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Pour Your Heart Out

The Anti-Cruelty Society presents the 6th Annual Pour Your Heart Out fundraiser benefiting homeless pets in Chicago. The event will be held on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at the Union League Club of Chicago, 65 W. Jackson Blvd. from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Remembering Bill Caprio

The Anti-Cruelty Society and Chicago’s animal welfare community lost one of its heroes. William (Uncle Bill to the animals and his friends and colleagues) Caprio, 68, passed away on February 3 after a short battle with cancer. Bill was a…

Class is in Session for the Pups

So you have a new puppy. Totally adorable, right? But it’s now your job to make sure your puppy gets the training they need to be the best they can be. The Anti-Cruelty Society is offering two new classes for…

February is Adopt a Rabbit Month

Rabbits are incredibly intelligent, loving, and social creatures. With an average life span of 7-10 years, these affectionate pets are great for people from all walks of life. Did you know? Rabbits are VERY social animals. In terms of time commitment,…

Benefits of Spaying and Neutering

By law in Illinois, any animal that is adopted from a shelter must be spayed or neutered to help control the pet population as well as provide some important health benefits for your animals. The Anti-Cruelty Society offers a low…

Valentines for your Purfect Companion

Remember! Valentine’s Day is next week on Thursday, February 14. We know you need some valentine cards to share with friends and family. We have a series of cards featuring adorable adoptables from The Anti-Cruelty Society. Share the love this…

Keep Pets Safe from Frostbite

Keep Pets Safe from Frostbite The Anti-Cruelty Society Advises Pet Owners ahead of Sub-Zero Temperatures CHICAGO— The Chicagoland area is expecting record-low temperatures this week, stooping to high of minus 12 degrees and low of minus 20 degrees Fahrenheit on Wednesday, January…

The Anti-Cruelty Society Announces new President

The Anti-Cruelty Society Announces new President Tracy Elliott brings 30 years of nonprofit experience to the Society CHICAGO—The Board of Directors of The Anti-Cruelty Society announced the appointment of Tracy Elliott as President effective February 25. Elliott comes to Chicago’s oldest and…

The Anti-Cruelty Society Names New Members to the Board of Directors

The Anti-Cruelty Society Names New Members to the Board of Directors Jane Luiso, Judi Spaletto, and Shane Foley join the Society’s Board of Directors CHICAGO—The Anti-Cruelty Society, Chicago’s oldest and most comprehensive animal welfare organization announces the appointment of three new members…

The Anti-Cruelty Society to Hold 6th Annual Pour Your Heart Out Fundraiser

The Anti-Cruelty Society to Hold 6th Annual Pour Your Heart Out Fundraiser The wine, beer, and spirit tasting event helps thousands of animals each year CHICAGO—The Anti-Cruelty Society presents the 6th Annual Pour Your Heart Out fundraiser benefiting homeless pets in Chicago.…

The Anti-Cruelty Society Offering Pet Food and Supplies to Government Employees Furloughed by Shutdown

Supplies will be available Saturday and Sunday, January 12 and 13. For information on supply availability, please call 312-644-8338. The Anti-Cruelty Society Offering Pet Food and Supplies to Government Employees Furloughed by Shutdown Free pet supplies being offered at the Society Friday, January…

2018 Annual Report

The 2018 Annual Report is a celebration of the Society’s compassion in action. It is a review of our 2018 accomplishments as well as a look back at the success of our last 10 years.  This year saw the implementation of…

2018: A Year in Review

At The Anti-Cruelty Society in 2018 nearly 5,700 animals were adopted from our facilities and nearly 10,000 cats, dogs, and rabbits were spayed or neutered. Many of these services were provided to members of the community through our accessible spay/neuter program which also shows the reach of the message on the importance of spaying and neutering pets.

Keep Your Pet Busy this Winter

FOR YOUR DOGS: Typical enrichment activities like going for walks, hanging out at the dog park, or going on doggy play dates become limited when the temperature outside drops. Try some of these activities to keep your pup busy: Sensory enrichment. This type of enrichment helps kick start all of your dog’s senses including sound, sight, smell, and touch.

New Animal-Related Laws in 2019

Read about the new laws that took effect in 2019. Here is the complete list:  Police-Service Dog Protection Act. This requires a vehicle transporting a police dog to be equipped with a heat sensor that remotely alerts law enforcement if the vehicle reaches 85 degrees and a safety mechanism to lower the interior temperature.

Introducing: Pajama Parties

Pajama Parties is a new initiative that will be implemented in 2019 where trained volunteers will bring an adoptable dog home for a one night sleepover. Pajama Parties will help dogs take a break from the shelter life.  Volunteers will offer their overnight guests a chance to curl up on a couch, go for a long walk in the neighborhood, hang out with humans, and maybe even get an extra treat or two.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

Paws and Reflect on the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.: The Anti-Cruelty Society to Host National Day of Service January 21 Volunteer opportunity for all ages to engage in our community of caring CHICAGO—The Anti-Cruelty Society is hosting a day of…

Thank You Dr. Robyn

Thank you Dr. Robyn.

‘Tis the Season to be Safe: Holiday Safety Tips

Here are some tips to help keep your pet safe with holiday hazards around the house.  Securely anchor your Christmas tree. The tree is very enticing to a pet and if they are playing near the tree, it could tip or fall over on your pet.  Avoid the tinsel. The shiny material may look like a toy, but swallowing it can lead to an obstructed digestive tract, severe vomiting, dehydration, and can even require surgery.

The Gift of Giving

During the Holiday Drive Matching Challenge, gifts made to the Society to help animals in need will be doubled. Year-end, tax deductible gifts help meet the urgent needs of homeless pets in Chicago. Please consider a gift to help an…

Adopting a Pet at the Holidays

If a cat or dog is on your loved one’s wish list this year, adopting is always a great option! Unfortunately, right after the holidays, The Anti-Cruelty Society sees an uptick in animals returned because they were given as an…

Holiday Wish List

The Anti-Cruelty Society relies on the generosity of individual and corporate donors to help fund the expenses incurred to care for homeless pets. One way to give to an animal in need is to purchase items from our wish list. This…

Cold Weather Tips

Here are tips to help keep your pet safe from the cold weather during the winter. Keep your pet indoors as much as possible. Housetrained dogs will need to go outside to relieve themselves, but be sure to limit their…

Kids Who Care Holiday Edition

Join us in spreading cheer to animals in need during a special Holiday Edition of Kids Who Care! On Saturday, December 1, children will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of entertaining, holiday-themed activities that will teach them…

It’s puppy time: Puppy Palooza!

Monday, NOV. 26 and FRIDAY, NOV. 30 Join us on Monday, November 26 and Friday, November 30 from noon to 1:30 p.m. for a Puppy Palooza! For a $5 donation, spend 15 minutes during your lunch break playing and snuggling puppies! Pre-registration is…

Shop and Give Back!

The Anti-Cruelty Society is excited to be Neptune & Co’s Rescue of the Month! During the month of November, for every purchase of one of Neptune & Co’s fashionable and durable dog collars and leashes, $1 or more will be…

Join Team Anti-Cruelty 2019!

When you join Team Anti-Cruelty, you’ll be helping pets in need. The Society offers many benefits to its runners including: 2019 Bank of America registration fee paid for by The Anti-Cruelty Society ($205 U.S. residents, $230 Non-US Residents) Group or…

National Adoption Weekend Nov. 9-11

On Saturday, November 10*, as part of PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend, The Anti-Cruelty Society’s Everyday Adoption Center in the South Loop PetSmart store will be waiving adoption fees on adult animals (5 months and older). Join the Society and…

Thanksgiving Day Tips for Your Pet

Pay attention to the food. Most of the hazards for pets related to Thanksgiving involve the delicious food we enjoy as humans. Turkey is often stuffed and basted in fats to crisp the skin and make the meat moist which is…

Caring for Your Senior Pet

As pets age, they become more susceptible to a variety health issues. Health problems that can affect older pets include arthritis, cancer, heart disease, kidney/urinary tract disease, liver disease, diabetes, joint or bone disease, senility, and weakness. However, with proper…