Chicago Animal Care And Control

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

Shelters Turn More Often To Social Media To Find Homes For Animals

If you are an animal lover and spend a lot of time online, you have probably seen pleas from rescue groups seeking homes for unwanted dogs and cats. The area’s biggest no-kill shelter welcomes the trend.


Tatum, a stray mastiff-terrier mix, had a ruptured tumor when she was picked up by Chicago Animal Care and Control, but vets advised against surgery, and Tatum died after an animal welfare group took Tatum and removed the tumor. (Credit: Trio Animal Foundation)

Animal Welfare Group Blasts City’s Treatment Of Stray Dog

The death of a diseased, stray mastiff-terrier mix named Tatum has drawn more than 4,000 comments on the Facebook page of an animal welfare group that’s taking Chicago Animal Care and Control to task.


BGA: Animal Control Mistakes Led To Deaths Of 2 Dogs

Chicago’s Animal Care and Control is charged with controlling and caring for unwanted or abused animals, but a WBBM investigation with the Better Government Association has uncovered recent mistakes that killed two dogs at the South Side facility.


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

Mayor Denies Backlog Of Animal Neglect Complaints

Mayor Rahm Emanuel denied the city has a backlog of unchecked complaints to Chicago’s Animal Care and Control, despite hundreds of calls getting no response, some since as far back as August.


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

Why Is City Taking So Long To Answer Animal Neglect Complaints?

Chicago Animal Care and Control receives a lot of calls; approximately 58,000 requests for service a year.


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

Hundreds Of Complaints To City About Animal Neglect Left Unanswered

During some of the coldest days of this winter, Chicago Animal Care and Control left dozens of calls unanswered about possible inhumane treatment of pets. Overall, more than 300 such calls got no response in December an January.


Animal Care and Control Facility. (Credit: CBS)

Animal Control Worker Seriously Injured In Pit Bull Attack

An animal control worker was seriously injured after being mauled by a pit bull Monday morning, according to Chicago Fire Media.


Chicago Animal Care & Control workers remove two pit bulls from a house in the 9100 block of South Paxton Avenue on Aug. 14, 2014, several days after squatters abandoned the animals there. (Credit: Mike Krauser)

Dogs Rescued From House Where Squatters Abandoned Them

Three Animal Care & Control workers went into the home in the 9100 block of South Paxton Avenue through a broken window, and captured the dogs using snares

WBBM Newsradio–08/14/2013

This dog was rescued from the ice on Lake Michigan at Jackson harbor on Jan. 22, 2013. (Credit: Chicago Animal Care and Control)

City Still Searching For Owner Of Dog Rescued From Ice

The one-year old German Shepherd mix continues to be cared for at the Chicago Animal Care and Control facility on 27th Street and Western Avenue.

WBBM Newsradio–01/24/2013

Dog Teeth (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Police Shoot And Kill Pit Bull On SW Side

A Chicago Police officer shot and killed a pit bull which attacked other pets Tuesday morning in the Garfield Ridge neighborhood on the Southwest Side.


City Hall

Chicago Animal Care And Control Director Fired

The executive director of Chicago’s Animal Care and Control department was fired Friday, a move she said “was a complete surprise to me.”


Someone at the CTA Blue Line's Logan Square station early on Feb. 27, 2012. (Source: YouTube)

Cop Removes Rooster From Blue Line Subway Tracks

It’s not unusual for the CTA to have to temporarily halt service on one of its trains because of an object or a person on the train tracks, but a live rooster? That’s what happened early Monday morning in the Logan Square neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–02/27/2012

Two of the 43 puppies that police officers found in a parked vehicle, inside cramped containers without adequate food or water. Two Iowa men were charged with animal cruelty after the puppies were found. (Credit: Chicago Animal Care & Control)

Judge To Rule On Whether Rescued Puppies Can Go Up For Adoption

A hearing is being held Thursday to determine the future for 43 puppies that were found in a cramped parked vehicle last week.

CBS Chicago–02/16/2012

Nightmare the cat is recovering at the Chicago Animal Care and Control. (Credit: Chicago Animal Care and Control)

Man Accused Of Kicking Kitten Like A Football

A 22-year-old South Side man is in the county jail – accused of kicking a kitten like it was a football.


Isis, a shepherd terrier mix who was abandoned on the West Side and beaten by kids with bats and broomsticks in December 2011, was moved to a foster home a month and a half later. (Credit: Chicago Animal Care and Control)

Dog Abandoned And Attacked On West Side Now In Foster Home

Isis, the shepherd terrier mix who was abandoned in the cold by her owners and then attacked by children with baseball bats, is now in a foster home.

CBS Chicago–01/19/2012

Inmates Clean Animal Shelter

Animal Control Director: Facility Has Improved Dramatically

The city’s Director of Animal Care and Control says onetime problems at the sprawling facility at 27th Street and Western Avenue are well under control these days.

WBBM Newsradio–12/30/2011

Dog Park

City To Begin Cracking Down On Unlicensed Dogs Next Year

If your dog doesn’t have a city license – a dog tag – and you live in Chicago, you might end up paying a fine after the first of the year.


Animal Shelter

Despite Bad Economy, Shelters See Fewer Unwanted Pets

The City of Chicago takes in 20,000 unwanted animals every year, and while most have to be euthanized, the city is doing better than most.

WBBM Newsradio–09/27/2011

East Lakeview Deer

City Wants To Move Deer Family Out Of Boystown

The City of Chicago wants to move three residents of the Boystown neighborhood to another part of town – because other residents may be killing them with kindness.

CBS Chicago–06/16/2011