CHICAGO (CBS) — 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.
WBBM Newsradio’s Steve Miller reports the Facebook page of the Trio Animal Foundation faults Chicago Animal Control for not giving Tatum “the respect that she deserved” before she died.READ MORE: 3-Year-Old Shot In Calumet Heights
Graphic photos show Tatum’s 4 1/2 pound mammary tumor.
Trio founder Sue Naiden had her organization’s vets remove the tumor as soon as she could take custody of Tatum. She said Chicago Animal Control should have done more, sooner.
“There are some great people that work at Animal Care and Control. It’s just that their hands are tied. There’s only so much they can do. And everybody’s afraid to get in trouble,” she said.