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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…

Pewewwwwwww: Skunks Smell

Your pet getting skunked doesn’t have to stink! JoDee Lee, our clinic manager, has a special remedy in case you pet gets tangled with a skunk. Here’s how to prepare yourself and your family for if this happens to you: Mix: ¼…

Foster Families Save Lives

The individual love and care of a foster caregiver gives pets the opportunity to flourish in a home. The Society’s Foster Program is a vital lifeline that helps to rehabilitate and adopt animals in our care. Animals needing foster care…

Summer Fun with Adoptable Dogs!

SUMMER FUN WITH ADOPTABLE DOGS Dog Days of Summer—a floatie-themed party provides an evening of fun to benefit homeless animals.  CHICAGO—Stay cool this summer at The Anti-Cruelty Society first annual Dog Days of Summer fundraiser to benefit the 20,000 animals the…

Bark at the Ballpark

Grab your baseball cap and your canine companion on Tuesday, July 31 and join The Anti-Cruelty Society for The Chicago Dogs’ first ever Bark At The Ballpark. Chicago’s newest baseball team will be playing the Wichita Wingnuts with proceeds from the evening…

Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot!

Here are some tips to help you and your pet beat the heat this summer! Be aware of humidity—high humidity makes it difficult for dogs to keep themselves cool, leading to overheating and internal temperatures skyrocket quickly. To cool your…

Closed for the 4th of July

Please note that The Anti-Cruelty Society’s Adoption Center at 510 N. LaSalle St. and the Everyday Adoption Center in the South Loop PetSmart at 1101 S. Canal St. are closed for adoptions on Wednesday, July 4th, 2018 in observance of…

4th of July Safety Tips

If your pet has a fear of loud noises, the 4th of July can be a challenging holiday for your pet and your family. Here are some tips to help soothe your pet’s anxiety about fireworks and loud noises. Bringing your…

National Lost Pet Prevention Month

National Lost Pet Prevention Month began to help educate pet owners on how to help increase the likelihood of a pet being reunited with their family should it get loose. Follow these tips to help increase the number of pets…

Happy Tails for Primo

Primo was found on the streets of Chicago as a stray. He happened to wander into the perfect yard—that yard belonged to a staff member at The Anti-Cruelty Society. After he was not claimed during his stray hold, he became…

Thank you to The Grey Muzzle Organization!

As dogs age, their teeth begin to erode and decay. If not addressed, this could cause some major future health issues like kidney or heart disease stem from poor dental hygiene, and these health concerns are seen primarily in senior dogs. Currently,…

Puppy Palooza

Join us on Wednesday, June 27th and Friday, June 29th for a Puppy Palooza! For a $5 donation, spend 15 minutes during your lunch break playing and snuggling puppies! 

Hot Weather Safety Tips

CHICAGO— With record-breaking high weather predicted for the Father’s Day weekend, 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…

Taste of PetSmart

The Taste of PetSmart will offer free food samples for animals and humans and an opportunity to learn more about all the offerings in the store, including The Anti-Cruelty Society’s Everyday Adoption Center! There will be animals looking for forever homes…

In Remembrance of Dr. Donna Alexander

The Anti-Cruelty Society is saddened by the passing of Dr. Alexander. The Society worked closely with her and the Cook County Animal Rabies Control to promote the importance of protecting pets through the rabies vaccination. Dr. Alexander was a supporter and…

Building a Stronger Bond

Clicker training is a type of training for both cats and dogs that helps build the human-animal bond, as well as teach new skills. At the Society, we use this training to help alleviate some of the stresses of living…

Puppies, Puppies, Puppies

PUPPY PARADES: Puppy Parades take place from 12-1 p.m. on Friday’s in the summer and this is when the Society walks dogs to a specific, pre-determined location within one mile of our River North location. The walk helps raise awareness…