No-Kill Taskforce Quiz

Chicago Rescue Roundtable
No-Kill Taskforce Quiz

Who we are

The Chicago Rescue Roundtable is a group of Chicago based animal rescue groups and advocacy organizations that come together to share resources and make our community safer for animals. The CRR No-Kill Taskforce works with our City officials to change policies and procedures to better the lives of animals.

What this survey is

A survey designed to rate our City officials based on how animal friendly they are. City officials will receive a rating of 1-5 “paws.” The results will be disseminated and published widely.


  1. Do you own a pet? Tell us about them!
  2. The City Council recently passed a resolution to make Chicago a “no-kill” city. Did you support the passing of that resolution? Why or Why not?
  3. Our city shelter, Chicago Animal Care & Control (“CACC”), took in 17,550 animals in 2015. The budget for the entire department was only $5.7 million. The CACC budget for animal care and control services per animal intake is significantly lower than in comparable cities and the euthanasia rate is significantly higher. (see Note A) It’s clear that a higher budget is needed in order to reduce euthanasia. Would you support a budget increase for CACC in 2017? How much of an increase are you willing to support?
  4. The majority of animals being euthanized at CACC are large dogs. A study on owner surrenders at CACC showed that housing was the top reason that individuals were surrendering their animal. Would you be open to exploring an ordinance that disallows landlords to ban dogs of certain breeds or sizes and instead focuses on behavior of the animal, or a policy that would encourage landlords to accept dogs of all sizes and breeds?

Budget for CACC

The City of Chicago budget for animal care & control services per animal intake is significantly lower than in comparable cities. The FY 2015-2016 budget per intake for animal & control services in the largest US cities is between 33% and 42% higher than in Chicago. Of the four largest US cities, Chicago’s FY 2015-2016 animal control budget was on average 37% lower than the comparison cities (New York, Los Angeles and Houston). Of the four largest US cities, Chicago’s live outcome rate for 2015 was also significantly lower than the comparison cities.