Animals captured and impounded by the City of St. Charles may be reclaimed by the owner upon presentation of an up-to-date vaccination certificate and payment of the following fee:

First impound - $35
Second impound - $50
Third impound - $85 and summons

Bite Investigation

When an animal bites a person or another animal and a complaint is filed, an investigation is required. The cost for the investigation is the responsibility of the offending animal's owner. If the animal must be impounded at the Animal Shelter, there will be a $10 Bite Report fee plus a $10 per day room and board fee for the 10 days. If the animal is quarantined at home there are guidelines the owner must abide by for the 10 days.