Hosting an Event for the Society

Thank you for your interest in hosting a fundraising event for The Anti-Cruelty Society! All of us, including the animals, truly appreciate your effort and desire to help Chicago’s animals most in need. We also welcome your partnership and support of our mission of building a community of caring by helping pets and educating people.

We receive event requests daily and do our best to accommodate them. If you are interested in hosting an event for the Society, please complete the Special Event Request Form form at least 45 days prior to your desired date. You must submit a completed form in order for your event to be considered. Unfortunately, requests that are submitted without a form will not be approved.


Q: What type of event can I hold?
A: Just about any event can be a successful fundraiser for The Anti-Cruelty Society. It is important to go through the approval process prior to advertising the event. Events that are commonly held on our behalf include shelter/pet supply drives, donation drives, cocktail parties, and shopping events/promotions.

Q: Can The Anti-Cruelty Society attend my event and bring adoptable animals?
A: We receive daily requests to attend events, both with and without animals. There are several things to keep in mind if you would like us to attend with animals. First, we are committed to keeping our animals in our adoption centers as much as possible so they have the highest chance of getting adopted and finding their forever homes. Second, there are specific requirements for bringing animals to an event which must be reviewed and met before it can be approved. Finally, please understand that we cannot guarantee what type of cats/kittens, dogs/puppies we will have at any given time but we do our best to honor your request if at all possible.

If you request that someone from the Society attend you event, we will strive to have a representative there. If you are hoping to have on-site staff or volunteers to work at your event, we will do our best to recruit the needed support. We have multiple events throughout the year, often on the same day or weekend, so please submit your completed form as early as possible.

Q: Will The Anti-Cruelty Society promote and attend my event?
A: We have multiple events of our own throughout the year and these are our primary focus in our promotional efforts. We will provide you/your event with the following marketing and promotional support:

  • 1 social media post per week for the 2 weeks leading up to your event. These will be to our Facebook and Twitter following of 40,000.
  • Listing on our event calendar on our website.
  • Listing in our monthly e-blasts to 25,000 followers.


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