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Mar 21, 2016 - CHICAGO -- Nearly 100 dogs have come down with the flu at Chicago's Anti-Cruelty Society
Dr. Young, in a 1942 monthly report, stated that “The Civil Defense authorities look upon The Anti-Cruelty Society as the hub of the wheel for civilian defense of animals. We are trying to make this wheel go round.” Dr. Young served on the veterinary committee of Dogs for Defense. As of 1943, nine dogs had gone to war from the Society. Over 1,000 dogs were shipped from the Chicago area. He also served as the regional director of the American Red Star Animal Relief for the 12 north central states. A four session Red Star Auxiliary class was offered to the public. In addition to Pet First Aid basics, the participants learned how to care for animals during air raids, gas attacks and blackouts. In the final class students practiced rescuing animals under blackout conditions.
On top of this, post-war Chicago brought many new challenges to The Anti-Cruelty Society. Huge tracks of residential land were cleared for urban renewal projects, public housing developments, and expressways. Thousands of people lost their homes and many abandoned their pets. The number of stray animals in Chicago increased dramatically. This problem was exacerbated by a rabies outbreak in 1953 and 1954 that resulted in many lasting foundational changes. Thousands of frightened pet owners relinquished their dogs. In 1954, the Illinois Rabies Law requiring mandatory vaccinations went into effect, causing many more pet owners to relinquish their dogs because of the additional expense.
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The strain of canine influenza found in dogs at the shelter is one that was first discovered in the Chicago area in 2015. The Anti-Cruelty Society put adoptions on hold in spring 2016 following a similar outbreak at the shelter. The Lake County, Ind., Animal Control and Adoption Center reopened last week after being closed for several weeks because of a similar outbreak.After an outbreak of canine influenza, The Anti-Cruelty Society in Chicago has taken measures to treat and prevent the spread of the disease. All dogs at the shelter have been quarantined, adoptions are on hold and access to the animals is restricted. (Terrence Antonio James/Chicago Tribune)CHICAGO -- Nearly 100 dogs have come down with the flu at Chicago’s Anti-Cruelty Society. It has forced them to stop all dog adoptions until the dogs are better.After an outbreak of canine influenza, The Anti-Cruelty Society in Chicago has taken measures to treat and prevent the spread of the disease. All dogs at the shelter have been quarantined, adoptions are on hold and access to the animals is restricted. (Terrence Antonio James/Chicago Tribune)