“In 1997, Chicago had 28,314 dogs and cats come into the Chicago Animal Control and Care (CACC), and 26,394 were killed.”
“Of the 1,423 U.S. cruelty cases on animal abuse, 70.1% involved dogs, 20.9% involved cats, 24.1% involved other animals.”
--The Humane Society of the United States
“There is no federal cruelty law when it comes to animals. Instead, cases are handled on a state by state basis.”
“Anti-cruelty laws exist in all U.S. states and territories to prohibit unnecessary
killing, mutilating, torturing, beating, neglecting and abandoning animals, or depriving them of proper food, water or shelter.”
--The Human Society of the United States
|Average number of animal abuse / cruelty cases reported in the media each year||1920|
|Percent of animal abuse cases that involved dogs||60%|
|Percent of animal abuse cases that involved cats||18%|
|Percent of animal abuse cases that involved other animals||22%|
|Percent of dog abuse cases that involved pit bulls||26%|
|Common Types of Abuse||Percent|
|Neglect / Abandonment||32%|
|Mutilation / Torture||5%|
|Choking / Strangulation / Suffocation||3%|
Evaluate the Situation:
Are there any signs of animal neglect? Report Animal Abuse: Report it to your local animal control, law enforcement or humane organization. Understand the Law: Research anti-cruelty laws in your state and city. Help Prevent Animal Abuse: Support initiatives that strengthen anti-cruelty laws We are participants at the Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program in Chicago. We joined Girls Who Code to
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Do they have a safe shelter?
Are they regularly groomed?
Are they fed properly?
Are they treated well?
Inform people of the anti-cruelty laws.
Contribute or volunteer at local shelters
Report any animal abuse you see.
Animal Shelters Near You!
Name of Place
Orphans of the Storm Animal Shelter
2200 Riverwoods Rd, Deerfield, IL
5915 Lincoln Ave, Morton Grove, IL
Heartland Animal Shelter
2975 Milwaukee Ave, Northbrook, IL
Lake Shore Animal Shelter
Park Ridge IL
Chicago Animal Advocates
Hoffman Estates, IL
Evanston Animal Shelter
2310 Oakton St, Evanston, IL
South Suburban Humane Society
1103 West End Ave, Chicago Heights, IL
ADOPT Pet Shelter
420 Industrial Dr, Naperville, IL
Chicage Animal Care and Control
2741 S Western Ave, Chicago, IL
LOVIN' LIFE RESCUE
1150 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL
1997 N Clybourn Ave, Chicago, IL
One Tail at a Time Adoption Center
2144 N Wood St, Chicago, IL
Gina's Helping Hand
3225 S Prairie Ave, Chicago, IL
Harmony for Cats
2914 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL
2227 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL
Famous Fido Rescue No Kill Advocacy Wellness & Learning Center
3124 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL
3516 W 26th St, Chicago, IL
Chicago Canine Rescue
5272 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL
Animal Welfare League
6224 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL
Pet Taxi Service.com
N Wolcott Ave, Chicago, IL
1506 W Wilson Ave #1, Chicago, IL
Project Rescue Chicago LLC
1535 N Dayton St, Chicago, IL
Red Door Animal Shelter
2410 W Lunt Ave, Chicago, IL
Tree House Humane Society
7225 N Western Ave, Chicago
Hi Kitty Kitty
2037 W Birchwood Ave, Chicago, IL
The Anti-Cruelity Society
169 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL
Always There Pet Care
1511 West Roscoe, Chicago, IL
St. Francis Animals Center
901 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL
Felines and Canines
6379 N Paulina St, Chicago, IL
Cicero Waggin' Tails Animal Shelter
1800 S Laramie Ave, Cicero, IL
She is a female pitbull who was abused, she was hit on the head with a baseball bat and even lit on fire. Due to the abuse she was left with scabs and burns on her skin and brain damage that left her blind. However, she was saved after a volunteer decided to adopt her.
He is a male pitbull who was used in a dogfighting operation. He was use d as bait for a Pitbull and he had his left ear torn-off. He was left in a cage to die, until police officers found him and took him to an animal hospital. He was saved and adopted by a loving family.
He was dragged by a man for 20 minutes. He was found in a basket crying in pain. His skin was bruised and had grazes to one side of his body.
Behind the scenes of FurEnds: Emily Camacho(left side), Betsy Aguilar(middle), Joselyn Morales(right side)
Report Animal Abuse:
Report it to your local animal control, law enforcement or humane organization.
Understand the Law:
Research anti-cruelty laws in your state and city.
Help Prevent Animal Abuse:
Support initiatives that strengthen anti-cruelty laws
We are participants at the Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program in Chicago. We joined Girls Who Code to challenge ourselves this summer and meet girls our age that are interested to learn Computer Science. This website was made to inform people on ways to prevent animal abuse.