Mayor Backs Animal Control Boss Amid Questions In Dog's DeathMayor Rahm Emanuel's office says the mayor supports the new head of Animal Care and Control, despite an alderman's questions about leadership and treatment of animals at the Southwest Side facility.
Aldermen Seek To Equip Animal Control Workers With Pet Microchip ReadersTwo aldermen have crafted a pet-friendly ordinance to help strays get back home faster, and make it easier for Chicago to become a no-kill city.
3 Animal Control Workers Suspended After Dog Left In Van For 5 DaysThree Chicago Animal Care and Control workers responsible for leaving a dog in a van for five days have been suspended, even though the city’s inspector general recommended two of them be fired.
Protesters Demonstrate Outside Animal Control Facility After Release Of Video Showing Dog Dragged By StaffWBBM’s Mike Krauser reports they held signs reading “Doge lives matter” and “Animals lives matter.”
Animal Care And Control Releases Security Video Showing Staff Drag Dog By NeckSecurity video just released by the Chicago dog pound shows the staff dragging a lifeless-looking dog by his neck across the room moments before he died.
Chicago Looking For New Director Of Animal Care And ControlCity Hall is beginning a search for a new director of the troubled Animal Care and Control, reports WBBM's Steve Miller.
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.
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."
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.