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.


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.


When Georgia Lee Dvorak of Berwyn died, she left behind her 11-year-old cat, “Boots.” (Credit: Georgia Lee Dvorak estate)

Orphaned Cat Saved From Execution Adopted By Missouri Woman

A Missouri woman has adopted a Chicago cat once condemned to death in the will of her late owner.

CBS Chicago–07/05/2012

Adelor The Lion

Adelor The Lion Dies At Lincoln Park Zoo

Adelor the African lion, one of the most popular animals at the Lincoln Park Zoo, has passed away.

CBS Chicago–02/01/2012

Dog Prints

Dangerous Dog Put Down After Mistakes, Another Bite

Officials in Kendall County say Moose the dog will not hurt anyone else ever again.

CBS Chicago–08/02/2011

Dog Prints

Dog That Bit Boy Adopted Out; Wrong Dog Put Down

Officials in Kendall County say a dog that bit a 6-year-old boy at a shelter was put up for adoption, while another dog that had done nothing wrong was euthanized.

CBS Chicago–07/29/2011

More than 50 cats were removed from his Cicero home, which officials say was covered in filth inside. (CBS)

81 Cats Found At Cicero Home Euthanized

Veterinarians euthanized all 81 cats found on the property of an elderly Cicero woman because the animals were infected with feline leukemia.


File Photo Of Pitbull  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Dog Found Left In Cage In Garage Put To Sleep

A $1,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of whoever left a dog to die in a garage in northwest suburban Harvard.