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Chicago pups line up for drive-thru pet food pantry near Cook County Jail
Cook County Sheriff’s Office’s drive-thru pet pantry distributed treats, toys and pet accessories to people in about 200 cars Saturday morning.

Saturday, February 20, 2021
Chicago Sun-Times
by Pat Nabong

Canines were in for a drive-thru treat Saturday morning near the Cook County Jail.

Jose Rodriguez drove 40 minutes and waited another 40 to claim dog food from the drive-thru pet pantry sponsored by the Cook County sheriff’s office, which distributed treats, toys and accessories to people who could use the help as the coronavirus pandemic wears on.

Rodriguez was among about 200 drivers who pulled up to West 28th Street and South California Boulevard, where his beloved Gucci Rosé nearly leapt out the window when a volunteer walked up with a treat.

 

“We love it because it helps out especially right now with, you know, being out of work... This one’s expensive,” said Cragin resident Rodriguez, adding he spends about $150 to $200 a month on his dog Gucci Rosé. “She’s a spoiled brat, so a princess.”

It was the second drive-thru pantry the sheriff’s office has organized since December in partnership with the Tails of Redemption program, Fetching Tails Foundation and Rescue Pack Chicago. Another event is being planned for March.

“A lot of people have been economically impacted by the pandemic, so if they’re having a hard time providing for themselves, they’re probably also having a hard time providing for their pets,” said Sophia Ansari, a special assistant at the sheriff’s office. “So we’re just seeing this as an opportunity to help those people who may need assistance for their pets.”

They also hoped people who were driving by would take notice of Pierre, a 2-year-old pit bull mix who’s up for adoption, Ansari said. Pierre was trained by Cook County Jail detainees through Tails of Redemption, a partnership with Chicago Animal Care and Control that has found homes for 35 dogs since 2018.

As officers and volunteers loaded cars with goodies and pet owners drove by with their furry friends peering out the window, Pierre watched and playfully leapt onto anyone who approached him.

For information on adopting Pierre, email tailsofredemption@cookcountyil.gov.

 



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