Events

May
4
Sat
Kids Who Care @ The Anti-Cruelty Society
May 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.

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

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

Learn more and Register Here

 

May
5
Sun
Kitten Shower @ The Anti-Cruelty Society
May 5 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Kitten Shower @ The Anti-Cruelty Society

We’re hosting a Kitten Shower on Sunday, May 5 to help us collect items to care for the many kittens we expect to come in over the next several months during Kitten Season.

We are looking for Miracle Nipples, Snuggle Safes, KMR, Baby food (no onions), Soft, unscented tissues, and kitten food. These items can purchased from our Amazon Wish List and delivered directly to us, or you may purchase and drop them off on Sunday, May 5 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at our 510 N. LaSalle St. lobby. And while you’re here, learn more about our foster program and meet some kittens in our care!

We (and the kittens) thank you for your generosity in helping us care for kittens in need!

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

The loss of a pet is a difficult time for all. To help you cope with this loss, The Anti-Cruelty Society offers a free group program called “Pet Loss Support Group.” This group is led by a professional grief counselor.

The open drop-in group meets on the first Tuesday of every month from 6–7:30 p.m. at The Anti-Cruelty Society.

2019 dates:

  • January 8
  • February 5
  • March 7
  • April 2
  • May 1
  • June 4
  • July 2
  • August 6
  • September 3
  • October 1
  • November 5
  • December 3

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

May
14
Tue
On the Table Luncheon @ The Anti-Cruelty Society's Mullane Auditorium
May 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Join The Anti-Cruelty Society as we host our annual On the Table luncheon! This citywide gathering brings together movers and shakers from across Chicago to tackle hot topics that impact the community. This year we’re continuing the conversation about the need for more pet-friendly housing in Chicago, as thousands of pet owners face homelessness due to a lack of housing options. Gather with us as we develop innovative solutions on this growing issue. Lunch will be served. All are welcome.

May
18
Sat
Bark in the Park @ Stadium Green next to Soldier Field
May 18 @ 7:30 am – 1:00 pm

The Anti-Cruelty Society is excited to host the 25th anniversary of Chicago’s oldest and largest dog-friendly party—Bark in the Park!

Each year, thousands of people and dogs gather together along Chicago’s breathtaking lakefront to raise funds for The Anti-Cruelty Society’s work to help animals in need. This is the Society’s main fundraiser and your participation helps us provide food, shelter, medical care, and second chances for thousands of animals.

The event runs from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  • Registration Opens: 7:30 a.m.
  • Walk Starts: 9:00 a.m.
  • The party continues until 1:00 p.m.
  • Lagunitas Beer Tent Opens 10:00 a.m.
  • Live Music by Johnny Alleto: 10:00 a.m.
  • Raffle Drawing: 11:50 a.m. *Winners must be present
  • Event Ends: 1:00 p.m.

Tickets for Bark in the Park are $40 for adults and $10 for children 3 to 12.

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE.

May
19
Sun
Youth Who Care @ The Anti-Cruelty Society
May 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

An animal advocacy and volunteer program for youth ages 10–13 years old. This exciting opportunity will be hosted at The Anti-Cruelty Society and 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 service learning hours during the course of the program.

This is a free event, but registration is required.

Register here. 

Jun
1
Sat
Kids Who Care @ The Anti-Cruelty Society
Jun 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.

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

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

Learn more and Register Here

 

Jun
4
Tue
Pet Loss Support Group @ The Anti-Cruelty Society
Jun 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The loss of a pet is a difficult time for all. To help you cope with this loss, The Anti-Cruelty Society offers a free group program called “Pet Loss Support Group.” This group is led by a professional grief counselor.

The open drop-in group meets on the first Tuesday of every month from 6–7:30 p.m. at The Anti-Cruelty Society.

2019 dates:

  • January 8
  • February 5
  • March 7
  • April 2
  • May 1
  • June 4
  • July 2
  • August 6
  • September 3
  • October 1
  • November 5
  • December 3

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

Jun
15
Sat
East Garfield Park Dog Wellness Fair @ Breakthrough FamilyPlex
Jun 15 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

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 this Chicago neighborhood, and all free of charge!

Location:

Breakthrough FamilyPlex
3219 W. Carroll Avenue,
Chicago, IL 60624

Free Pet Services:

  • Vaccinations
  • Microchips
  • Nail trims

Family Activities:

  • Free pet supplies
  • Pet-friendly crafts

A huge thank you to the Caerus Foundation and Breakthrough FamilyPlex for their support, which makes this event possible.

Fine Details: No pre-registration required. All 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.

Jun
30
Sun
Cats ‘n Mats
Jun 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

What could be better than doing yoga on a Sunday morning? Doing yoga with cats at The Anti-Cruelty Society! Join us at 11 a.m the first Sunday of the month for Cats n’ Mats. We will be hosting one hour yoga sessions with the company of some adoptable kitties, they make the purrfect yoga partners!

In order to ensure that we do not have to turn anyone away at the door we ask that you please register here to reserve your spot. Each class is $10 (100% of the proceeds benefiting the animals in our care!).

  • When: First Sunday of every month (No class in May. June class is June 30).
  • Where: 169 W. Grand Ave.
  • Cost: $10 donation
  • Pre-registration is required
  • Age range: 18 and over
  • No previous yoga experience required
  • You bring the mats, we’ll bring the cats!

Click here to register!

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

The loss of a pet is a difficult time for all. To help you cope with this loss, The Anti-Cruelty Society offers a free group program called “Pet Loss Support Group.” This group is led by a professional grief counselor.

The open drop-in group meets on the first Tuesday of every month from 6–7:30 p.m. at The Anti-Cruelty Society.

2019 dates:

  • January 8
  • February 5
  • March 7
  • April 2
  • May 1
  • June 4
  • July 2
  • August 6
  • September 3
  • October 1
  • November 5
  • December 3

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

Jul
6
Sat
Kids Who Care @ The Anti-Cruelty Society
Jul 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.

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

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

Learn more and Register Here

 

Jul
14
Sun
Cats ‘n Mats
Jul 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

What could be better than doing yoga on a Sunday morning? Doing yoga with cats at The Anti-Cruelty Society! Join us at 11 a.m the first Sunday of the month for Cats n’ Mats. We will be hosting one hour yoga sessions with the company of some adoptable kitties, they make the purrfect yoga partners!

In order to ensure that we do not have to turn anyone away at the door we ask that you please register here to reserve your spot. Each class is $10 (100% of the proceeds benefiting the animals in our care!).

  • When: First Sunday of every month (No class in May. June class is June 30).
  • Where: 169 W. Grand Ave.
  • Cost: $10 donation
  • Pre-registration is required
  • Age range: 18 and over
  • No previous yoga experience required
  • You bring the mats, we’ll bring the cats!

Click here to register!

Aug
3
Sat
Kids Who Care @ The Anti-Cruelty Society
Aug 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.

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

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

Learn more and Register Here

 

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

The loss of a pet is a difficult time for all. To help you cope with this loss, The Anti-Cruelty Society offers a free group program called “Pet Loss Support Group.” This group is led by a professional grief counselor.

The open drop-in group meets on the first Tuesday of every month from 6–7:30 p.m. at The Anti-Cruelty Society.

2019 dates:

  • January 8
  • February 5
  • March 7
  • April 2
  • May 1
  • June 4
  • July 2
  • August 6
  • September 3
  • October 1
  • November 5
  • December 3

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

Aug
18
Sun
Pet First Aid & CPR @ The Anti-Cruelty Society
Aug 18 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 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. 8098 or e-mail education@anticruelty.org. The $50 course fee must be made prior to the class date.

Register here!

Sep
3
Tue
Pet Loss Support Group @ The Anti-Cruelty Society
Sep 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The loss of a pet is a difficult time for all. To help you cope with this loss, The Anti-Cruelty Society offers a free group program called “Pet Loss Support Group.” This group is led by a professional grief counselor.

The open drop-in group meets on the first Tuesday of every month from 6–7:30 p.m. at The Anti-Cruelty Society.

2019 dates:

  • January 8
  • February 5
  • March 7
  • April 2
  • May 1
  • June 4
  • July 2
  • August 6
  • September 3
  • October 1
  • November 5
  • December 3

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

Sep
7
Sat
Kids Who Care @ The Anti-Cruelty Society
Sep 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.

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

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

Learn more and Register Here

 

Oct
5
Sat
Kids Who Care @ The Anti-Cruelty Society
Oct 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.

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

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

Learn more and Register Here

 

Oct
6
Sun
Cats ‘n Mats
Oct 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

What could be better than doing yoga on a Sunday morning? Doing yoga with cats at The Anti-Cruelty Society! Join us at 11 a.m the first Sunday of the month for Cats n’ Mats. We will be hosting one hour yoga sessions with the company of some adoptable kitties, they make the purrfect yoga partners!

In order to ensure that we do not have to turn anyone away at the door we ask that you please register here to reserve your spot. Each class is $10 (100% of the proceeds benefiting the animals in our care!).

  • When: First Sunday of every month (No class in May. June class is June 30).
  • Where: 169 W. Grand Ave.
  • Cost: $10 donation
  • Pre-registration is required
  • Age range: 18 and over
  • No previous yoga experience required
  • You bring the mats, we’ll bring the cats!

Click here to register!

Oct
8
Tue
Pet Loss Support Group @ The Anti-Cruelty Society
Oct 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The loss of a pet is a difficult time for all. To help you cope with this loss, The Anti-Cruelty Society offers a free group program called “Pet Loss Support Group.” This group is led by a professional grief counselor.

The open drop-in group meets on the first Tuesday of every month from 6–7:30 p.m. at The Anti-Cruelty Society.

2019 dates:

  • January 8
  • February 5
  • March 7
  • April 2
  • May 1
  • June 4
  • July 2
  • August 6
  • September 3
  • October 1
  • November 5
  • December 3

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

Nov
2
Sat
Kids Who Care @ The Anti-Cruelty Society
Nov 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.

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

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

Learn more and Register Here

 

Nov
3
Sun
Cats ‘n Mats
Nov 3 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

What could be better than doing yoga on a Sunday morning? Doing yoga with cats at The Anti-Cruelty Society! Join us at 11 a.m the first Sunday of the month for Cats n’ Mats. We will be hosting one hour yoga sessions with the company of some adoptable kitties, they make the purrfect yoga partners!

In order to ensure that we do not have to turn anyone away at the door we ask that you please register here to reserve your spot. Each class is $10 (100% of the proceeds benefiting the animals in our care!).

  • When: First Sunday of every month (No class in May. June class is June 30).
  • Where: 169 W. Grand Ave.
  • Cost: $10 donation
  • Pre-registration is required
  • Age range: 18 and over
  • No previous yoga experience required
  • You bring the mats, we’ll bring the cats!

Click here to register!

Nov
5
Tue
Pet Loss Support Group @ The Anti-Cruelty Society
Nov 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The loss of a pet is a difficult time for all. To help you cope with this loss, The Anti-Cruelty Society offers a free group program called “Pet Loss Support Group.” This group is led by a professional grief counselor.

The open drop-in group meets on the first Tuesday of every month from 6–7:30 p.m. at The Anti-Cruelty Society.

2019 dates:

  • January 8
  • February 5
  • March 7
  • April 2
  • May 1
  • June 4
  • July 2
  • August 6
  • September 3
  • October 1
  • November 5
  • December 3

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

Nov
10
Sun
Pet First Aid & CPR @ The Anti-Cruelty Society
Nov 10 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 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. 8098 or e-mail education@anticruelty.org. The $50 course fee must be made prior to the class date.

Register here!

Dec
1
Sun
Cats ‘n Mats
Dec 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

What could be better than doing yoga on a Sunday morning? Doing yoga with cats at The Anti-Cruelty Society! Join us at 11 a.m the first Sunday of the month for Cats n’ Mats. We will be hosting one hour yoga sessions with the company of some adoptable kitties, they make the purrfect yoga partners!

In order to ensure that we do not have to turn anyone away at the door we ask that you please register here to reserve your spot. Each class is $10 (100% of the proceeds benefiting the animals in our care!).

  • When: First Sunday of every month (No class in May. June class is June 30).
  • Where: 169 W. Grand Ave.
  • Cost: $10 donation
  • Pre-registration is required
  • Age range: 18 and over
  • No previous yoga experience required
  • You bring the mats, we’ll bring the cats!

Click here to register!

Dec
7
Sat
Kids Who Care @ The Anti-Cruelty Society
Dec 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.

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

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

Learn more and Register Here

 

Jan
4
Sat
Kids Who Care @ The Anti-Cruelty Society
Jan 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.

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

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

Learn more and Register Here

 

Feb
1
Sat
Kids Who Care @ The Anti-Cruelty Society
Feb 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.

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

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

Learn more and Register Here

 

Mar
7
Sat
Kids Who Care @ The Anti-Cruelty Society
Mar 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.

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

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

Learn more and Register Here

 

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