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Adoption Fees Will Be Waived At Animal Care And Control This Weekend — And Alligator Robb Wants You To Adopt A Non-Gator Friend

The event kicks off noon Saturday at the Animal Care and Control shelter.

Expert trapper Frank Robb poses with a dog at Animal Care and Control Wednesday.
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PILSEN — Now that Chance the Snapper has been captured and is making his way to “a life of luxury” in Florida, Chicago Animal Care and Control and expert trapper Frank Robb are urging Chicagoans to adopt furry dogs and cats in need this weekend.

Animal Care and Control will waive the fee to adopt all cats and dogs six months and older from noon-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at their headquarters, 2741 S. Western Ave.

Hundreds of dogs and cats are in need of homes, said Kelley Gandurski, executive director of Animal Care and Control.

“These are great pets to have,” Gandurski said. “Alligators are not. While we loved the attention that the alligator brought to the city, to the city parks, and [he] brought everyone together, we really want to see that love down here at Animal Care and Control.”

On Wednesday, Robb, fresh off a media tour of the city, stopped by the Animal Care and Control shelter to urge Chicagoans to adopt dogs and cats.

“There are pets down here that really need a home. Come help them out,” Robb said after spending time with some of the dogs up for adoption. “Come out and really take a chance and snap up a dog or cat.”

Credit: Mauricio Peña/Block Club Chicago
Expert trapper Frank Robb poses with a dog at Animal Care and Control Wednesday.

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