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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…

Create a Community of Caring!

Are your kids looking for some way to connect with our animals? We have the perfect solution! And yeah, some of these are good options for adults too! Reading Buddies is a new program that invites animal-lovers to put their compassion…

The Anti-Cruelty Society on the passing of Dr. Donna Alexander

The Anti-Cruelty Society is saddened by the passing of Dr. Donna Alexander, the administrator of Cook County Animal Rabies Control. Dr. Alexander was a great advocate for proper animal care and was passionate in her work to keep pets in…

Bark in the Park 2018: A Huge Success!

Thank you to everyone who attended Bark in the Park on Saturday, May 19th at the Stadium Green next to Soldier Field. The day was filled with fun, laughter, and of course dogs! Over 900 people and their furry friends attended…

Bark in the Park 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Colette Bradley                   D: (312) 645-8064 M: (312) 502-9702 cbradley@anticruelty.org Join The Anti-Cruelty Society for Bark in the Park, Chicago’s Largest Dog Party The Anti-Cruelty Society’s 24th annual 5K walk and outdoor party to take place Saturday, May 19, 2018  CHICAGO—Dogs…

The Anti-Cruelty Society Celebrates Volunteers During Volunteer Appreciation Week

The Anti-Cruelty Society Celebrates Volunteers During Volunteer Appreciation Week The Society has over 600 active volunteers giving over 50,000 hours of service each year CHICAGO- During National Volunteer Appreciation Week April 15 to 21, The Anti-Cruelty Society recognizes all volunteers for their…

April is National Heartworm Awareness Month

Heartworm is a serious and potentially fatal disease that is transmitted from animal to animal by mosquitoes. To protect your dogs, they should get a monthly dose of a heartworm prevention pill. This is prescribed by your veterinarian and often comes in tasty flavors to help make it more appealing to your dog.

February is Spay/Neuter Awareness Month

February is Spay/Neuter Awareness Month.  The Anti-Cruelty Society and Cook County Animal and Rabies Control Raise Awareness about the Importance of Spaying/Neutering Pets.  CHICAGO-In recognition of National Spay and Neuter Month in February, The Anti-Cruelty Society and Cook County Animal and Rabies Control are teaming up to spread awareness about the importance of spaying and neutering pets.