Read the latest news from The Anti-Cruelty Society!
Clear the Shelters
Help us clear our shelter! On Saturday, August 17, adoption fees will be waived on all animals 5 months and older at The Anti-Cruelty Society, and NEW this year, all PetSmart locations where The Anti-Cruelty Society houses animals available for adoption!
High Rise Dogs: A Workshop
Living in an apartment complex with your dog can be difficult. The Anti-Cruelty Society has a workshop that can help! High Rise Dogs: A Workshop helps tenants and their furry friends put their best paws forward.
Other Ways to Give
The Anti-Cruelty Society cares for more than 5,500 shelter animals each and every year and we couldn’t do that without people like you! Our supporters give of their time and treasures to help us help animals get the second chance they deserve. There are many ways to give to animals in need.
Art from the Heart
CALLING ALL YOUNG ARTISTS! The Anti-Cruelty Society has a contest for you! We are now accepting submissions for our annual Art from the Heart contest to showcase your artistic creativity about caring for animals. The deadline is coming up soon—August 19
What Dog Owners Should Know About the FDA Alert
Our friends at VCA Hospitals recently shared an article by Melanie Hoffman, DVM, about the FDA Alert on grain-free dog food diets that should be noted by all dog owners.
The Anti-Cruelty Society Welcomes New Veterinarian to Staff
The Anti-Cruelty Society is excited to welcome Michele Medhurst, D.V.M. to the Society’s veterinarian team. Dr. Medhurst previously worked at The Anti-Cruelty Society as the Medical Director before pursuing other opportunities in private practice. Dr. Medhurst hired and trained several of the current veterinarians on staff at The Anti-Cruelty Society as Medical Director.
Hot Weather Tips for Pet Parents
The Anti-Cruelty Society reminds you that it is important to keep your pet’s safety top of mind. Here are some tips to help keep your pet safe in the heat throughout the summer. Do not leave your pet in a parked car. A parked car quickly becomes dangerously hot, even with the windows left partly opened. When outside temperatures are in the 90’s, after just 10 minutes, your car can be 114 degrees. At these temperatures, your pet can suffer irreversible organ damage or die. Be aware of the humidity. When the humidity is high, dogs have a harder time cooling themselves, leading to overheating with their internal…
Oklahoma Rescue Efforts Update
On Friday, May 31, The Anti-Cruelty Society arrived at Chicago Executive Airport where 165 animals came from Tulsa, Oklahoma after disastrous storms flooded the area. With the help of area shelters, the Society took in these animals who had been in the shelters prior to the storms to help them find forever homes.
4th of July Tips for Pet Parents
It is difficult to enjoy a firework show knowing your pet is huddled at home terrified of the unknown, and once the boom start , it is hard to soothe their fears. However, there are a few techniques you can do to reduce the anxiety your pet endures this Independence Day.
Compassion in Action
Sometimes stepping up is the only thing to do to help the animals in need. On Friday, May 31, The Anti-Cruelty Society in partnership with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) welcomed 165 animals from directly impacted by the record-breaking flooding in Oklahoma to Chicago.
Canines for Kindness
We know that people who are kind to animals are also kind to each other and we want to share that sentiment this summer through a brand new program coming to Chicago Park District’s summer camps starting in July! The Anti-Cruelty Society has teamed up with Jeff Jenkins and Midnight Circus’ with his famously trained dogs to present Canines for Kindness summer camp sessions.
The Anti-Cruelty Society Helps Pets Impacted by Severe Storms in Oklahoma
165 pets from Oklahoma that have been impacted by severe weather arrived in Chicago on Friday, May 31. In partnership with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), these animals were flown to Chicago and were greeted by The Anti-Cruelty Society’s staff and volunteers at Chicago Executive Airport in Wheeling, IL.
Enjoy a gorgeous summer cruise with your favorite furry friend on Saturday, June 8, 2019. Join The Anti-Cruelty Society aboard Mercury Skyline Cruiseline’s Canine Cruise! This wonderful event is back by popular demand and it is the perfect way to kick off the summer season with your dog. The cruise begins at 10:15 a.m., but please arrive prior to 9:50 a.m. to begin boarding.
On the Table Conversation is May 14
You are cordially invited to take part in this year’s On the Table conversation in partnership with the Chicago Community Trust at The Anti-Cruelty Society. Lunch will be served as we discuss the need for educational resources for landlords as well as how we can empower tenants to advocate, and remain accountable, for their animals. We want to establish an ongoing conversation about bridging the housing gap by providing resources for both tenants and landlords, and you can help us.
Spring Means its Flea & Tick Season!
Fleas and ticks are two of the most common parasites that affect our pets. Prevention is the best defense and easy to dispense to our furry friends. Fleas are wingless insects that feed on blood and can jump up to two feet high. Fleas are most commonly noticed on dogs’ abdomen and the base of the tail and head.
How to Be a Good Dog About Town
Sidewalk Dog’s How to Be a Good Dog About Town. If pupper’s gonna be your big-city adventure bud, he’s gotta be safe, pawlite, and comfortable all over town, whether you’re sippin’ puppuccinos, enjoying a little re-tail therapy, or gettin’ your fetch on at the dog park.
Bark in the Park
Dogs are leading their humans to Chicago’s Original Dog Party, Bark in the Park, on Saturday, May 18, 2019 on the Stadium Green at Soldier Field. Rain or shine, thousands of animal-lovers and their dogs will spend a fun morning raising funds and awareness for The Anti-Cruelty Society, Chicago’s oldest animal welfare organization which turns 120 in 2019!
2019 Spring Magazine
The Anti-Cruelty Society’s Spring 2019 magazine celebrates the Society’s 120th anniversary of compassion in action! We welcome new president, Tracy Elliott, celebrate the human-animal bond, offer tips for caring for puppies and kittens, celebrate 25 years of our dog party and fundraiser, Bark in the Park, and more!