Land Donation for a New Kankakee County Animal Control Facility sign now

We, the undersigned, ask that the State of Illinois donate 10 acres of land along Route 45 at the Shapiro Development Center in Kankakee, Illinois, to the County of Kankakee to be used to build a modern and more humane animal control center.

The current animal control center is obsolete. Dogs must live in dark, concrete cages while frightened cats live in tiny dark concrete cages above the dogs. Although there are some outdoor runs behind the building, these unwanted pets spend most of their time living in catacomb-like cages. Needless to say, it is very stressful on both the dogs and cats not to mention puppies and kittens. A stressed-out pet is much harder to adopt out.

Unfortunately, the euthanasia rates at the Kankakee County Animal Control center have been climbing after having declined for several years. This trend is detrimental to the animals at the facility and also leads to additional stress for the workers at the animal control facility who have to perform the procedures. We now have a chance to build a new animal control center that will give these pets a greater chance at getting a new leash on life.

Currently, there are ten acres of land located on Route 45/South Schuyler Avenue that are owned by the State of Illinois. If the land was donated, it would mean more dollars could go into building a new, modern animal control facility that gives these pets a better chance at getting out of the pound alive. The trend with shelters is to build them in very visible locations which are easily accessible to the public. Being located on Route 45, which is a busy thoroughfare, will bring more prospective adopters to the facility rather than being located in an isolated rural or industrial area.

The Kankakee County Animal Controls current facility is severely outdated and does not provide adequate conditions to house dogs and cats until they can be adopted. Thus, we believe that it is critical to enlist the State of Illinois support to help make ours a more humane county by donating the 10 acres of land on Route 45 to the County of Kankakee for a new Animal Control facility.

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  • 01 January 2016250. Sarah P
    Zip Code 60954 I am an animal lover,and anything that will save an animals life and brighten a child's life is worth doing.
  • 31 December 2015249. Michelle K
    I support this petition
  • 19 December 2015248. Jennifer B
    Zip Code 60914 Address 1540 Sunridge dr Phone Number 933-7057 There are way to many animals that are not being helped. The answer is not put them to sleep, they deserve a chance at life. Kankakee needs this shelter..
  • 05 November 2015247. Rennetta R
    I support this petition
  • 13 October 2015246. Sandra M
    Zip Code 60914 I stopped by the Animal Control Center only once. The cages were quite small, one dog's head was nearly touching the top! The poor cats on top of them in the same area was unnerving. I even mentioned it to my veterinarian because it bother
  • 19 August 2015245. Penelope Kd
    Zip Code 60915 Address 1129 Mallard Drive Phone Number 815-932-1087 Anxiously awaiting the new facility!
  • 17 August 2015244. Amy S
    I support this petition
  • 22 June 2015243. Joslyn L
    Zip Code 60915 This is somthing that's been need for a long time.
  • 26 May 2015242. Stacy M
    I support this petition
  • 18 May 2015241. Morgan H
    Zip Code 61761 Address 1570 Hunt Dr. A-1 Phone Number В В
  • 15 May 2015240. Al B
    Zip Code 60940 this would be a wonderful idea, someone needs to do something to save the animals
  • 11 May 2015239. Angie W
    I support this petition
  • 16 April 2015238. Lauren M
    I support this petition
  • 27 March 2015237. Jason A
    I support this petition
  • 18 February 2015236. Penelope D
    Zip Code 60915 Address 1129 Mallard Drive Phone Number 815-932-1087 We desperately need a new Animal Control Facility! Not a new prison!!
  • 28 December 2014235. Amy Davidj
    Zip Code 60950 Address 219 1/2 South Main Manteno, Il Phone Number 815-907-7052 Sweetie's New mom and dad. We agree they are in need of the room. We were just there the same is just so small.
  • 22 December 2014234. Carole A
    Zip Code 60940 The animals need a new facility and additional land for a fenced-in play area
  • 17 December 2014233. Shari D
    I support this petition
  • 18 October 2014232. Connie S
    Zip Code 60940 Address 11441 E 9000 N RD DONATE THIS LAND
  • 26 September 2014231. Donna Mt
    I support this petition
  • 18 September 2014230. Robin B
    Zip Code 60922 Address 147 park street chebanse Phone Number 8156972164 В
  • 30 August 2014229. Karen L
    Zip Code 60954 I have seen the conditions the dogs/cats/workers have to deal with and I felt sorry for the animals having to live in such small, dark,dank cages in hopes of being adopted. The animal control needs a bigger and better facility to be more h
  • 07 August 2014228. John R
    I support this petition
  • 15 July 2014227. Dorothy K
    Zip Code 60940 This is badly needed!!!!
  • 24 June 2014226. David R
    I support this petition
  • 18 June 2014225. Nick S
    I support this petition
  • 03 June 2014224. Deborah Ew
    I support this petition

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Petition target:
Governor Rod Blagojevich; Lieutenant Governor Pat Quinn; State Senator Debbie Halvorson; State Representative Lisa Dugan; and State Representative Careen Gordon


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