Articles: Chicago Animal Care and Control

Steve Dale reports on deer on train tracks

Deer on Train Track in Chicago

I was in the first car on the Blue line train heading toward the airport. I was standing when the train came to a slow stop. That’s not unusual. But the announcement of a deer on train track was. The look on the deer’s face is something I will remember forever. It’s just so sad.…
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Chicago Mayoral Candidate Lori Lightfoot and More on WGN Radio

Listen HERE to my Steve Dale’s Pet World WGN radio show where eventually, Chicago Mayoral candidate Lori Lightfoot appears. I ask her why she cares about animal welfare. And what she would do, if Mayor, regarding animal welfare We also discuss Chicago Animal Care and Control, and support spay/neuter and perhaps find ways to prevent the…
Adopting Quirky from Chicago Animal Care and Control with Bill and Wendy on WGN radio

Amazing Dog Still Needs a Home from Chicago Animal Care and Control, with Bill and Wendy

On the Bill Leff and Wendy Snyder Show on WGN Radio, HERE I always have lots of fun. We talk about a wide range of topics, including Quirky. We begin with a description from Wendy of what neutering her dog, Kona, is all about or not. I re-affirm what too many people still don’t seem…

Quirky Pet Adoption Segment on WGN Radio

Chicago Animal Care and Control is featured in this WGN radio dog adoption segment with a not-so-quirky dog named Quirky. At 9:40 at 720AM or wgnradio.com or CLTV watch/listen in with Steve Cochran, We’ll feature this 6-year old dog who arrived at the shelter nearly four months ago as a stray. It’s really frustrating that…

Friends of Chicago Animal Care and Control Big Night

It’s a Big Night for Friends of Chicago Animal Care and Control (CACC). This non-profit helps to support the City’s municipal shelter. This is their most important fundraiser of the year. And you can help to save lives just by eating. That’s right, just as in the movie Big Night, you can stuff yourself, as…
benefit for Famous Fido

Farewell to Susan Russell Benefiting Famous Fido and Wilson

A farewell to Susan Russell, who was unceremoniously fired as executive director of Chicago Animal Care and Control at the end of June, is barking goodbye to Chicago. She’s off to  The Animal Care and Control Team of Philadelphia (ACCT Philly). Her farewell party on Friday October 12 at the Atlantic Bar, 5062 N. Lincoln Ave.,…
Pet expert Steve Dale on WGN radio with Shorty Ross on pit bulls

Steve Dale and the Pit Boss on WGN Radio

Shorty Rossi, star of Pit Boss on Animal Planet is bringing his Freedom Tour to the Chicago area. I speak HERE on Steve Dale’s Pet World, WGN Radio, with Shorty and Greg Alonzo of Speakeasy Customs & Classics about the event to benefit Chicagoland Rescue Intervention & Support Program (CRISP).  Shorty and I talk about the…
Discussing animal welfare in Chicago

A Discussion on Animal Welfare in Chicago Airing on CAN-TV

A discussion on animal welfare in Chicago will air on CAN-TV with Susan Russell, former executive director Chicago Animal Care & Control; Crystal Broccardo, co-founder Pet Gotcha Day and myself. Moderators Erica Bishaf , co-founder PetGotcha Day and Paul Sippil, CPA, community builder are encouraging your participation. They are seeking questions and comments regarding animal welfare…
Northern Illinois Transport team needs help

Please Help Save Cat Lives in the Chicago Area

The Northern Illinois Transport team needs help to continue to save cat lives. Their sole mission is to move cats and kittens out of Chicago Animal Care & Control (CACC), transporting them safely to rescue partners and foster families. Get this: Since their start in 2014, they’ve rescued over 3,500 cats and kittens, and well…
Susan Russell lands job in Philadelphia

Axed Chicago Animal Control Director Off to Philadelphia

After just over two years on the job as executive director of Chicago Animal Care and Control, Mayor Rahm Emanuel fired Susan Russell on June 29. There isn’t a City in America that wouldn’t be happy with a live release rate of dogs and cats of just over 90 percent at a municipal animal shelter. I…

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