Chicago Animal Care and Control STILL NEEDS HELP!! There are some misleading headlines out there that have the public thinking the shelter is empty and is closing its doors… THIS IS NOT TRUE.
The shelter’s vets have been instructed by the Department of Ag. to stop altering animals to save resources during the pandemic. For this reason, the shelter cannot adopt out animals directly as all animals must be fully vetted before adoption.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
Foster or adopt an animal through one of our rescue partners!! The shelter currently has over 50 dogs waiting in cages for a home and the shelter WILL NEVER close its doors. It’s always taking in new dogs, daily, hourly, and by the minute. The only way the shelter will not fill right back up is for animals to keep leaving with our partners. They can’t help them without your homes and your love.
For all rescues, please be patient, rescues run on volunteers and are doing their best to get back to you. Thank you!!
Some rescues still taking foster applications:
MCP Rescue and Outreach (Chicago)
Forget Me Not Animal Rescue, Inc NFP (Chicago/South Suburbs)
Players for Pits, NFP (Western suburbs)
Small Paws Rescue Inc (Chicago area)
Wags 2 Wishes Animal Rescue (Joliet and surrounding areas)
TRAIN Team Rescuing Animals in Need (Mid-Southern state)
St. Sophia’s Forgotten Felines (cats)
Fetching Tails Foundation (within 50 miles of Itasca)
All Life Is Valuable, NFP (generally senior/geriatric dogs or special needs dogs)
Heartland Animal Shelter (will take apps all over as long as you have a car and can go back and forth to the shelter if needed)
Orphans of the Storm Animal Shelter (will take apps all over as long as you have a car and can go back and forth to the shelter if needed)
Alive Rescue (Chicago area)
Animal Heartline Humane (aurora and surrounding areas)
Pittie Please Rescue, NFP (Chicago area)
German Shepherd Rescue, Inc (Chicago area)
It’s a Pittie Rescue (Chicago area and south suburbs)