The Society Offers Assistance During Hurricanes
Ways To Get Involved
There are a variety of ways you can help The Anti-Cruelty Society assist pets who have been impacted by recent natural disasters. Please consider supporting our relief efforts. Here’s how you can help:
- Donate: Make a monetary donation to the Society to help us care for the 230+ animals we’ve welcomed from southern states in recent weeks
- Adopt: Help us make space for incoming animals by welcoming a Chicago shelter animal into your home
- Foster: Sign-up to join our Hurricane Foster Team and provide temporary housing to a cat or dog
- Shop: Consider purchasing care supplies off our Amazon wish list.
- Gather: We’re looking for in-kind donations of the following items to help support our relief efforts:
- Dog Beds
- Canned dog food
- Canned cat food
- Clumping litter
- Dog puzzle toys
Hurricane Relief Updates
The Anti-Cruelty Society took in nearly 50 cats & dogs from Lee County, Florida on Saturday, September 9. These were animals in the shelters prior to Hurricane Irma making landfall in Florida. These pets will become available the week of September 11. Keep an eye on the cat and dog adoption pages for the special marking on photos of pets taking in from Florida and Texas.
In anticipation of Hurricane Irma’s arrival in Florida, The Anti-Cruelty Society has teamed up with the ASPCA to take in animals currently in the shelters in Lee County.
The Anti-Cruelty Society is anticipating 15 dogs and more than 15 cats to arrive on Saturday. This is in addition to the 84 cats and dogs the Society took in on Monday from the Houston area that were in shelters prior to Hurricane Harvey hitting the area. Most of these pets went to foster homes immediately and have started to become available for adoption.
The Anti-Cruelty Society will receive over 150 pets from the Houston area on Monday, September 4th. These are pets that were in the shelters prior to Hurricane Harvey. Transporting these animals to Chicago and other areas of the country will allow for pets displaced by the storms to remain local in hopes of reuniting with their families when possible.
In anticipation of the arrival of over 100 cats, The Anti-Cruelty Society is waiving adoption fees on cats at the 510 N. LaSalle St. location this Saturday and Sunday, September 2-3. The normal adoption screening process will remain in place.
For those interested in donating to The Anti-Cruelty Society for the pets from Houston, we are in need of large dog crates, litter pans, litter, and canned cat and dog food. Donations can be sent by mail to 169 W. Grand Ave. Chicago, IL 60654 or dropped off at 510 N. LaSalle St. Chicago, IL 60654.
As the scope of the disaster in Texas comes into focus, we have signed on with The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and Wings of Rescue to act as a destination shelter for dogs and cats being evacuated from areas surrounding the worst affected parts of the state, in order to make room for gulf coast animals whose families will be looking to re-unite with them. At this early stage, in addition to this commitment, the only formal request from the area has been for people formally trained in water rescue. At the moment, the best thing that individuals can do to help is to donate to affected shelters in Southeast Texas. As more information becomes available, we will quickly share it with you.