Animal Care And Control

Missy, a pit bull since renamed "Monkey" is getting care at Found Chicago, after being left alone in a Chicago Animal Care and Control van for five days in April, with almost no food or water. (Credit: Steve Miller/WBBM)

Pit Bull Left Alone 5 Days Gaining Weight, But Still Weeks Away From Adoption

The 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.”

05/22/2015

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Dog Left In Animal Control Van For Days

A major benefactor of Chicago Animal Care and Control tells WBBM the latest foul-up at the facility is “unconscionable.”

04/24/2015

A Chicago Animal Care & Control  van. (Credit: CBS)

Petition Calls For City To Reverse Ordinance And Hold Stray Animals For 5 Days Instead Of 3

There’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.

03/30/2015

A Chicago Animal Care & Control  van. (Credit: CBS)

Cook Co. Commissioner Calls For Inspector General To Examine Animal And Rabies Control Department

Cook 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.”

01/19/2015

Better Government Association logo. (Credit: BGA)

BGA Suing City Over Blacked Out Emails About Animal Care And Control Commission

The Better Government Association is suing the Emanuel administration for blacking-out large chunks of emails about the troubled Chicago Animal Care and Control Commission.

08/12/2014

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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.

06/16/2014

Two deer wandered into Chicago's Gold Coast on Thursday. (Captured News)

One Deer Caught On Gold Coast Dies, Other Released

Animal 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.”

11/01/2013

Dogs in the custody of Chicago Animal Care and Control enjoy a new playlot. (Credit: Steve Miller/WBBM Newsradio)

Animal Control Dogs Get Some Much-Needed Play Space

The 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.

04/11/2012

Larry Subject (left) and Travis Wester (right) are both charged with animal cruelty after police found they had left 43 puppies inside a parked vehicle, in cramped containers without adequate food or water. (Credit: Chicago Police Department)

Judge Rules Animal Cruelty Defendants Can Get Puppies Back

Two Iowa men found last week in the west side Lawndale neighborhood with 43 puppies in their car can get them back.

CBS Chicago–02/17/2012

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Animal Control Looking For Coyotes That Surrounded Woman, Dogs

Chicago Animal Care and Control is trying to track down three coyotes that surrounded a woman and her two dogs in the Lincoln Park neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–12/07/2011

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Coyote Spotted Near McCormick Place

A coyote spotted near McCormick Place Friday morning has the city’s Animal Care and Control officials monitoring the situation.

WBBM Newsradio–07/08/2011