Dozens of animals rescued from NW Side home

February 9, 2012 8:55:41 PM PST
Dozens of animals, including birds and dogs, were rescued from a Northwest Side home.

A Chicago business owner with a reputation for loving animals says he helped when the woman who lived there was overwhelmed because of personal problems.

Larry Hammond, who owns a dog daycare center, has placed many of the birds and animals. The macaws are the biggest challenge.

"They are very difficult birds, it's not like someone going out and getting a parakeet," said Hammond.

Bird rescue experts took the macaws.

While Hammond has done a good deed, Chicago Animal Care and Control encourages Good Samaritans to call authorities first.