Foster Resources


Thank you for choosing to be a foster with The Anti-Cruelty Society. The love and support you show to the animals in your care changes lives. The resources below have been designed to help you navigate the program with greater ease. Please do not hesitate to contact the Foster Support Team at any time with questions.

Main Contacts

The Anti-Cruelty Society Clinic:
Mondays – Fridays: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Weekends: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Foster Support Team:

Clare Hamilton 
Sunday – Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Eric Tostado, Coordinator of Volunteer Services 
Tuesday – Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Lydia Krupinski, Director of Community Programs 
Monday – Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Dr. Mark Primiano, Veterinarian

Behavior Support Team:
Melissa Klett, Behavior Specialist 
Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Stephanie Marquardt, Behavior Specialist 
Sunday– Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Ania Lininger-Pniewska, Behavior Specialist 
Tuesday - Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; Saturdays: 9:00 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Foster Steps

Animal Pick-Up: Adoption Center 510 N. LaSalle

  • Weekdays 9:00 a.m.–6:45 p.m.
  • Weekends 9:00 a.m.–4:45 p.m.
  • All foster pick-ups must be confirmed with the Foster Support Team. Email us at
  • If you need any supplies for your foster please contact the Foster Support Team at least 24 hours in advance with a list.

Animal Drop-Off: Intake 169 W. Grand Level 1R

  • Every day of the week 10:00 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.
  • Email us at before returning your foster
  • Fosters are required to turn in a Dog, Cat or Rabbit Personality Profile for each animal in their care.
  • If you have an adopter do not return the animal without contacting the Foster Support Team.

Animal Adoptions:

Should you be interested in adopting your foster – congratulations! Do not return the animal to intake. Contact the Foster Support Team regarding next steps.


Additional Resources

Foster Program Manuals