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The Anti-Cruelty Society to Host Dog Wellness Fair
The Anti-Cruelty Society to Host Dog Wellness Fair Event will bring free pet services and family activities to East Garfield Park CHICAGO—The Anti-Cruelty Society is bringing a variety of much-needed pet care services to the East Garfield Park neighborhood free of charge…
The Anti-Cruelty Society Celebrates 120 Years of Compassion in Action
The Anti-Cruelty Society is celebrating 120 years of compassion in action for animals in Chicago! On March 7, 1899, Rose Fay Thomas (wife of Chicago Symphony Orchestra Chairman Theodore Thomas) and a small group of friends founded The Anti-Cruelty Society to suppress cruelty to animals, educate the public on humane treatment, and create a refuge for strays. Since then, the Society has been helping care for pets in need and putting compassion into action through comprehensive programming.
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: 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.