Our mission is to end the euthanasia of all healthy and treatable
shelter animals by combating homelessness through the power of community support
• Approximately 3.9 million dogs enter the shelters each year
• 1.3 million are euthanized because shelters lack space to take care of them
• Chicago Animal Care and Control takes in between 16,000-20,000 animals annually
• Chicago Animal Care and Control has under 330 kennel spaces
Chicago Animal Care and Control is one of our two open admissions shelters. This means they take in all homeless animals. Their intake is up 7.5% from 2017.* Unfortunately while the number of homeless animals being dropped off increases, shelter capacities do not – and this means that more animals are euthanized and will be killed simply due to lack of space and resources.
Our goal is for all healthy and treatable dogs and cats to leave shelters by finding loving homes through foster care and/or permanent adoption, or better yet – never enter a shelter to begin with.
We are focused on helping our shelter(s) and rescues achieve a community goal for saving lives by developing progressive life saving programs and policies that align with their goals and mission as well as our own.
*Source: Chicago Animal Care and Control 2017 Annual Report and 2018 Annual Report