CACC Hopes You Find a Feline Friend, Free Adoptions


Cats tend to have more litters in the summer, so now Chicago Animal Care and Control (CACC)  is filled with kittens and also adult cats, all available for adoption. CACC just sent out this release. Please share with friends/family who live in or near Chicago. 

CACC is looking for animal-lovers to adopt a feline friend for free now through September 15th.

“Summer is the busiest time of the year for shelters, and August and September are particularly challenging for cats as we take in the second and third litters of kitten season,” said CACC Executive Director Kelley Gandurski. “Plus, cats make great pets – especially in the city.”

CACC has hundreds of cats and dogs looking for homes. Residents can view the animals available for adoption or foster at or on Facebook @CACCAdoptablePets, @CACCDogTransferTeam or @CACCCatTransferTeam. The shelter is open daily from 12 – 7 p.m. at 2741 S. Western Avenue. Even if you can’t adopt, residents can help in the following ways:

Donate: The department gratefully accepts donations of collars, leashes, canned cat and dog food, treats, toys, newspaper, blankets, towels, laundry detergent, apple cider vinegar, and more. You can drop off the donations any day between 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. at 2741 S. Western Ave. or order from their Amazon Wish List:

Foster: Many rescues rely on foster homes to transfer out animals and many animals need foster homes to overcome an illness or become more socialized so they can become adoption-ready. Learn more at @ChicagoRescueDay on Facebook or sign up at

Volunteer: CACC is always looking for more volunteers. The next orientations are scheduled for September 6th and 7th. More info here:

Chicago Animal Care and Control is the city’s only municipally-run, open-admission animal shelter, open to the public 365 days of the year. Its mission is to protect public safety and promote the humane care of animals through sheltering, pet placement, education and animal law enforcement. During its business hours, CACC impounds stray, owner-surrendered and confiscated animals, as well as wildlife.