Youth Who Care

Youth Who Care is an animal advocacy and volunteer program for youth ages 10–12 years old. During this program participants will learn about a variety of topics including animal behavior, training, care and other animal welfare issues. Tweens will also have the opportunity to learn about shelter operations while meeting some of the amazing animals in our care. Activities may include in-kennel clicker training, small mammal care, operations…

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Canine Therapy Corps. Dog Wellness Fair

The Anti-Cruelty Society’s Dog Wellness Fairs provide free canine veterinary services throughout Chicago thanks to the generous support of the Caerus and PetSmart Charities foundations.

2 male vets examine a large white dog

Virtual Pet Loss Support Group

It is normal to feel grief and mourn the loss of your beloved pet. To most pet owners, the pet is considered a member of the family. There are several stages of grief (denial, anger or guilt, bargaining, depression, and acceptance), but not everyone experiences all of them or in the same order.

human hand holding a brown dog paw with grass under them

Kids Who Care

Are you looking for a way for your family to get involved in our community of caring? If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you! The Anti-Cruelty Society’s Kids Who Care program offers families an opportunity to engage in our work while providing valuable education to kids and adults alike!

Woman surrounded by kids playing with puppet dog

National Adoption Week Fall 2021

Adopt your new best friend during The Anti-Cruelty Society's and PetSmart Charities Fall National Adoption Week. From Monday, November 8 through Sunday, November 14, visit the Society’s Everyday Adoption Center in the South Loop PetSmart, or one of the other Chicago area PetSmart partner stores where animals from The Anti-Cruelty Society are available for adoption. 

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Busy Fingers

The Anti-Cruelty Society is holding our free Busy Fingers crafting event in a limited capacity, at our 169 W. Grand Ave. Auditorium location. This event is held the second Monday of each month from 2:30–5:00pm CST, and masks are required inside for the entirety. 

Hands use a sewing machine

After School Crafting Club

Close your notebooks and put on your comfy pants, then join us to make DIY Donations for The Anti-Cruelty Society’s cats, dogs, and small animals using upcycled household items. Hang out with other animal lovers and be on the lookout for pet cameos! During this event, we will teach you how to craft toys and animal enrichment items using things you can find around your house. During this time of social distancing, our animals will especially…

Virtual Pet Loss Support Group

It is normal to feel grief and mourn the loss of your beloved pet. To most pet owners, the pet is considered a member of the family. There are several stages of grief (denial, anger or guilt, bargaining, depression, and acceptance), but not everyone experiences all of them or in the same order.

human hand holding a brown dog paw with grass under them

Riverdale Fire Department Dog Wellness Fair

The Anti-Cruelty Society’s Dog Wellness Fairs provide free canine veterinary services throughout Chicago thanks to the generous support of the Caerus and PetSmart Charities foundations.

Person with dog

Youth Who Care

Youth Who Care is an animal advocacy and volunteer program for youth ages 10–12 years old. During this program participants will learn about a variety of topics including animal behavior, training, care and other animal welfare issues. Tweens will also have the opportunity to learn about shelter operations while meeting some of the amazing animals in our care. Activities may include in-kennel clicker training, small mammal care, operations…

A young woman and a large white dog

Shelter Service Day

If you’re a teen looking for a one-day, on-site volunteer opportunity with The Anti-Cruelty Society, register for Shelter Service Day! The Anti-Cruelty Society welcomes teens to our Shelter Service Day! Use your crafting skills to create toys and beds for the animals at The Anti-Cruelty Society so that they can stay cozy and happy while they are in our care. 

Teens crafting

Kids Who Care

Are you looking for a way for your family to get involved in our community of caring? If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you! The Anti-Cruelty Society’s Kids Who Care program offers families an opportunity to engage in our work while providing valuable education to kids and adults alike!

Woman surrounded by kids playing with puppet dog