CHICAGO – There’s a push this week to find more pets in the refuges a holiday home.
Dogs jump for attention, howl their greetings, and give those puppy dog eyes to visitors Chicago Animal care and control.
There’s a lot of love and energy stuck in one shelter.
“Living in a kennel is not appropriate for dogs. It’s not the right place for animals. And we want them to become members of someone’s family and make those people happy,” said Mamadou Diakhate, executive director of the CACC.
Diakhate says their goal is to get as many pets from the kennel to the couch as possible.
Then, adoption fees are waived through December 11 through the Bissell Pet Foundation’s “Empty the Shelters Holiday Hope” event.
It’s to find a home for dogs like Plum, a small gray dog with a love for walks and toys, who has been in the kennel since August.
“She’s a favorite with staff and volunteers, so we’re all a little confused as to why she’s still here. This is a shelter at the end of the day and not a home, and we want to see them in homes at the end of the day,” not in the shelter,” said Armando Tejeda, CACC.
Especially since this South Side haven, like so many across the country, is overwhelmed and packed.