Any dog that ALIVE takes in that has been inside the Chicago Animal Care and Control facility needs to be isolated from other animals for 2–3 weeks to ensure they are not infected with anything contagious.
ISO fosters are homes where there are no other animals and are willing to help nurse these babies back to health. ALIVE provides all medical care and guidance for your ISO foster animal, all we ask is that you provide the home and the love to help work them through their ISO period.
There has been a surge of owner surrenders and strays as the weather has warmed up and currently, there are over 300 dogs at CACC. With only enough room for a little over 200, impossible decisions are having to be made every day to make room.
If you or anyone you know does not have any other animals and has ever been interested in fostering please help spread the word and encourage them to apply to Foster with ALIVE. Short- or long-term, anything helps!