POW! Look Closely at Tank, And You'll See His Sweet Heart

POW! Look Closely at Tank, And You’ll See His Sweet Heart

 “Did you know that there are over 300 words for love in canine?
Gabrielle Zevin, young adult author & screenwriter

  • KCAC’s Adorable, Adoptable Pet of the Week is written by Tecla Metzel of Kane County Animal Control. Additional photos by Lorena Page Photography.

We all know that a picture is worth a thousand words, but sometimes it takes more than one to tell the whole story of the person or animal depicted.

A photo snapped at just the right instant is a flash in time among a lot of other flashes in time, none of them the same, just as one snowflake is not the same as all the other billions of snowflakes.


And so it is with Tank, a 5-year-old Pit Bull-mix found in North Aurora as a stray.

At first glance, his white face and pink ears make him look like the Easter bunny dressed in a canine costume.

With a head the size of a bowling ball attached to a stocky frame that propels him around the room like an unguided missile, your next thought might be that Tank’s a tough guy.

But when you look again at his wide-open facial expression, you see that Tank truly is as friendly as friendly can be.

“This is my cute look!” he seems to be saying. “Do you think I’m cute?”

We don’t know Tank’s history prior to coming to KCAC, but we do know that he is fervently looking for his forever home and hoping that his new family is willing to play ball with him, since it is his favorite pastime ever!

Tank’s new owners need to be willing to take him to training so that he can work on improving his manners. But Tank loves people and he loves greeting and meeting other dogs, both large and small. So if his forever family would happen to have another canine already ensconced at the home, that would make his life even more perfect.

Tank’s intake photo at KCAC captured just one of his moments in time. Are you the forever family that will give him a lifetime of moments?

If so, you will be duly rewarded with every expression he can possibly muster to let you know how much he loves you.

How to Adopt

All Kane County Animal Control adoptable cats and dogs are spayed/neutered, microchipped and up-to-date on all vaccines, including rabies. They are tested for feline leukemia/FIV and heartworm.

The adoption fee is $200 for dogs and $100 for cats. Adoption of two dogs is $300, and adoption of two cats is $150. The adoption fee for cockatiels is $25.

For more information regarding Kane County Animal Control’s adoptable animals and for an adoption application, please visit 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.

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