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.
BGA Suing City Over Blacked Out Emails About Animal Care And Control CommissionThe Better Government Association is suing the Emanuel administration for blacking-out large chunks of emails about the troubled Chicago Animal Care and Control Commission.
BGA Sues City To Release Video Of Dog Possibly Being Choked To Death As WBBM has reported, employees at Chicago Animal Care and Control apparently choked a dog to death in March - and now the Better Government Association is suing the city for not releasing the videotaped evidence of that incident.
BGA: Animal Control Mistakes Led To Deaths Of 2 DogsChicago'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.
City Worker Rescues Dog From Roof Of Vacant HouseNeighbors said the dog had been up there for three days.
Mayor Denies Backlog Of Animal Neglect ComplaintsMayor Rahm Emanuel denied the city has a backlog of unchecked complaints to Chicago's Animal Care and Control, despite hundreds of calls getting no response, some since as far back as August.
Why Is City Taking So Long To Answer Animal Neglect Complaints?Chicago Animal Care and Control receives a lot of calls; approximately 58,000 requests for service a year.
Hundreds Of Complaints To City About Animal Neglect Left UnansweredDuring some of the coldest days of this winter, Chicago Animal Care and Control left dozens of calls unanswered about possible inhumane treatment of pets. Overall, more than 300 such calls got no response in December an January.
Animal Control Worker Seriously Injured In Pit Bull AttackAn animal control worker was seriously injured after being mauled by a pit bull Monday morning, according to Chicago Fire Media.