“Whoever said you can’t buy happiness forgot little puppies.”
– Gene Hill
- KCAC’s Adorable, Adoptable Pet of the Week is written by Tecla Metzel of Kane County Animal Control.
Madeline’s story begins during one of the many strong-wind-and-rain storms Kane County experienced this past summer, right around the time of the 2016 Olympics. That’s when Madeline’s mother — a small, drenched female terrier — found her way to an industrial park.
Pregnant and alone, she sought shelter from the storm in a concrete warehouse, where she ultimately gave birth to five puppies. Employees of the warehouse finally noticed a small dog huddled in a dark corner diligently nursing her babies. They began sharing their lunch with her and, not wanting to stress her out by trying to remove her, they called Kane County Animal Control.
KCAC’s wardens brought the small family back to its facility, where momma and the puppies have been thriving and are now ready to find their forever homes.
Momma and the pups each received the name of an Olympic gold-medal winner, and that brings us to Madeline.
She is a 12-week-old female, soft-coated Jack Russell terrier-mix that looks nothing like her litter mates. The only short-haired pup among the group, she has a personality seemingly larger than her small body could ever possibly hold. When she enters a room, you don’t even have to turn around to know she’s there, because she’s already banged and crashed into most of the furniture and pulled on everything that was hanging at her level.
Her attention span is that of a gnat, but she enjoys playing ball and chasing cat toys. Spunk is definitely her middle name, and if it is energy you’re looking for, Madeline could out run the Energizer bunny. She likes to believe she is the chief in charge, so her forever family will hopefully be willing to invest in the time it will take to train her how to become a welcome addition.
Gabby, one of Madeline’s sisters, found her forever home last week. Congratulations Gabby!
How to Adopt
All Kane County Animal Control adoptable cats and dogs are spayed/neutered, microchipped, up-to-date on all vaccinem including rabies. They are tested for feline leukemia/FIV and heartworm. The adoption fee is $200 for dogs and $100 for cats.
For more information regarding Kane County Animal Control’s adorable, adoptable animals and for an adoption application, please go to www.kanecountypets.org.
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About Kane County Animal Control
It is the duty of the Animal Control Department to:
- Ensure that all domesticated dogs and cats over 4 months of age are vaccinated against rabies and have a Kane County rabies tag.
- Ensure that all reported animal bites are given precautionary attention in relation to the possibility rabies infection.
- Ensure that pet owners are instructed on proper procedures pertaining to animal bites and enforce adherence to these procedures.
- Contain loose\stray dogs in unincorporated Kane County and those towns and villages with whom contracted.
- Investigate nuisance dog complaints in unincorporated Kane County and those towns and villages with whom contracted.
- Investigate complaints of neglected and\or abused dogs.