Friends of Chicago Animal Care & Control


Kristin Lanigan, president of Friends of Chicago Animal Care & Control talks about the organization and the municipal city shelter on Steve Dale’s Pet World, WGN Radio: Listen HERE.

In Chicago about 22,0000 animals pass through Chicago Animal Care & Control, and for all sorts of reasons. The goal of Friends is to help the facility with resources, ranging from money to anything else they can provide.

Back in the 1990’s, the release rates were dragging at 7 percent and today that number is about 85 percent. Perfect – no, but a heck of a lot better moving toward the community we seek. I actually credit the Emanuel administration for caring about CACC, far more than his predecessor.

Kristin Lanigan talks about Friends of Chicago Animal Care & Control with Steve DaleKristin talks about a black tie gala for Chicago’s neediest animals, Tuxes and Tails, an event held April 9, 7pm at the swanky and pet-friendly Waldorf Astoria (11 E. Walton St.), Chicago

Adopting Cupcake, a CACC dog with Steve Cochran on WGN

Adopting Cupcake, a CACC dog with Steve Cochran on WGN

Tuxes and Tails, chaired by NBC 5 entertainment reporter, LeeAnn Trotter, promises an evening of fine dining, dancing and live entertainment for you and your guests in one of Chicago’s most luxurious venues, while providing an opportunity for you to help save Chicago’s neediest animals. At $150 for a fancy night out, this is actually a bargain – Sam Ocean will play, and the Four Strings.

Steve Dale on Friends of Chicago Animal Care & ControlKristin announces the Gabor sisters will be available for adoption at Tuxes and Tails.

CLICK HERE for information and registration.

Learn more about fostering a pet from CACC Here.

I also talk about the recent Cesar Millan pig episode – this is my blog post about it. 

And then, I fill in for Rick Pearson and actually talk politics, and Donald Trump for a few minutes.