Community Programs

Benefiting the Community

There are many programs offered by the Society to benefit the community! Learn more about these programs here:

Pet First Aid & CPR

Temporarily on hiatus

Pet first aid is important! Whether you work with other people’s pets for a living as a dog walker, groomer, or staff member at a boarding facility or you have pets at home and want to be prepared in case of an emergency, we can help. The Pet First Aid course is taught by one of our veterinarians and covers pet first aid and CPR techniques. The emphasis will be on cats and dogs, and life-sized mannequins will be used to mimic working with real animals. Please do not bring your pet to class. The course length is 3 hours, and the fee is $50.

Pre-registration is required. Class sizes are limited. For more information call (312) 645-8098 or email

The $50 course fee must be made when registering.

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Dog Wellness Fairs

Thanks to a generous grant from the Caerus Foundation, The Anti-Cruelty Society is able to bring a variety of much-needed pet care services to Chicago, free of charge through our Dog Wellness Fairs that are scheduled throughout the year.


  • Vaccinations 
  • Microchips
  • Engraved ID tags 
  • Nail trims 
  • Spay/neuter appointments
  • Training demos

All dogs in attendance must be leashed. No dogs in heat. No retractable leashes or leashes over 6 feet. Owners with dogs who may require a muzzle are asked to bring their own.

Adult Programs

Teen programs

Youth and Family Programs


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