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Pints for Pets and Trivia for People!

Raise a glass and join us for Pints for Pets! Not only will we be enjoying Laguinatas libations in honor of our furry four-legged friends, we will also be celebrating them with animal-themed trivia! 

Subaru Love a Pet Adoption Event

Subaru loves pets and we do too! So on Saturday, October 12, Subaru will be covering the adoption fees of every kitten, cat, puppy, and dog adopted from The Anti-Cruelty Society at our 510 N. LaSalle Street Adoption Center. 

Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween can be a fun-filled event for humans and pets alike. However with the constant doorbell rings and surge of oddly-dressed strangers, it’s important to consider some safety precautions to keep your pets calm and protected. By keeping these tricks in mind, you’ll be sure to make this Halloween a real treat for both you and your pet. 

Helping Animals from Areas Impacted by Hurricane Dorian

Last week, The Anti-Cruelty Society received a phone call from the Humane Society of the US (HSUS) who was working with the Greenville County Animal Care in Myrtle Beach SC because Hurricane Dorian was on track to bring damaging winds, high storm surge, and even tornadoes. They needed to evacuate animals from the area and help get the animals out of harm’s way and to make room for animals that were inevitably going to be displaced from their families. The Anti-Cruelty Society answered the call.

The Anti-Cruelty Society Helps Pets Impacted by Hurricane Dorian

CHICAGO— 89 pets from South Carolina that have been impacted by Hurricane Dorian arrived in Chicago on Thursday, September 5. In partnership with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), these animals were driven to Chicago where they were greeted by The Anti-Cruelty Society’s staff and volunteers at the shelter. Pets that arrived Thursday were in the shelters prior to the hurricane impacting the eastern coastal areas. Bringing these pets to Chicago and other parts of the country removes pets from imminent danger.  

September is Happy, Healthy Cat Month

Keeping your cat happy and healthy is important for his well-being and The Anti-Cruelty Society is here to help. We’ve got tips in our new Pet Care Library including health and behavior information that will help your cat live a happy, healthy life. 

Pet Wellness in the Community

The Anti-Cruelty Society has been hosting dog wellness fairs in areas that do not  have access to veterinarian care for several years now. We believe that caring for owned pets is just as important as helping homeless pets find their forever homes, so providing education and resources to these communities, free of charge, is just one way we do that. 

Help us get free litter from Cat's Pride!

The Anti-Cruelty Society goes through 1,000 pounds of kitty litter A DAY. That’s a lot of litter. PLEASE HELP The Anti-Cruelty Society get much needed free cat litter through the Cat’s Pride Litter for Good program. The more people who choose us in this program, and the more Cat’s Pride litter purchase, the more litter we get. You can help us secure this litter at 

Clear the Shelters: 106 Adoptions!

Wow! What a day! August 17, 2019 was the annual Clear the Shelter adoption event where shelters around the country waived adoption fees on pets looking for forever homes. It was our most successful Clear the Shelters adoption event with 106 animals finding their forever homes. 

2019 Fall Magazine

The Anti-Cruelty Society’s Fall 2019 magazine continues to celebrate the Society’s 120th anniversary and our compassion in action! The Anti-Cruelty Society welcomes 165 animals impacted by severe storms in Oklahoma, highlights our new online Pet Care Library, highlights the Canines for Kindness program, and more!

Join Us for The Essentials of Low Stress Handling Workshop

Sally J. Foote, DVM CABC-IAABC presents The Essentials of Low Stress Handling. This workshop will include live demonstrations of low stress techniques for cats and dogs, emergency care low stress handling, and behavior intervention plans for general practice. 

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…

Dog Days of Summer Annual Fundraiser

We got the pawfect cure for the Monday Blues, and it involves a cocktail in hand and a puppy by your side. 

Bark at the Ballpark

The Anti-Cruelty Society is excited to team up with the Chicago Dogs for the second annual Bark at the Ballpark event! Dogs available for adoption will be visiting during the double header at Impact Field in Rosemont and fans are invited to bring their dogs as well. 

July is Lost Pet Prevention Month

Pets can get lost for a number of reasons, but it is how you get them back that matters the most. Microchipping is an easy to make sure you get your four-legged friend back ASAP! 

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.

Chicago Dog-Friendly Treat Pass

Does your dog love to explore? Grab the free Chicago Dog-Friendly Treat Pass from Sidewalk Dog and grab free treats for you and your pup all over Chicago! 

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. 

It's a Paw-fect Time for a Treat Pass

Summer is here and what better way to celebrate than with the ultimate treat pass for you and your pooch! 

Introducing a NEW

On Monday, May 20, The Anti-Cruelty Society debuted its BRAND NEW WEBSITE! Featuring a new adoptable pet section, a pet care library, and so much more, the full new site is now also available on mobile and tablet. 

New Training Classes at the Society

The Anti-Cruelty Society is excited to announce a new dog training arrangement with Tucker Pup’s to offer classes for all ages! 

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.