MLK Jr. Day of Service

About The Event

Martin Luther King Jr. talked about the importance of giving back. To many, MLK day is about a day of service. We are offering an opportunity for you to come help and engage in our community of caring by dropping in to provide volunteer support on this national day of service and help us positively impact the lives of homeless pets.
Activities include:

  • Reading to adoptable pets
  • Socializing adoptable dogs
  • Crafting toys for shelter pets
  • Behind-the-scenes tours will be available

Come in for a few minutes or spend the whole day with us!
WHEN:  Monday, January 20
Session 1: 10 a.m.–12 p.m. for groups of 10 or more. Reservations required. Email for details.
Session 2:  12 –3 p.m. for individuals and families – no reservations required.
WHERE: The Anti-Cruelty Society, 169 W. Grand Ave. Chicago
WHY: Giving back is a great way to show compassion in action!


This is a great way to give back and all ages are welcome with parent/guardian supervision. Free parking is available on-site. The event is free to the public but we always welcome donations to offset the cost of the materials we use to develop enrichment items for our shelter animals. Please be aware that due to the popularity of this event it may become crowded at times and there may be a small wait time for certain activities.

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