RAHMWATCH: While Chicago's mayor spends a week in Cuba, Rahm's propaganda machine grinds out inanities... Now the big news is the 'national' search for a new chief for Chicago's Department of Animal Control...

Nothing but the best for Chicago's stray animals! Honest -- that's one of the latest pronouncements from Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel: the city, bereft of qualified local animal controllers, is doing a national search for a new chief of animal control. While national leaders call for and end to the mayoralty of Rahm Emanuel, the mayor's propaganda office, known as the "Mayor's Press Office," continues to put out daily propaganda pieces. At the expense of Chicago taxpayers, while schools and other services face more cuts by "Mayor Austerity."

While Chicago's mayor and his family take their annual winter holiday visit abroad, the "Mayor's Press Office" continues to produce regular inanities, such as the one above, complete with "data" that the world is supposed to repeat as part of the Chicago propaganda machine's regular works.On December 21, 2015, at taxpayer expense, the world learned that Chicago was conducting a national search for a new chief of the Department of Animal Control. A press release was issued from Chicago's City Hall in case the world missed this important news.

A national search for someone to run the animal control department? Well, that's an important job at City Hall. As usual, the mayor's version of reality includes a bunch of nonsense numbers.

"CACC intakes some 20,000 animals annually and has built a strong partnership with more than 150 rescue organizations and more than 200 volunteers to expand on programs to reduce euthanasia, increase live outcomes and improve quality of life through education and available resources..."

So... now it's "live outcomes" for animals -- but what about people facing Chicago cops on dark streets on dark nights? No comment.

The Mayor's Press Office December 21 press release is part of a long trend during the Rahm years. Since his inauguration in May 2011, Rahm Emanuel has fed the media a steady stream of numbers, few of which are ever checked in independently, singing the glories of his regime.

In the December 21 press release, the world learned about those "animal intakes" and alliances with "rescue organizations."

There is no mention of whether the mayor of America's third largest city takes in rescue dogs at his Ravenswood home, but perhaps that will be the Christmas Day press release. As usual, Rahm will provide it complete with "data" regarding the number of rescue dogs in Chicago, and a photograph of Rahm Emanuel with a cute dog surrounded by loved ones -- in Havana?




CONTACT: Mayors Press Office, 312.744.3334

Mayor Rahm Emanuel today announced that an expansive search is underway to hire a new Executive Director for the Commission on Animal Care and Control (CACC). The City has been working with national animal advocacy organizations and local animal welfare groups to identify qualified candidates for the open position.

The Commission's Executive Director is an important position charged with improving the quality of life for all Chicagoans as it relates to animals. Finding the right candidate will help the city expand on the improvements CACC has already made and ensure Chicago becomes a national leader on animal welfare," said Rosa Escareno, Deputy Chief Operating Officer. "To ensure we find the best person for the job, the city is casting a broad net beyond Chicago and is working closely with animal welfare organizations to ensure community input."

The position became vacant in October after the previous Executive Director retired. As part of the process, the City has been in ongoing dialogue with local animal welfare leader organizations as well as advocacy groups to garner their input as the City seeks new leadership at CACC. The goal is to work even more closely with our local leadership to secure the right candidate, added Escareno.

With new leadership, CACC will continue to work to maximize lives saved while fulfilling equally important duties to respond to animal related service requests and assist in ensuring public health and safety as it relates to animals.

CACC intakes some 20,000 animals annually and has built a strong partnership with more than 150 rescue organizations and more than 200 volunteers to expand on programs to reduce euthanasia, increase live outcomes and improve quality of life through education and available resources. The ideal candidate would build upon recent CACC success and improvements such as an 18.25 percent decrease in impoundments in the first half of 2015. During that same period, the commission achieved sharp decreases in euthanasia, especially for cats and smaller dogs, and an increased percentage of animals adopted from CACC, transferred to humane societies and rescue groups, or reunited with their owner. The total number of animals euthanized this year is down 27 percent from 2014.

A detailed job description can be found at the City of Chicago website, along with instructions on how to apply.


December 22, 2015 at 12:17 PM

By: Jimmy Higgins

Rahm cares more about dogs than young humans...

This story screams satire, but it's obviously the truth. Does someone in the "Mayor's Press Office" have a desire to subvert Rahm's long-term survival plans by screaming that dogs, cats and those raccoons that get into your roof are more important, than, say, the kids of Chicago. Maybe the headline should be "Librarians are cut again in inner city, but Chicago will get a world class chief of 'Animal Control'...

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