CHICAGO (CBS) — Mayor 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.
Ald. Raymond Lopez (15th) has been asking Animal Care and Control to provide him with documents about the death of a female pit bull named Devyn, and he said what he’s received so far raises some questions.
“Not only this dog, but at least 76 others that we’ve identified that have died in the shelter’s care for unexplained reasons; and that could be for a multitude of reasons, whether it’s health, whether it’s age,” he said. “But we’re also looking to see if it was in any way connected to the treatment and level of humane care that they may or may not be receiving within the department.”