DuPage County Animal Services
Fire at Bully LiFe / D and D Kennels
In the early morning hours of Monday, January 14th
DuPage County Animal Services (DCAS) responded to a call from the DuPage County
Sheriff’s Department to help recover animals involved in a fire at the D and D
Kennels facility located in West Chicago.
DCAS officers and staff responded, helping to secure 23 of the 30
surviving dogs. Twenty-three were removed
from the location and brought to the DCAS shelter. DCAS also recovered the bodies of 29
deceased dogs from the scene and brought them to DCAS for identification –
wherever possible – and cremation. The
vast majority of the dogs involved in the incident were owned by third party
rescue organizations including Bully Life, the rescue run by the owner/operator
of D and D Kennels. As of today (1/16/19), only
three of the surviving dogs remain at DCAS and all are expected to be reclaimed
before the end of the week.
We at DCAS are incredibly grateful for the
kind words, offers of assistance, and show of support that volunteers, friends,
the rescue community, and even complete strangers have showered upon our team.
It means the world to us. Those who would
like to help can do so by donating supplies to benefit DCAS’s existing
population of shelter dogs. See below for a
list of Wish List items that will directly benefit DCAS shelter dogs and help
make their stay at the shelter a little more comfortable.
We join the community in mourning this
terrible loss of life. Our own staff
members knew and loved some of these dogs.
DCAS is working with our partners to plan a ceremony honoring these
animals. Our hope is that we can find
hope and healing together.
If you had a dog at the Bully Life / D and D Kennels, please complete the inquiry form and email with pictures to email@example.com
Emergency Inquiry Form
Wish List Items:
- Martingale Style Dog
Collars (all sizes from X-Small through X-Large)
- Easy Walk Harnesses
(especially Medium, Large, and X-Large)
- Freedom No-Pull Harness
& Leash Sets (especially Small, Large, and X-Large)
- Made in the U.S.A. Bully
Sticks and Pigs Ears
- Easy to Sanitize Slow
Feeders like this one
- Licki Mats like this
- Durable 6-Foot Standard
DuPage County Animal Services is a self-supporting (non taxpayer funded) county department designed to:
Vaccinate Against Rabies, It's The Law!
Each year DuPage County Animal Services and the DuPage County Health Department keep track of the number of positive cases of rabies found in wildlife within the county. For the health and safety of all the people and pets of DuPage County, please make
sure all dogs and cats are current on their rabies vaccination - even if kept indoors. It's the law.
In-Kennel Enrichment Programs
DuPage County Animal Services staff work together to ensure that our shelter animals are healthy, happy, and sound in the unfamiliar shelter environment until they are adopted. Through our kennel enrichment program staff and volunteers engage animals
with various activities to keep them well, both physically and mentally. Enrichment is a vital part of our successful adoption program.
Events & Important Dates:
- The shelter will be closed on Monday, January 21st in observance of Martin Luther King Day
- The shelter will be closed on Monday, February 18th in observance of President's Day
Animal services Committee
- Meets every 2nd Tuesday of the month at 8:45am in room 3500A - 421 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL 60187
- Past Minutes, Agendas, etc... can be found on the
Meeting Portal / Animal Services Committee
No events for the next 60 days.