CACC director Mamadou Diakhate on caring for Chicago’s pets and wildlife

Chicago Animal Care and Control is tasked with taking care of and controlling animals found throughout the city including kittens, dogs, coyotes and even the occasional peacock. The department relies not only on city employees but also on volunteers who help care for animals and get them adopted out. The Daily Line’s Erin Hegarty talked with Executive Director Mamadou Diakhate about the regular and not-so-regular animals the department sees, how it’s ramping up its marketing strategy and how it’s targeting resources in the two Chicago neighborhoods that register the most calls into the department.

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