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2 Groups Seek to Take Over for C.A.R.E. at Shelter

Evanston received letters of interest from two animal welfare groups hoping to partner with the city’s shelter.

2 Groups Seek to Take Over for C.A.R.E. at Shelter

Two animal welfare organizations are interested in partnering with Evanston to help run the city’s animal shelter.

Both The Anti-Cruelty Society and Saving Animals for Evanston (SAFE) sent letters of interest to the city. The city had asked for letters after deciding to end its relationship with C.A.R.E. after several months of controversyover C.A.R.E.’s financial and managerial record, as well as its high rate of euthanasia.  

The Anti-Cruelty Society is a 115-year-old organization that told the city it adopts 4,000 cats and dogs a year and performs 9,000 sterilizations annually. It also offers a veterinary clinic to low-income pet owners and teaches classes on animal care and has a free behavior hotline.

SAFE was founded last year by long-term volunteers at the Evanston Animal Shelter in order to help animals that C.A.R.E. wasn’t working with, including putting them in foster homes or placing them with other rescue organizations. It told the city that it has rescued more than 20 dogs so far.

You can read the letters from the two organizations by clicking on the PDF above.

The city council is scheduled to discuss the shelter at its Monday night meeting.

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