Last year in Chicago, nearly 10,000 dogs and cats were euthanized because they were sick or homeless. Including more than 4,400 at the city pound. And that's just in Chicago! On a national level, approximately 7.6 million are put down every year. Of those, approximately 3.9 million are dogs and 3.4 million are cats.
The situation is better than it was in 1997, when 42,000 homeless animals died in our city. But we know our community can become No Kill and save every healthy and treatable animal, like Turtle.
PAWS Chicago rescued this 11-year-old Schnauzer from the city pound this week after he was left there by his former owner and had been scheduled for euthanasia. Turtle has a number of medical issues that are being treated, and then he will be ready to find his new, loving home.
Animal advocates commend the efforts of Ald. Ed Burke (14th Ward) and Ald. Raymond Lopez (15th), who recently introduced a City Council resolution to take steps to help build a No Kill community.
By signing your name to this petition, you can encourage the City of Chicago to adopt The No Kill Policy Recommendations that detail programs and policies needed to make the dream of No Kill a reality.
We need your support to ensure these recommendations are considered and the voices of Chicago’s homeless pets are heard by the Chicago City Council. Please help more animals like Turtle by signing and sharing this petition.
Thank you for standing up for the lives of homeless animals!