National Adoption Weekend is February 29-March 1

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The Anti-Cruelty Society is excited to once again participate in PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend. From Friday, February 28 through Sunday, March 1, visit the Society’s Everyday Adoption Center in the South Loop PetSmart at 1101 S. Canal St. in Chicago, or one of the other Chicago area PetSmart stores where animals from The Anti-Cruelty Society are available for adoption. 

Adopting a new furry friend is one of the best decisions you can make. Not only are you adding a new member to the family, but you are also making space for other animals in need while they await their forever home. As a bonus, adoption fees will be waived for animals five months and older on Saturday, February 29, only at the Everyday Adoption Center in the South Loop PetSmart. 

Every adoption from the Society’s Everyday Adoption Center in the South Loop PetSmart includes:

  • Spaying or neutering
  • Permanent microchip identification
  • Inoculations against rabies and other diseases
  • Heartworm test for dogs
  • Feline leukemia test for cats

Each adoption also features the following post-adoption health support: 

  • One month of free pet insurance
  • Complimentary exam and follow-up care at a Banfield location within 14 days of adoption. 

For hours and locations of the Society’s PetSmart adoption locations and to view available pets, visit