Every year in the US, approximately 733,000 shelter pets are euthanized because there is no room for them in municipal shelters (Source: Best Friends Animal Society). Overcrowded shelters are an issue throughout the country, and Chicago is no exception. Many of the dogs that we rescue come from Chicago’s city shelter, Chicago Animal Care and Control (CACC).
CACC receives around 40,000 calls annually for people looking for help in a variety of ways. They house over 500 animals in their facilities. There are many reasons for overcrowded shelters. Advocating for the spay/neuter of cats and dogs is one of the main ways we can work together to help this issue.