The Anti-Cruelty Society Celebrates Volunteers During Volunteer Appreciation Week

The Anti-Cruelty Society Celebrates Volunteers During Volunteer Appreciation Week
The Society has over 600 active volunteers giving over 50,000 hours of service each year

CHICAGO- During National Volunteer Appreciation Week April 15 to 21, The Anti-Cruelty Society recognizes all volunteers for their support, commitment, and dedication to help provide a better life for thousands of homeless, abused, and neglected animals served by the Society each year.

More than 600 volunteers provide over 50,000 hours of service each year, supporting the Society’s mission to care for and protect animals. The Anti-Cruelty Society volunteers work directly with animals for pet care and training, provide education support, foster animals, and support the active Adoption Center where volunteers help families find their forever friends. In 2017, over 5,000 animals were adopted.

The Society acknowledges the volunteers that go above and beyond each year with a series of awards presented at the Volunteer Celebration on April 15.

“Each year, The Anti-Cruelty Society formally recognizes our outstanding volunteers at the annual Volunteer Celebration but each day we are grateful for their support of the Society,” says Eric Tostado, Volunteer Coordinator. “We could not do the great work of the Society without the support of all the volunteers.”

For information becoming a volunteer at The Anti-Cruelty Society, visit

About The Anti-Cruelty Society
Founded in 1899, The Anti-Cruelty Society is Chicago’s oldest and largest, private, open-admission, unlimited stay humane society. With a mission of building a community of caring by helping pets and educating people, its comprehensive programs and services help over 50,000 animals and humans every year and include: adoption, charity veterinary clinic, low or no-cost spay/neuter clinic, cruelty investigations and rescue, humane education & community outreach, a free behavior helpline, dog training classes, S.A.F.E. program (short-term accommodations for emergencies), The Bruckner Rehabilitation & Treatment Center, the Virginia Butts Berger Cat Clinic, and the Dog Rehabilitation Center. For more information, visit