Chicago Animal Care & Control

An interview with Mayoral candidate Paul Vallas

An interview with Mayoral candidate Paul Vallas

Woof. What a week. Full of highs (I got to visit the Big Barn with ALIVE Rescue!) and lows (CACC needs major help). I suppose that’s the nature of rescue and yet it’s still hard at times. Remembering the highs are what keeps you going […]

What is happening at CACC

What is happening at CACC

It’s Tuesday, which means there’s not a whole lot to say. The weekend is far in our review mirror and yet not on the horizon. Sigh. A lot has happened at Chicago Animal Care and Control since I last wrote about it. It can be […]

how to prepare your pet for disaster

how to prepare your pet for disaster

As we speak, Hurricane Florence is battering the East Coast. More than 10 million homes are in the path of damaging winds and rains, it’s terrifying. Of course, during these times, my thoughts flicker to animals that are dependent on their owners’ actions. I’ll be […]

Why open admission shelters are important

Why open admission shelters are important

Hello from the land of 11 animals, aka my condo. I have 10 cats and a dog living in 1400 square feet. What is life? I’m currently fostering seven kittens and a mama cat named Pillow. They needed a foster and nobody was insane enough […]