Target: Rahm Emanuel, Mayor of Chicago
Goal: Release funds to Animal Care Unit desperately in need of resources to properly care for its animals.
Chicago’s Animal Care and Control facility (CACC) is reportedly struggling to give its resident animals proper care. Volunteers have said that animals’ basic needs are not being met because the agency is understaffed and underfunded.
According to media reports, many dogs and cats at the facility are sick or neglected, forgotten in filthy cages and not given adequate walks. Heather Owen from animal charity One Tail at a Time has called the CACC “an understaffed, under-resourced place,” yet it is the city’s only animal pound. The shelter reportedly only has a $5.7 million budget, whereas other similar-sized cities have budgets of nearly $15 million for their animal care units.
Urge Chicago authorities to make more funds available to its Animal Care and Control facility so that animals receive the care they desperately need.
Dear Mayor Emanuel,
Chicago’s Animal Care and Control facility (CACC) is reportedly struggling to properly care for its resident animals. This is apparently due to the facility being understaffed and underfunded. Dogs and cats there are sick, neglected and forgotten. They languish in filthy cages and are not given adequate walks, according to volunteers.
Animal Care units in cities of a similar size as Chicago are typically given a $15 million budget, but the CACC only has $5.7 million, despite being the city’s only animal pound. I urge you to make more funds available to the facility so that its animals can receive the care they desperately need.
[Your Name Here]
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