WCAS cutting overnight service hours due to staff shortage

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WINNEBAGO COUNTY, Ill. (WIFR) -- Winnebago County Animal Services will soon drop overnight service hours due to a staff shortage.

Starting August 5, WCAS will suspend overnight services between midnight and 6 a.m. Animal control officers will not be available to take calls during that window of time.

WCAS says there are five full-time officers working overtime to respond to animal complaints in Winnebago County. The organization is looking to hire two full-time officers.

WCAS will suspend overnight hours for the animal control officer response team until the new officers are hired. If you are interested in becoming an Animal Service Officer, click here​.