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Chicago Animal Care and Control

Chicago Animal Care and Control
Chicago Animal Care and Control

Take Home A New Furry Friend This Weekend At Pop-Up Dog Adoption Event With Animal Control

Chicago Animal Care and Control is partnering with the Amazon Pop Up in Chicago and the BISSELL Pet Foundation to find homes for dozens of dogs this weekend.


Want To Help Birds Flying South For The Winter? Turn Off Your Lights This Weekend

Animal Care and Control is urging Chicagoans to turn off their lights this weekend to help the thousands of birds migrating through Chicago.


Chicago Shelters Are Full Again — And Struggling To Save Pets’ Lives: ‘We’re Not Going To Sugarcoat It. Things Aren’t Good’

In April 2020, every animal was adopted from Chicago animal control for the first time. Now, shelters and rescue groups are struggling as they're "inundated" with animals in need.


Animal Rescuers Find 41 Cats In Northwest Side Home — And More May Be Trapped Inside

After a homeowner died, neighbors spotted numerous cats in the home's windows, prompting rescuers to get involved. Now, they need your help.

Albany Park

Ludlow Charlingtons Cafe In Lincoln Park Raises Cash To Support Pet Adoptions From City Shelter

The coffee shop at 2425 N. Clark St. is donating 50 percent of its merchandise proceeds to Friends of Chicago Animal Care and Control.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Rabbits Are Being Abandoned As Chicagoans Give Up Pets Adopted During Lockdown, West Ridge Shelter Says

Animal intake at shelters dropped during the pandemic as people stayed home. But as the city reopens, they are getting more requests to take in unwanted animals.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

West Side Doggy Day Care Under Investigation After Dog Dies Of Heat Exhaustion

A Siberian husky named Georgia died under K9 University's care. Former employees and clients say other animals have been harmed due to "negligence" by management.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Free Pet Food, Toys Available At Pop-Up Friday In Pilsen

The pet food pantry is from 10 a.m.-noon Friday at Chicago Animal Care and Control, 2741 S. Western Avenue.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Kitten Season Won’t Stop For Coronavirus: Shelters Say Chicagoans Are Stepping Up To Foster, Adopt Influx Of Cats

At a time of year when newly born kittens usually fill shelters, shelters are saying that they are nearly empty due to the community stepping up during COVID-19.


Every Single Animal Was Adopted From Chicago Animal Control This Week For The First Time Ever

People stuck at home are rushing to adopt or foster dogs and cats from the city's shelters, but you're not out of luck if you want to help.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Foster Homes Needed For 9 Wicker Park Cats Living With Windy Kitty Owner

The cats have been exposed to ringworm and would only need to be fostered for eight weeks, Windy Kitty owner Jenny Tiner said.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Parmesan, A Very Sick Puppy Rescued From Construction Site, Recovering After Chicagoans Donate Thousands To Help Her

Parmesan is now recovering in a foster home, but One Tail at a Time still needs money to help her and other dogs.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale