Investigate Animal Shelter After Accusations of Neglect


Target: Cicero President Larry Dominick

Goal: Investigate and shut down an animal shelter for neglecting the animals in its care

An animal shelter in Chicago, Illinois is under investigation after shelter volunteers alerted the police of mistreated and sick animals suffering within the facilities. More and more residents and former volunteers are coming forward after Fox News investigated the shelter.

After seeing the segment on Fox News about the Waggin’ Tails Animal Shelter, former volunteers showed photos that they took of deceased animals, infected animals, and the unsanitary environment that they saw while working there. The volunteers did not think that the facilities met the criteria of a proper animal shelter. This news is very upsetting because this is the only animal shelter in Cicero, Chicago.

The shelter has been running into trouble ever since Cicero president Larry Dominick selected Erika Rosa to become the shelter’s head director. She came from a political background, but had no experience in managing an animal shelter. After the public uproar over its possible neglect, the spokesman for Cicero announced that President Dominick believes that the animal shelter is being wrongfully portrayed in the media and is planning on fixing any problems immediately. President Dominick wants to improve the shelter by providing a caring and healthy facility for the animals.

Please sign this petition to ask President Dominick to stay true to his word and ensure that the animals at Waggin’ Tails have a proper facility in which to live.


Dear President Dominick,

Volunteers at the Waggin’ Tails Animal Shelter have come forward with photo evidence of mistreated animals in the facilities. These animals are depicted living in unsanitary conditions with infections in their limbs and empty water bowls. This news is very disturbing because this is the only animal shelter in your town. It has come to our attention that you appointed Erika Rosa as the shelter director even though she had no experience as an animal shelter worker. Please either replace her or provide the necessary training for her so that she will know how to run the shelter more safely and productively.

The Waggin’ Tails Animal shelter is a vital part of the Cicero community. It is your responsibility to fix the shelter’s neglectful and abusive environment. Please do everything within your power to clean up the mess that this shelter has caused.

Thank you,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Tempusflow via Wikimedia Commons

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