Animal Welfare League

A dog at the Animal Welfare League shelter in Chicago Ridge. (Credit: CBS)

Canine Flu Outbreak Creating Surplus Of Dogs At Suburban Shelter

The canine flu outbreak has halted adoptions at several area no-kill shelters, meaning there’s a surplus of animals.


One of eight dogs rescued from the Dolton Animal Hospital. Four other dogs were found dead. (Credit: Animal Welfare League)

Shelter To Inspect Potential Foster Homes Before Giving Out Rescued Dogs

Many people have called the Animal Welfare League in Chicago Ridge since Sunday, hoping to adopt one of the eight dogs taken there from the Dolton Animal Hospital.


Fire department divers and other rescue workers tend to a deer they pulled out of the icy Des Plaines River on Monday. An van from the Animal Welfare League took the deer away after it was wrapped in a blanket. (Credit: CBS)

Deer Dies After Firefighters Pull Buck From Icy River

Two divers from the Willow Springs Fire Department went into the water along the shore of Columbia Woods in Willow Springs to help free the deer from the ice.


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Best Places To Adopt A Dog

Dogs will always wait to greet you at the door, cuddle with you when you’re sad, and lend a floppy ear (with no judgmental feedback) when you need someone to listen to you. Chicago offers a few great places to go to and meet your new best friend.


A guinea pig is being rehabilitated at the Animal Welfare League after it and more than 200 animals were confiscated from a single home in Berwyn. (CBS)

Berwyn Home Stuffed With Animals Was ‘Hell Hole,’ Shelter Director Says

Animal-welfare officials are caring for the surviving animals pulled from a Berwyn home where a 14-year-old boy died earlier this week. CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reports.

CBS Chicago–09/10/2011

Animal Shelter

Burglars Strike Animal Welfare League Pet Shelter

Burglars struck the Animal Welfare League shelter on the city’s South Side earlier this week.

CBS Chicago–07/01/2011

Maywood Dogfight

Rescued Pit Bulls On Road To Recovery

Two pit bulls rescued from a Maywood dog fight are on the road to recovery.

CBS Chicago–01/11/2011