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Monday, August 3

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Beginning this November, the Anti-Cruelty Society — a non-profit, privately-funded animal shelter — will no longer euthanize unadoptable animals. Instead, it will transfer all strays to city shelters, who will return healthy, adoptable animals after 5 days and euthanize the rest. While the ACS believes the new policy is more humane and will allow them to adopt out more animals, Chicago Animal Care and Control believes the strays will overload their system and force them to euthanize more animals more often. One thing we can do to help both parties: spay and neuter our pets!

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