A WTTW News analysis of city shelter data from January 2017 through October 2023 found:
"Any animal that walks through our door can be a candidate for euthanasia due to the population and everything that we go through here," said Susan Cappello, acting executive director of the city of Chicago Department of Animal Care and Control. "This should be the last resort that anybody wants to bring any animal to."
Full article can be found here:
Animal Shelters Under Pressure: Euthanasia Up 25% as Chicagoâs City Shelter Experiences Surge in Strays, Difficulty Finding Enough Adopters
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