Animal Care And Control

Pit Bull Left Alone 5 Days Gaining Weight, But Still Weeks Away From AdoptionThe one-year-old pit bull mix that was left alone in a Chicago city dog pound van for at least five days last month is now a step closer to getting her "forever home."
Dog Left In Animal Control Van For DaysA major benefactor of Chicago Animal Care and Control tells WBBM the latest foul-up at the facility is "unconscionable."
Petition Calls For City To Reverse Ordinance And Hold Stray Animals For 5 Days Instead Of 3There's an on-line petition drive to get the city of Chicago to reverse an ordinance approved last fall - and go back to holding stray animals for five days instead of just three.
Cook Co. Commissioner Calls For Inspector General To Examine Animal And Rabies Control DepartmentCook County Commissioner John Fritchey wants the inspector general to look into practices of the county Animal and Rabies Control Department, which he calls "fractured and unregulated."
BGA Suing City Over Blacked Out Emails About Animal Care And Control CommissionThe Better Government Association is suing the Emanuel administration for blacking-out large chunks of emails about the troubled Chicago Animal Care and Control Commission.
BGA Sues City To Release Video Of Dog Possibly Being Choked To Death As WBBM has reported, employees at Chicago Animal Care and Control apparently choked a dog to death in March - and now the Better Government Association is suing the city for not releasing the videotaped evidence of that incident.
One Deer Caught On Gold Coast Dies, Other ReleasedAnimal Care and Control was called and tranquilized both animals. One of the deer had a badly injured leg, and "did not survive the stress of this ordeal."
Animal Control Dogs Get Some Much-Needed Play SpaceThe dogs at Chicago Animal Care and Control are getting some new space - donated, fenced play lots - aimed at keeping them healthier and getting them adopted.
Judge Rules Animal Cruelty Defendants Can Get Puppies BackTwo Iowa men found last week in the west side Lawndale neighborhood with 43 puppies in their car can get them back.
Animal Control Looking For Coyotes That Surrounded Woman, DogsChicago Animal Care and Control is trying to track down three coyotes that surrounded a woman and her two dogs in the Lincoln Park neighborhood.
Coyote Spotted Near McCormick PlaceA coyote spotted near McCormick Place Friday morning has the city's Animal Care and Control officials monitoring the situation.