Shelters Turn More Often To Social Media To Find Homes For AnimalsIf 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.
Animal Welfare Group Blasts City's Treatment Of Stray DogThe 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 DogsChicago'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.
Mayor Denies Backlog Of Animal Neglect ComplaintsMayor 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.
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.
Hundreds Of Complaints To City About Animal Neglect Left UnansweredDuring 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 Control Worker Seriously Injured In Pit Bull AttackAn animal control worker was seriously injured after being mauled by a pit bull Monday morning, according to Chicago Fire Media.
Dogs Rescued From House Where Squatters Abandoned ThemThree 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
City Still Searching For Owner Of Dog Rescued From IceThe 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.
Police Shoot And Kill Pit Bull On SW SideA Chicago Police officer shot and killed a pit bull which attacked other pets Tuesday morning in the Garfield Ridge neighborhood on the Southwest Side.
Chicago Animal Care And Control Director FiredThe executive director of Chicago’s Animal Care and Control department was fired Friday, a move she said “was a complete surprise to me.”
Cop Removes Rooster From Blue Line Subway TracksIt'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.