Survey Answers from Anthony Napolitano

Survey Answers

Alderman Anthony Napolitano

  1. Do you own a pet? Tell us about them!
    Ald. Napolitano includes a rescue dog as a family member.
  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?
    The alderman did support the resolution and is an advocate for adoption.
  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?
    Given the current state of finances in the city of Chicago the alderman feels it would be quite difficult to support a budget increase for CACC and it would be very hard justify to his constituents.
  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?
    The alderman feels that any such ordinance would infringe on a property owner’s right and would not support any such legislation.