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Chicago’s Animal Care facility to get $8.2 million overhaul

Workers hold two dogs thwere rescued from abusers Friday March 9 2012 Animal Care Control 2741 S. Western Ave. Chicago.

Workers hold two dogs that were rescued from abusers Friday, March 9, 2012, at Animal Care and Control, 2741 S. Western Ave., in Chicago. The pets were part of a group of ten dogs and puppies that were taken from a home in the Far West Side Thursday. | John J. Kim~Sun-Times

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Updated: August 14, 2014 6:56PM

Chicago’s Animal Care and Control facility is getting an $8.2 million facelift that could dramatically improve the much-maligned quality of care for dogs and cats.

The long-awaited overhaul of the David R. Lee Animal Center, 2741 S. Western, will be paid for, in part, by a $2 million donation from the family foundation created by the co-founder and board chairman of the Chicago Wolves hockey team.


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