NORTH CHICAGO, Ill. (CBS) — The North Chicago dog pound has been accused of leaving half a dozen dogs without food and water for five days, but now the mayor of North Chicago says that’s not accurate.
It was Waukegan officials who were quoted as saying the North Chicago dog pound had left six dogs uncared for; that, when Waukegan workers happened to go by the North Chicago pound at 14th Street and Rankin Avenue last week, they saw dogs unfed, unwatered and left in their own filth for five days.
North Chicago Mayor Leon Rockingham says it was not five days.
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“It’s possibly the one day that might have been affected,” he said. “Even that is not acceptable. The one day is not acceptable.”
Rockingham says someone has to be reprimanded for that.
“At some point, someone’s gotta be held accountable for it,” he said.
He says the regular worker at the dog pound was on approved leave, and his replacement – a police officer – injured his knee and was not able to work and told his superiors in the police department.
But Rockingham says no one stepped in to care for the dogs.