Animal Shelter Offers To Help Pets Hurt By Government Shutdown

Bob Roberts
January 11, 2019 - 10:16 pm
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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Federal employees who are going without a paycheck and have dogs or cats at home can get free food and pet supplies from Chicago's Anti-Cruelty Society.

Federal employees who are going without a paycheck and have dogs or cats at home can get free food and pet supplies from Chicago's Anti-Cruelty Society.      

The Society's acting president, David Dinger, said it is providing food, treats, toys, leashes and other supplies so that government employees who are pet owners can conserve their savings for other needs. 

He also wants to minimize the chance that government employees will see the need to give up a pet, or euthanize a pet, because of the inability to pay for pet necessities.     

The Anti-Cruelty Society is drawing on food and other pet supplies that it normally sets aside for homebound senior citizens who have animals.

Dinger said the organization will continue to give away the supplies until they are exhausted. The federal employees can obtain them at the front entrance to the society at 510 N. LaSalle St. They must show their federal identification cards.

Donations, in cash or in kind, will also be accepted there.