Supervisor Bobbie Overturf
Administrator Dr. John Spence, DVM

Mission and Services

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.
Franklin County Animal Control provides the following 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.

Wanting to adopt? Check out our most recent adoptable animals on the Franklin County Animal Control Facebook Page!

Contact Information

Franklin County Animal Control

13163 Oddfellow Lane

Benton, Illinois 62812


(618) 439-9197


(618) 435-6360