Aggie is a 2-year-old beagle mix who came to Chicago Canine Rescue via CRISP this past weekend and is available for adoption NOW via WGN Radio’s Steve Cochran Show pet adoption segment. I’ve lost count, but we’ve adopted about 18 dogs in a row. The segment airs July 5 at 9:05 a.m. CDT on WGN Radio (720AM or listen here), or CLTV.
I’ve long said we need an intervention, resources for people who really don’t want to give up their pets. CRISP does just that. Begun by ALIVE Rescue, CRISP pools the resources of eight local rescues to work in concert with Chicago Animal Care and Control (CACC) to provide assistance and support for pet owners in need, divert owner-surrendered animals to accredited rescues, and ultimately reduce the number of dogs surrendered to CCAC, which is Chicago’s municipal shelter. Sometimes, CRISP finds resources so animals can stay in homes. Even when relinquished, by not entering the doors of CCAC, their chances for adoption increases some, and also allows for more space inside the sometimes-overcrowded CACC for others. In the end, more animals are saved.
Aggie was found as a stray, and, when she was unclaimed, became eligible for intake via CRISP. She’s a sweet and friendly girl (like most beagles), is food obsessed, and loves belly rubs. We are, of course, determined to find her a home, and with Chicago Canine Rescue’s Anna Johnson’s help, we intend to do that. Her name is Aggie, but she might as well be called Snoopy.