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‘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…

November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month

Thanks to a generous donor, Steve Parenti, all adoption fees on senior pets (8 years and older) have been waived. Steve is making this donation in loving memory of his parents, Marcelle (Russell) and Albert Parenti to help senior pets…

Hurricane Relief Efforts

The Anti-Cruelty Society is part of a national emergency response network. Through partnerships with national organizations with boots on the ground, the Society is often called upon to take in animals impacted by storms and other disasters. These national organizations…

Society Veterinarian, John Shudell, Running the Bank of America Chicago Marathon

The 2018 Bank of American Chicago Marathon marks Dr. Shudell’s third marathon and second time running for Team Anti-Cruelty. “It’s for a great cause, and I enjoy the challenge,” says Dr. Shudell. “Thinking about crossing that finish line helps keep…

Kennel Quilt Donations

Individuals from the TQPM Small Kennel Quilts group have sent in hundreds of kennel quilts to help keep our cats comfortable during their stay with us. These quilts will be used throughout the shelter as well as in other housing…

Help Us Earn Litter for Shelter Cats

Join the free Cat’s Pride Club and fill out the nomination form. Search for us by our zip code, 60654. You don’t even have to own a cat to nominate the Society but your support will go a long way…

Halloween Safety Tips

Generally, most pets prefer to walk around au naturel. If your pet chooses to tolerate a costume, make sure that it is entirely pet-safe. Be certain the costume is made of non-toxic and non-flammable material and remove…

Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

Adopting is a big decision, and an important one. When a family adopts a new pet, they not only help a homeless animal, but make room in shelters for another pet in need. Adopt a Shelter Dog month is about…

Hurricane Florence Relief Efforts Update

On Saturday, September 15, The Anti-Cruelty Society took in 23 cats and kittens that had been living a South Carolina shelter prior to Florence’s arrival. Six of the cats have Feline Immunodeficiency Virus, a virus that affects the immune system.…

The Anti-Cruelty Society to Help Pets in the Path of Hurricane Florence

The Anti-Cruelty Society to Help Pets in the Path of Hurricane Florence CHICAGO—The Anti-Cruelty Society has teamed up with the ASPCA to take in animals currently in the shelters in South Carolina so room can be made for pets who become…

The Anti-Cruelty Society to Participate in BARK(ing) Spot Event

The Anti-Cruelty Society to Participate in BARK(ing) Spot Event The Anti-Cruelty Society teams up with The Lakota Group to transform parking spaces into a dog-friendly urban oasis in celebration of PARK(ing) Day CHICAGO—On Friday, September 21, landscape design and urban planning firm,…

The Anti-Cruelty Society President Announces Retirement After 10 Years of Service

The Anti-Cruelty Society President Announces Retirement After 10 Years of Service Board of Directors Announces Executive Search CHICAGO – After 10 years of devoted service to The Anti-Cruelty Society as its president, Dr. Robyn Barbiers has announced her retirement effective December 31,…

September is Happy Healthy Cat Month

These cat care tips will help keep your pet happy and healthy each and every day! Provide entertainment for your cat. Toys to play with and human interaction are important for promoting exercise and socialization for your cat. It’s an…

An Update on a Special Pup

Maui went home with his foster dad, Jeff back in May and to help promote this great dog, Jeff created a Facebook page for him called Maui About Town. He posted updates regularly about the adventures Maui would take and…

Reading Buddies now at the Everyday Adoption Center

The Reading Buddy program helps keep adoptable pets company while helping them relax in this busy environment. Bring your favorite book or borrow one from us, and spend time reading to the pets while they wait for their forever families…

Pints for Pets is Back!

Join The Anti-Cruelty Society for one of our most popular events of the year, Pints for Pets benefitting pets in our care at our brand new location, Lagunitas Brewing Company located at 2607 W. 17th Street. There is ample parking…

HELP US SUPPORT THE COMMUNITY: Donations Needed

This Dog Wellness Fair will be held in Englewood thanks to our hosts at the Animal Welfare League Intake Facility. The Fair is funded through the generosity of the Caerus Foundation and offers pet owners who are unable to pay…

Compassion in Action

At times, the animals who come into our care are sick, neglected, or sometimes just too fragile. The bitterly cold day when a litter of day-old puppies was brought in to The Anti-Cruelty Society was a day to remember. When they…