Events

Apr
26
Wed
Teen Drop-In @ The Anti-Cruelty Society
Apr 26 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Stop in to The Anti-Cruelty Society’s Education and Training Center tonight to drop off any of the DIY service learning projects that you may have completed. Please be sure to bring your one-page reflection essay and the paperwork from your school that you need to get signed by a representative of the Society. To learn more, click here.

May
2
Tue
Working Through Pet Loss Support Group @ The Anti-Cruelty Society
May 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

If you are having a difficult time in accepting your pet’s death, you may want to discuss your feelings with someone trained to understand the grieving process, such as a grief counselor, clergyman, social worker, physician, or psychologist. For those that cannot do this, The Anti-Cruelty Society offers a free group program called “Working Through Pet Loss.” This open group meets on the first Tuesday of every month from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Free parking is available in The Anti-Cruelty Society parking garage. Enter from Wells Street, ½ block south of Grand Avenue.
 

FREE EVENT: Register Here

May
6
Sat
Kids Who Care @ The Anti-Cruelty Society
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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! Whether making a toy for a dog, reading a book to a cat, or preparing snacks for one of our small mammals, your family will have the chance to make a direct impact on the life of a shelter pet.

Who: Families with children between the ages of 2–10. Please note that we require one adult participant per every 2 children in your group.

When: The first Saturday of every month from 10-11:30 a.m. Please note that the session on September 3rd has been cancelled due to the holiday weekend.

Where: The Anti-Cruelty Society, 169 West Grand Avenue

Cost: The cost of registration is $20 for each child in your group.

To sign up for our upcoming Kids Who Care program in February, March, or April, please fill out our online registration form.

East Garfield Park Wellness Fair @ Breakthrough FamilyPlex
May 6 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us for a pet resource event in East Garfield Park, scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 6 from 12-4 at Breakthrough FamilyPlex, 3219 W. Carroll Ave., Chicago, IL 60624.. We’ll be offering free vaccines and microchips as well as nail trims, training demos, pet care and safety puppet show for families, and more.

FREE pet services including:

  • Vaccinations
  • Microchips
  • Training Demos
  • Nail Trims

Family Activities:

  • Photos with the Society Mascots
  • Pet-Friendly Crafts
  • Safety Around Animals Puppet Show

A huge thank you to Breakthrough FamilyPlex for hosting this event on The Anti-Cruelty Society’s behalf. Swing by the Fair to explore the Breakthrough FamilyPlex’s many offerings, like their delicious in-house café.

Fine Details: No pre-registration required. All cats must be secured in a cat carrier and dogs must be leashed. No dogs in heat. No retractable leashes or leashes over 6 feet please. Owners with dogs who may require a muzzle are asked to bring their own.

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

May
13
Sat
Youth Who Care @ The Anti-Cruelty Society
May 13 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Youth Who Care is a 4 week long animal advocacy and volunteer program for youth ages 10-13 years old. This exciting opportunity will be hosted at The Anti-Cruelty Society the second Saturday of the month March-June from 1–3 p.m. During the course of the program participants will learn about a variety of topics including animal behavior, training, care and other animal welfare issues. Students will be able to earn a total of 8 service learning hours during the course of the program. Deadline for application is Monday January 30.

If you have any questions regarding the program or application feel free to contact Tara Laffey at tlaffey@anticruelty.org.

Apply here.

May
20
Sat
Foster Open House @ The Anti-Cruelty Society Adoption Lobby
May 20 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us at an upcoming Foster Open House to learn more about this life-saving program. Meet staff and foster parents who are already involved and receive a behind-the-scenes tour of the Society. Foster Program Applications are accepted and encouraged to be turned in at the event. No RSVP required. The Foster Open House takes place at our main adoption center at 510 N. LaSalle. Free parking is available in our garage, located south of Grand on Wells.

May
21
Sun
Bark in the Park @ Soldier Field Stadium Green
May 21 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Welcome to Chicago’s largest dog party!

Join The Anti-Cruelty Society as we celebrate our 23rd year of Bark in the Park on Sunday, May 21 at the Soldier Field Stadium Green.

Whether you take part in our optional 5K walk along Chicago’s breathtaking lakefront, or simply enjoy a picnic with your furry friend, Bark in the Park has something for everyone.

And please remember, all proceeds benefit The Anti-Cruelty Society and help us care for nearly 20,000 animals each year!

The optional 5K walk will provide participants with unparalleled views of the Chicago skyline. Take a relaxing stroll along the lakefront path with your canine companion and marvel at the beautiful city we all home. (Please note: walkers of all ages are welcome, and anyone can participate with or without their pet)

For more information, or to register, visit: barkinthepark.org

May
24
Wed
Teen Drop-In @ The Anti-Cruelty Society
May 24 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Stop in to The Anti-Cruelty Society’s Education and Training Center tonight to drop off any of the DIY service learning projects that you may have completed. Please be sure to bring your one-page reflection essay and the paperwork from your school that you need to get signed by a representative of the Society. To learn more, click here.

Jun
3
Sat
Kids Who Care @ The Anti-Cruelty Society
Jun 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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! Whether making a toy for a dog, reading a book to a cat, or preparing snacks for one of our small mammals, your family will have the chance to make a direct impact on the life of a shelter pet.

Who: Families with children between the ages of 2–10. Please note that we require one adult participant per every 2 children in your group.

When: The first Saturday of every month from 10-11:30 a.m. Please note that the session on September 3rd has been cancelled due to the holiday weekend.

Where: The Anti-Cruelty Society, 169 West Grand Avenue

Cost: The cost of registration is $20 for each child in your group.

To sign up for our upcoming Kids Who Care program in February, March, or April, please fill out our online registration form.

Jun
4
Sun
Pet First Aid & CPR FULL @ The Anti-Cruelty Society
Jun 4 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Do you plan on working with other people’s pets for a living as a dog walker, groomer, or staff member at a boarding facility? Do you have pets at home and want to be prepared in case of an emergency? We can help. This course will cover 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) 644-8338 ext. 344 or e-mail education@anticruelty.org. The $50 course fee must be made prior to the class date.

Please note that this class is full and we are not accepting new registrations at this time. 

Jun
6
Tue
Working Through Pet Loss Support Group @ The Anti-Cruelty Society
Jun 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

If you are having a difficult time in accepting your pet’s death, you may want to discuss your feelings with someone trained to understand the grieving process, such as a grief counselor, clergyman, social worker, physician, or psychologist. For those that cannot do this, The Anti-Cruelty Society offers a free group program called “Working Through Pet Loss.” This open group meets on the first Tuesday of every month from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Free parking is available in The Anti-Cruelty Society parking garage. Enter from Wells Street, ½ block south of Grand Avenue.
 

FREE EVENT: Register Here

Jun
10
Sat
Youth Who Care @ The Anti-Cruelty Society
Jun 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Youth Who Care is a 4 week long animal advocacy and volunteer program for youth ages 10-13 years old. This exciting opportunity will be hosted at The Anti-Cruelty Society the second Saturday of the month March-June from 1–3 p.m. During the course of the program participants will learn about a variety of topics including animal behavior, training, care and other animal welfare issues. Students will be able to earn a total of 8 service learning hours during the course of the program. Deadline for application is Monday January 30.

If you have any questions regarding the program or application feel free to contact Tara Laffey at tlaffey@anticruelty.org.

Apply here.

Jun
14
Wed
Teen Drop-In @ The Anti-Cruelty Society
Jun 14 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Stop in to The Anti-Cruelty Society’s Education and Training Center tonight to drop off any of the DIY service learning projects that you may have completed. Please be sure to bring your one-page reflection essay and the paperwork from your school that you need to get signed by a representative of the Society. To learn more, click here.

Jul
1
Sat
Kids Who Care @ The Anti-Cruelty Society
Jul 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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! Whether making a toy for a dog, reading a book to a cat, or preparing snacks for one of our small mammals, your family will have the chance to make a direct impact on the life of a shelter pet.

Who: Families with children between the ages of 2–10. Please note that we require one adult participant per every 2 children in your group.

When: The first Saturday of every month from 10-11:30 a.m. Please note that the session on September 3rd has been cancelled due to the holiday weekend.

Where: The Anti-Cruelty Society, 169 West Grand Avenue

Cost: The cost of registration is $20 for each child in your group.

To sign up for our upcoming Kids Who Care program in February, March, or April, please fill out our online registration form.

Aug
5
Sat
Kids Who Care @ The Anti-Cruelty Society
Aug 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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! Whether making a toy for a dog, reading a book to a cat, or preparing snacks for one of our small mammals, your family will have the chance to make a direct impact on the life of a shelter pet.

Who: Families with children between the ages of 2–10. Please note that we require one adult participant per every 2 children in your group.

When: The first Saturday of every month from 10-11:30 a.m. Please note that the session on September 3rd has been cancelled due to the holiday weekend.

Where: The Anti-Cruelty Society, 169 West Grand Avenue

Cost: The cost of registration is $20 for each child in your group.

To sign up for our upcoming Kids Who Care program in February, March, or April, please fill out our online registration form.

Sep
2
Sat
Kids Who Care @ The Anti-Cruelty Society
Sep 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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! Whether making a toy for a dog, reading a book to a cat, or preparing snacks for one of our small mammals, your family will have the chance to make a direct impact on the life of a shelter pet.

Who: Families with children between the ages of 2–10. Please note that we require one adult participant per every 2 children in your group.

When: The first Saturday of every month from 10-11:30 a.m. Please note that the session on September 3rd has been cancelled due to the holiday weekend.

Where: The Anti-Cruelty Society, 169 West Grand Avenue

Cost: The cost of registration is $20 for each child in your group.

To sign up for our upcoming Kids Who Care program in February, March, or April, please fill out our online registration form.

Oct
7
Sat
Kids Who Care @ The Anti-Cruelty Society
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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! Whether making a toy for a dog, reading a book to a cat, or preparing snacks for one of our small mammals, your family will have the chance to make a direct impact on the life of a shelter pet.

Who: Families with children between the ages of 2–10. Please note that we require one adult participant per every 2 children in your group.

When: The first Saturday of every month from 10-11:30 a.m. Please note that the session on September 3rd has been cancelled due to the holiday weekend.

Where: The Anti-Cruelty Society, 169 West Grand Avenue

Cost: The cost of registration is $20 for each child in your group.

To sign up for our upcoming Kids Who Care program in February, March, or April, please fill out our online registration form.

Nov
4
Sat
Kids Who Care @ The Anti-Cruelty Society
Nov 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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! Whether making a toy for a dog, reading a book to a cat, or preparing snacks for one of our small mammals, your family will have the chance to make a direct impact on the life of a shelter pet.

Who: Families with children between the ages of 2–10. Please note that we require one adult participant per every 2 children in your group.

When: The first Saturday of every month from 10-11:30 a.m. Please note that the session on September 3rd has been cancelled due to the holiday weekend.

Where: The Anti-Cruelty Society, 169 West Grand Avenue

Cost: The cost of registration is $20 for each child in your group.

To sign up for our upcoming Kids Who Care program in February, March, or April, please fill out our online registration form.

Dec
2
Sat
Kids Who Care @ The Anti-Cruelty Society
Dec 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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! Whether making a toy for a dog, reading a book to a cat, or preparing snacks for one of our small mammals, your family will have the chance to make a direct impact on the life of a shelter pet.

Who: Families with children between the ages of 2–10. Please note that we require one adult participant per every 2 children in your group.

When: The first Saturday of every month from 10-11:30 a.m. Please note that the session on September 3rd has been cancelled due to the holiday weekend.

Where: The Anti-Cruelty Society, 169 West Grand Avenue

Cost: The cost of registration is $20 for each child in your group.

To sign up for our upcoming Kids Who Care program in February, March, or April, please fill out our online registration form.

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