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Is Chicago Seeing More Foxes Than Usual? Not Quite, But Recent Sightings Spark Curiosity And Delight

Several foxes have been spotted throughout the city, leaving Chicagoans curious about where they came from and why they're showing up. Experts say you should "observe, not disturb" if you spot the creatures.


Chicago Animal Control Waiving Pet Adoption Fees And Providing Gifts For Rescued Animals

The agency will send adopted pets home with presents, including new collars, leashes, sweaters and toys.


Could City Tap Feral Cat Colonies To Keep Rats At Bay? Animal Control ‘Slowly’ Looking Into It

Animal Care and Control also needs more resources to get a handle on the city's coyotes, raccoons, skunks, rats and snakes, alderpeople told the agency's leader.


Free Pet Collars, Tags Available Tuesday To Help If Your Furry Friend Gets Lost

The city will give away 100 pet collars and tags 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday.


Animal Control Employee Sexually Assaulted 2 Coworkers, City Watchdog Says

An animal control worker was fired and a supervisor was suspended for failing to report the sexual assault to his superior, the city's Inspector General's report states.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Kitten Trapped In Car’s Engine Rescued By East Ukrainian Village Neighbors

A neighbor who cares for a feral cat colony alerted Animal Control and cops, to no avail. It took a nearby vet tech and the car's owner to save the kitten.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Too Many Coyotes, Raccoons And Barnyard Animals In Chicago, Aldermen Tell Animal Control

Wildlife roaming city neighborhoods proved a topic of concern among aldermen during a City Council budget hearing.


Chicago’s Week Of Coyote Trouble Continues As High School Put On Lockdown And Boy Recovers From ‘Concerning’ Attack

Coyotes have lived in Chicago for generations, said one city official, so it's not unusual to spot them. "The odd circumstance is there was actually an attack," she said.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Ban Farm Animals In Chicago? Ald. Lopez Wants Tighter Regulations After Goats, Gators And More Found

"Obviously, farm animals belong on a farm, not in an urban environment like this," said Ald. Ray Lopez (15th).

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Keeping An Alligator As A Pet In Chicago Is Not Only Illegal — It’s Cruel, Experts Say

After three gators were found in Chicago in the last month, experts are urging Chicagoans to avoid adopting the creatures, which suffer when held in too-small tubs or tanks.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Chance The Snapper Is Heading For ‘A Life of Luxury’ In Florida, Alligator Robb Says

The wily reptile who captivated Chicago is headed to a Florida gator farm, but expert trapper Frank Robb says he'll visit. “We will be buddies."

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Yes, There’s An Alligator Living In The Humboldt Park Lagoon … And Chicago Is Cheering It On

Chicago Police confirm there's a large reptile living in the otherwise serene lagoon.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

After 114 Chickens Found In A Chicago Garage, Animal Care & Control Needs Help Adopting Out 31 Roosters

Instead of euthanizing the chickens, Chicago Animal Care and Control is trying to adopt them out. There are 31 roosters who need your help.


Animal Control Volunteers Plea For Help Finding Homes For 45 Dogs As ‘Thanksgiving Wish’

The group says its "Thanksgiving wish" is that Chicagoans help them find homes and foster families for about 45 dogs who are at risk of being put down.


Clear The Shelters 2018: Here Are The Chicago Shelters Where You Can Adopt A New Pet This Weekend

Here's everything you need to know to adopt a dog or cat during Clear the Shelters 2018.


Protest Planned After Animal Control Director Ousted

The protest is planned for Tuesday evening.