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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.