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Chicago Animal Care And Control Shelter To Host Grand Reopening

By Kayla Martinez | June 16, 2017 11:38am
 One-year-old Marnie the dog at the Chicago Animal Care and Control shelter.
One-year-old Marnie the dog at the Chicago Animal Care and Control shelter.
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CACC/Shannon Breymaier

CHICAGO — The Chicago Animal Care and Control shelter, 2741 S. Western Ave., will host a grand re-opening Saturday to celebrate the completion of its multimillion-dollar renovation.

The shelter houses more than 500 animals in need of sheltering and provides adoption and animal services.

The renovation was funded in part by a $1 million donation from Chicago Wolves owner Donald Levin. The project included new kennels, a better ventilation system and more space and natural light for the animals.

During the celebration from 1-6 p.m. Saturday, adoption fees for dogs and cats will be waived.

Adopted animals will also receive spray or neuter services, vaccines, a microchip and city license along with a new collar, leash and ID tag.