The Chicago Rescue Roundtable consists of rescue groups, shelters, and animal advocates committed to making communities safer for companion animals. Recently they launched Vote Pet Friendly Chicago, designed to inform voters on how their representatives feel about companion animal welfare. They sent surveys to every Alderman asking five questions and tallied a rating based on the results. Here are the findings:
If your alderman is not listed above, that means they did not reply to the survey.
Of the four largest U.S. cities, Chicago’s 2015-2016 animal control budget was on average 37% lower than the comparison cities (New York, Los Angeles, and Houston). We urge Chicago residents to take an active role in making our communities safer for animals, and to work with their representatives to make positive changes.
Visit: VotePetFriendlyChicago.com to learn more, and find ways you can get involved and make a difference for Chicago’s animals. We must be the voice for the animals who have none.