(CBS) — Cook 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.”

“There have been numerous stories of animals being euthanized simply because the owners couldn’t find them,” Fitchey said.

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He says Cook County does not a microchip database for pets and does not have a holding facility for strays, so it has to contract out for space for animals.

“All you have to do is take a look at the tragedy in Dolton recently, where scores of dead animals were found in a shelter that contracts with Cook County to take animals.”

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Fritchey says he wants to make sure the millions of dollars the county spends every years in the Animal and Rabies Control Department are being used appropriately and effectively.

He says he’ll introduce a resolution Wednesday calling on the inspector general to take a look at the department.

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Since this is a holiday, a response from a county spokesman was not immediately available.