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The Anti-Cruelty Society Receives $50,000 Grant from Caerus Foundation, Inc.

The Anti-Cruelty Society Receives $50,000 Grant from Caerus Foundation, Inc.
This grant will help fund important community programming offered by The Anti-Cruelty Society

CHICAGO—The Anti-Cruelty Society is delighted to announce the approval of a $50,000 grant from Caerus Foundation, Inc. The Anti-Cruelty Society will use this grant to fund two programs that directly assist community pets and their owners: Friends Who Care and Dog Wellness Fairs.

“The support from Caerus Foundation, Inc. provides The Anti-Cruelty Society with the opportunity to provide support for people and their pets both in terms of needed supplies or food or the very important access to veterinarian care,” says Lydia Krupinski, Vice President of Mission Impact. “We work with a number of partners to extend the reach for these two programs and we could not provide these services without funding from the Caerus Foundation.”

The Anti-Cruelty Society’s Friends Who Care program provides pet care kits to senior citizens in need. Working with partners from social service agencies such as the Chicago’s Department on Aging, monthly deliveries of pet supplies are providing for the pets of people in our community who need it most. The program mainly targets senior citizens who are housebound and unable to shop for pet care supplies and it offers access to these supplies free of charge, thanks to the Caerus Foundation funding.  Many animals enter shelters each year due to the restrictions aging places on their owners. This grant helps ensure pet owners receive the supplies they need to remain with their pet companions.

The funding also supports a series of Dog Wellness Fairs that are offered by The Anti-Cruelty Society in various locations throughout the city of Chicago where access to veterinary care is limited.  Services offered at these events include vaccinations, microchipping, nail trims, setting up spay/neuter surgery appointments, training demonstrations, and providing free pet supplies. Programs in 2019-2020 will target outreach in Garfield Ridge and Englewood.  

The Anti-Cruelty Society is grateful to the Caerus Foundation, Inc. for their continued support of programming to help provide access to care for the Chicago community’s pets and their owners. 

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About The Anti-Cruelty Society
In 2019, The Anti-Cruelty Society is celebrating 120 years of being Chicago’s oldest, 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 anticruelty.org or call (312) 644-8338.