Saturday, January 22, 2011

ACC Open House

This morning we attended an open house event (for area rescues) at Chicago Animal Care and Control. We do a lot of rescue work over email and it was nice to match some names with faces! We also got to tour all the pavilions, including the iso ward. We only had ONE space in our program, and it had to be kittens three months or under (due to resident adult cats) ...

We learned about the different pavilions in ACC, such as Medical. The public doesn't get to view these animals. This kitty needs surgery on both eyes. Another rescue group grabbed her!

Bunny ... chihuahua ...

chickens ... these were animals not in the adoption pavilions.

Cage of doom? This cage held a family of the softest-looking kitties ever ... all so very scared, and pressed up against each other. We hope another rescue took them all together.

This single kitten was in the isolation (medical) room. So we took this one.

And ... here he is a couple hours later, after a visit to the Hyde Park Animal Clinic (where he didn't even get antibiotics, so we're not really sure why he was in the iso ward), getting some tough love from his new fosterkid.

1 comment:

Ruth said...

Mark Buehrle (of Chicago White Sox fame) and his wife pledged to donate $50 per animal for every animal taken by a rescue group from ACC today (upon proof of spay/neuter - smart move). Given that ACC's aim was to move 100 animals today, that's a generous offer ... They also agreed to cover one dog's surgery costs and even more for some long stay animals.