Chicago Animal Control Waives Pet Adoption Fees, Offers Gifts to Rescued Animals

CHICAGO — The city’s shelter is waiving adoption fees for animal rescuers — and offering freebies.

Animal Care and Control waives adoption fees for people who rescue a dog, cat or other animal from the shelter. The agency will also send the animals home with gifts, including new collars, leashes, sweaters and toys, according to a press release from the mayor’s office.

The promotion runs during the holidays, according to the mayor’s office. It was not immediately clear when this ends.

Adoption is by appointment. Interested people can go online or on Facebook to see the animals available for adoption. They can then complete an adoption questionnaire and email it to [email protected] to schedule an appointment.

Applicants for adoption must be 18 years of age or older. If they are renting, they must bring their lease or a note from their landlord that a pet is allowed. People who already have pets but wish to adopt another must bring their animal’s vaccination record. Everyone must bring photo ID and a second form of address.

All animals available at Animal Care and Control are neutered or neutered, vaccinated and microchipped.

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