Tuesday, September 13, 2011
County board members say their policy of keeping animals for 37 days before killing them is longer than state law requires.
As county leaders continue the search for a new Animal Control warden, one Yorkville woman complained last week about a policy of killing animals that were not removed from the shelter after 37 days. Michelle Alexander said county leaders had been strictly enforcing the 37-day deadline since former Warden Christine Johnson resigned after telling the public a dog that bit a 6-year-old had been euthanized. A family had actually adopted the dog, a Bull Mastiff named Moose, who was destroyed after the issue was publicized. Alexander asked board members last week to give shelter animals a stay-of-execution if space was available at the shelter after the deadline, while board members said the 37-day limit was much longer than legal requirement. …
Friday, March 25, 2011
Chatter is a neutered male cat, about 2 or 3 years old, available for adoption at the Kendall County Animal Control shelter.
Chatter, a orange cat about 2 or 3 years old, came to the Kendall County Animal Control shelter after being found outside, but Warden Christine Johnson doesn't think he was a long-time stray or barn cat. "He had to be someone's pet, because he's way too friendly," she said. He's among a few adult orange cats that were available to adopt from the shelter Friday morning. Copper, last week's featured pet in Adopt Me, also was still available Friday morning. For information on adopting a pet, call 630-553-9256.
Friday, March 11, 2011
This 1-year-old is available for adoption at the Kendall County Animal Control shelter.
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Friday, March 11, 2011
Say you want a cat, but you've got a house full of nice furniture that you don't want turned into a scratching post. Chester just might be the right cat for you. This 1-year-old orange tabby is all-four declawed and has ben neurtered and is current on all his shots. He's been at the Kendall County Animal Control shelter for almost three months and is looking to move out. As an update, Cooper, (only the most adorable dog on Earth) has found a home with shelter director Christine Johnson.
Friday, March 4, 2011
This sheltie-beagle mix is looking for a new home.
Savannah recently was abandoned at the Kendall County Animal Control shelter, warden Christine Johnson said. Johnson figures she's between 1.5 and 2 years old and likely is a mix between a sheltie and a beagle. For information on adopting her or another pet, call the shelter at 630-553-9256. Let's week's featured pet, Bree, has been sent to TAILS Humane Society in DeKalb.
Friday, February 18, 2011
This one-year-old dog was available for adoption at the Kendall County Animal Control shelter on Thursday morning.
This week's featured pet is a Shiba Inu mix who was dropped off at the Kendall County Animal Control shelter almost two weeks ago. Amber is playful and affectionate without any known health problems, according to Animal Control Warden Christine Johnson. Last week's featured pet, Max, was still availabe on Thursday morning. For more information about adopting a pet, call the shelter at 630-553-9256.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Aldous, a Rottweiler puppy, is waiting to be adopted at the Kendall County Animal Control shelter.
Kendall County Animal Control officials picked up Aldous, a Rottweiler puppy who is about a year old, roaming around Yorkville, Warden Christine Johnson said. He's been available for adoption since Jan. 6 - and clearly enjoys playful wrestling and tug-of-war. Johnson said Bandit, a 3-year-old treeing walker coondog featured Dec. 29, has been adopted, but Trixie and Lucky were still available Tuesday morning.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Leaders say adoptions and community support have increased, but spending outpaced revenues at the Yorkville shelter in the fiscal year that ended Nov. 30.
The number of adoptions has increased at the Kendall County Animal Control shelter, but Animal Control spent more money than it received last fiscal year after years of building savings, leaders said. In November, Anne Vickery, now the county board vice-chairman, announced that the shelter was facing a crisis with animals being left tied up outside the facility and the department running a deficit for the first time in eight or nine years, according to county board meeting minutes. By the end of November, which also was the end of the county's fiscal year, Animal Control had seen its fund balance drop to $2,110, said Joe Trupiano, who creates financial reports for Animal Control on top of working as fiscal director for the county health …
Lucky, 12-year-old male Lab/retriever mix, has a little arthritis but is great with kids, Kendall County Animal Control Warden Christine Johnson said.
Lucky, a 12-year-old Lab/retriever mix, was brought into Kendall County Animal Control's shelter about a week ago, because his family was experiencing a divorce and couldn't care for him any longer, Warden Christine Johnson said. He has arthritis but is great with kids, she said. "He loved my 3-year-old nephew," Johnson said.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
These two kittens recently were adopted from the Kendall County Animal Control shelter, which presently has adult cats available for adoption.
Nina and Fran are two rolly-polly kitties - who recently found new homes! We filmed them before they were adopted from the Kendall County Animal Shelter, and we figured you might enjoy their playfulness. Even if you can't have them yourselves. As of Tuesday afternoon, the shelter had several adult cats, including a Himalayan/Siamese mix, available for adoption. (Last week's featured pet, Trouble, also recently went to a new home.) For more information on available pets, call the shelter at 630-553-9256.
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Shelter leaders didn't allow adoptions during their second holiday open house, but visitors got to tour the facility, meet the animals and chat with Santa.
Evan and Aiden Rhody talked too softly for others to overhear what they said to Santa at the Kendall County Animal Control's Christmas Open House on Saturday afternoon. Their dad, Mike, said the 4-year-old and 7-year-old really seemed to like Jay, an 8-year-old male golden Labrador retriever. Their household already includes a cat, though, so another addition is far from a given. "It's something we'd really have to talk about," Mike Rhody said. "It's not something you want to rush into." They were among those who visited animals, chatted with Santa and perused the door prizes and silent auction items at Animal Control's second holiday open house. Warden Christine Johnson said she lost track of how many visitors came, but she was …