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City and CARE at Stalemate Over Money

The group that was running the Evanston animal shelter is not interested in meaningful talks about its $1.3 million in assets, the city manager says.

Ald. Judy Fiske (1st Ward) identified this 12-pound miniature poodle, named Flip. He was slated for euthanasia by CARE until she took him in.
Ald. Judy Fiske (1st Ward) identified this 12-pound miniature poodle, named Flip. He was slated for euthanasia by CARE until she took him in.

Months after the City of Evanston cut ties with CARE, the group it had partnered with to run the animal shelter, there is no progress on discussions about CARE’s nearly $1.3 million in assets being turned over to the city, Evanston Now reports.

Alderman were unhappy with the group’s financial management, as well as the methods it used to decide which dogs to euthanize, which lead to a spike in the euthanasia rate.

According to the Evanston Now article, City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz said that CARE is “not interested in a meaningful dialogue” about the funds at this point, and he recommends working with the Illinois Attorney General’s office, which is investigating CARE’s finances.

You can read the full Evanston Now article here.

Jordan S. Zoot June 24, 2014 at 12:30 PM
The management of care should face CRIMINAL charges for on-going theft by deception in connection with the operation of the Evanston shelter and misrepresentation of what they raised money for. The IRS should consider pursuing the private innurment aspects of the situation.

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