Low Income Services

Low Income Clinic 

The Anti-Cruelty Society provides clinic services and treatment for pets in households where the family income is below the poverty level. For qualifying criteria, contact the Clinic at 312-645-8051 between 10 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday.  

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!


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

Family Activities:

  • Pet-friendly crafts
  • Free pet supplies

Fine details: 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.

The next Dog Wellness Fair will be held on Saturday, June 15
Breakthrough Familyplex 
3330 W. Carroll Ave.
Chicago, IL 
11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Friends Who Care

When we say that pets are for life, we mean it. The Anti-Cruelty Society is committed to helping pets and people in every stage of their lives. In addition to providing low-cost veterinary services through our Low-Income Clinic, and discounted adoption fees through our Pets for Seniors promotion, we have partnered with Chicago’s Department on Aging to launch a senior support program: Friends Who Care. Through this partnership, The Anti-Cruelty Society provides care kits to pet owners currently enrolled in the city’s home delivered meals program. Supplying monthly provisions for cats, dogs, birds, turtles, and other pets, the Society will give senior citizens food and care supplies to help their pets thrive. The Friends Who Care program will also help participating pet owners with a variety of other services, including veterinary care and behavior support. Through the Friends Who Care program we’ll keep friends together for life.

This program is made possible, in part, by the generosity of the Caerus Foundation.