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Investigation into AWL Chicago Ridge’s substandard living conditions of the animals

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We are requesting a third party investigation of Animal Welfare League In Chicago Ridge , Illinois, which is a non-for profit, private animal shelter.  These photographs were FOIA’d from the Illinois Department of Agriculture In 2015.  How could these unsanitary, unsafe, deplorable conditions pass the IL Department of Agriculture’s inspections ? Aside from the health risks these already sick animals are exposed to, what about the health and safety of the employees and volunteers?

This problem has existed for years and still exists today! As you can see in the photographs of the shelters garage, animals are being kept in their kennels next to pigeon coups.  The pigeons are defecating on, in and around these dogs, despite having “cardboard boxes” for crate covers !!  These conditions are horrific, unsafe, unhealthy, deplorable, substandard conditions and should not be allowed.  We do not want AWL shut down, but want to make it what it should be, a safe and clean place for the animals. This shelter needs to get rid of current management and board members, and bring in people who care about the lives of these animals !! 




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