PACT Humane Society Rescues Dogs From North Chicago Hoarder, Needs Foster Homes

PACT Humane Society, which operates out of the Bloomingdale Petco store at 412 W. Army Trail Road, has taken 5 dogs that were seized by North Chicago Animal Police last week. According to news accounts, 30 dogs were removed from a one-bedroom apartment after a complaint to North Chicago Animal Control led to the discovery of the dogs which were in “varying degrees of dehydration and malnutrition.” The owner of the dogs relinquished them and was charged with violations of the Humane Care for Animals Act.

PACT Humane Society has transferred 5 dogs and will be placing them for adoption once they have been cleared by the veterinarian, explained Chad Bettencourt, Director of Operations for PACT. PACT is looking for foster homes to temporarily house the dogs with families. “The more foster homes we have, the more animals we can save,” said PACT Foster Care Coordinators Nicole Hatchell and Barb Berendt.

“We have worked with North Chicago Animal Control before and support their efforts to save the lives of all the animals they take in,” said Bettencourt. “They have very limited resources, so we will be collecting supplies and donations for North Chicago Animal Control, as well.”

PACT has put all of the North Chicago dogs on their website to try to find adopters. For more information about adopting, donating supplies, volunteering or low-cost spay/neuter, please visit PACT’s website at, email or call 630-375-7017.