced hornet nests, like this large one in St. Charles, are revealed when the leaves fall from the tree.  The former residents, a type of paper wasp, are gone but their frozen remains can provide valuable protein to winter wildlife

Good Natured: Frozen Hornets Nests Provide Nutrients For Winter Wildlife

​The old home sat at the corner of Fourth and Prairie Streets, a few b...
Several therapy K9s from Kane County law enforcement departments participated in recent training.

Kane County Therapy K9s Visit Autism School

​Several therapy K9s and their handlers from Kane County gathered rece...
Besides sharing the trait of being active in winter, these insects also share a common ancestor and are members of the insect infraorder Tipulomorpha.  The winter crane fly kept its wings while the snow fly did not.

Good Natured: Snow Flies

​At first we couldn't believe our eyes...
Roman, a white Great Pyrenees mix, was found as a stray and brought to Kane County Animal Control.

KCAC Pet of the Week: Meet Roman

It's hard not to fall in love with Roman, a 1-year-old white Great Pyr...
Rodent baits often have unintended consequences, traveling through food chains and accumulating in the bodies of higher-level consumers like the Cooper's Hawk.

Good Natured: Unintended Consequences of Poison Bait

​ Chances are, even if you're not a naturalist, you're probably acquai...
Pets in Winter

Pet Well-Being Checks and Kane County Animal Control

Throughout the year, Kane County Animal Control (KCAC) staff conduc...