Calls Pour In From People Concerned About Pets

CHICAGO (CBS) — The Anti-Cruelty Society says calls are pouring in from people concerned about how other people’s pets are being treated during the heat spell.

The Anti-Cruelty Society’s field service investigations manager Nicole Campos has barely gotten a break for the past couple of days.

She arranges for investigators to go out–after she gets calls from people concerned about animals left outdoors or generally mistreated.

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“This is probably the highest I’ve seen, other than our snowstorm this past winter,” Campos said.

She got a call from someone concerned about a rottweiler-mix named Lucky.

“The dog did not have any water. Did have kind of a makeshift shelter but no food or water,” Campos said. “Luckily, in this case we were able to speak with the owner, who understood.”

Understood that Lucky was better off in someone else’s care — so he signed him over.

And now Lucky will probably be up for adoption.

“Lucky is lucky,” Campos said “So we’re hoping Lucky can end up in a new home soon.”

Campos says she’d already gotten 40 calls by midday – from people concerned about the welfare of others’ pets.

Anti-Cruelty Society: 312-644-8338,

  • Dan

    What kind of people cannot figure out a way to give a dog some water in 100 degree heat? Those people are too negligent and mentally deficient to even be allowed to live in a civilized society…they should be shipped off to Africa.

  • Pat Frederickson

    Most cities and villages have ordinances prohibiting dogs (& kids) left alone in cars even for one minute. Call 911 and applaud when the owner of the vehicle is ticketed with a hefty fine for cruelty. Be kind to animals. Please.

  • Kat Doyle

    A concerned citizen was at Happiness is Pets in Lombard on Monday when a box truck — not refrigerated? — delivered some animals. It was 95 degrees on Monday. The son of the owner is in the video.

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