Audit of CACC Shelter Operations

On May 2, 2013, OIG published an audit of the City’s Commission on Animal Care and Control (CACC) shelter operations. The audit found that although animals were housed for the minimum time frames required by ordinance, which provides owners a chance to reunite with their stray or confiscated pets, CACC still faces several challenges. CACC … [Read More…]

OIG Recommends Changes to City’s Animal Exhibition License & Permit Procedures

Following a series of complaints regarding the welfare of circus animals visiting Chicago and whether the City had adequate licensing and enforcement provisions in place for animal exhibitors, the OIG reviewed the City’s regulation of animal exhibitors. The OIG’s review found that traveling animal exhibitors present a special enforcement challenge for the City given the … [Read More…]