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Safety Net Services for Pet Owners
As the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to unfold, The Anti-Cruelty Society remains committed to keeping pets and people together. The Society continues to support pet owners with safety net services and special programs to preserve pets and families and provide vital assistance during this difficult time.
March Is Poison Prevention Month
March is Pet Poison Prevention Month and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) shares the top 10 most commonly reported toxins that are harmful to pets, including over the counter medications, human prescriptions, chocolate, and household products.
Healthy and Happy Pets in the New Year
Did you make any resolutions for your furry friend at the start of the New Year? Create a plan to provide your pet with a healthier and more active life for 2022 by improving his diet, exercise, and mental stimulation. Always check with your vet before you begin a new diet for your four-legged friend. Learn more!
Safety Net Services for Pet Owners Available to Help Keep Pets and People Together
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues and the moratorium on evictions comes to an end, The Anti-Cruelty Society continues to offer a unique safety net of services and special programs to support pet owners, preserve families, and provide assistance during this difficult time.
September Is Happy, Healthy Cat Month
Keeping your cat happy and healthy is important for his well-being. Explore tips in The Anti-Cruelty Society's Pet Care Library including health and behavior information to help your favorite feline live a rich and fulfilling life.
Senior Cats Need Loving Homes
We have more than 40 cats ages 8 and older who are longing for a forever home. These special animals have so much love to give. Learn the benefits of adopting an older feline.
Help Pets with Tax-Savvy Donations Before Dec. 31
Many of our pet lovers have asked how they can help prevent animal cruelty and protect animals in need during these trying times. We need your help now more than ever before — here are two, tax-savvy ways to make an immediate impact with a gift from your IRA or Stocks.
‘Tis the season to be safe: Holiday Safety Tips
Securely anchor your Christmas tree. The tree is very enticing to furry friends 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.
Holiday Wish List
The Anti-Cruelty Society relies on the generosity of donations from individual and corporate donors to care for homeless pets. There are a variety of ways to help!
October Is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month!
October is National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month-a month dedicated to recognize all the wonderful dogs in shelters across the country awaiting their forever homes.
Success! Online Adoption Stories
The Anti-Cruelty Society has been using an online adoption process since May. Our animals wanted to share their success stories!
The Anti-Cruelty Society’s Halloween Safety Tips for Pets and People
Halloween can be a fun-filled event for humans and pets alike. Even though your doorbell may not ring as often this year with pandemic precautions in place, it’s important to consider some safety precautions to keep your pets calm and protected. By keeping these tricks in mind, you’ll be sure to make this Halloween a real treat for both you and your pet.
Community Programs Have Gone Virtual
Want to practice yoga with kittens, create crafts, or tune in to a story time complete with Muffin the pup puppet? Several of our popular programs, including Web Warriors for teens, and our Pet Loss Support Group, are now available online! Visit our calendar of events for a wide range of engaging options. Registration is required to receive a link to the virtual program.
July Is Lost Pet Prevention Month
Pets can get lost for a number of reasons, but it is how you get them back that matters the most. Microchipping is an easy way to make sure you get your four-legged friend back ASAP!
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.
Shopping at Target just got a little bit better because now The Anti-Cruelty Society benefits! Target’s new Target Circle program is launching on October 6 and one of the perks to joining is helping the community.
Warmer Weather Brings Surge In Cat Population
Chicago’s mild winter is having an impact on local cats. Animal experts tell CBS 2 when the weather is warmer, more cats who aren’t spayed go into heat. That means a surge in the pet population.
February is Adopt a Rabbit Month
Rabbits are incredibly intelligent, loving, and social creatures. With an average life span of 7-10 years, these affectionate pets are great for people from all walks of life. Did you know? Rabbits are VERY social animals. In terms of time commitment,…
A Year in Review: 2019
What a year! As we celebrated 120 years of caring for and protecting Chicago’s animals, we focused on building more impact to the animals and humans who needed our assistance. In total we impacted over 40,000 humans and pets with the goal of providing the best care for animals in need. We couldn’t have done it without you. Check out all we accomplished to help further our mission of helping pets and educating people.
New Animal-Related Laws in 2020
Illinois passed over 250 new laws that take effect on January 1, 2020. There are several new laws related to animals and animal care.
The Gift of Giving
As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, The Anti-Cruelty Society relies on the donations and generosity of people like you. This holiday season, we have a Holiday Drive Matching Challenge to help us care for and protect animals. Your tax-deductible gift made on or before December 31 will be doubled, thanks to a generous matching grant from our board of directors.
Cold Weather Safety Tips
The weather outside is frightful, but keeping your pet safe doesn’t have to be! Following these tips will help prevent the cold weather from affecting your pet’s health.
Rescue Dogs of The Anti-Cruelty Society
We know you might need that extra gift for your dog walker, your cat doctor, or everyone else on your list and we have the perfect gift. The Anti-Cruelty Society’s 2020 calendar is now available for sale. For $12 if you purchase at the Society or $15 if you purchase online (shipping included), it is the perfect way to celebrate our animals each month.
Home for the Howlidays
We love to hang out with the animals in our care but sometimes our animals need a break from shelter life. In the past year, we sent over 1,000 animals to foster homes, which was so critical for animals who need a little extra attention in a comfy home environment.
Our Partnership with HSUS!
When natural disasters hit the United States, families, and their pets, are impacted in so many ways. The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) activates their teams and begins to reach out to partner shelters, including The Anti-Cruelty Society. Recently, HSUS highlighted our partnership.
In Loving Memory
It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of our Field Services Manager, Dotty Cowles-Newton. Dotty was a member of our staff and our community of caring at The Anti-Cruelty Society for 24 years. She was a fierce, passionate, and dedicated lover of all living things, especially the defenseless, the vulnerable, and the voiceless.
Subaru Love a Pet Adoption Event
Subaru loves pets and we do too! So on Saturday, October 12, Subaru will be covering the adoption fees of every kitten, cat, puppy, and dog adopted from The Anti-Cruelty Society at our 510 N. LaSalle Street Adoption Center.
Helping Animals from Areas Impacted by Hurricane Dorian
Last week, The Anti-Cruelty Society received a phone call from the Humane Society of the US (HSUS) who was working with the Greenville County Animal Care in Myrtle Beach SC because Hurricane Dorian was on track to bring damaging winds, high storm surge, and even tornadoes. They needed to evacuate animals from the area and help get the animals out of harm’s way and to make room for animals that were inevitably going to be displaced from their families. The Anti-Cruelty Society answered the call.
Pet Wellness in the Community
The Anti-Cruelty Society has been hosting dog wellness fairs in areas that do not have access to veterinarian care for several years now. We believe that caring for owned pets is just as important as helping homeless pets find their forever homes, so providing education and resources to these communities, free of charge, is just one way we do that.
Help us get free litter from Cat's Pride!
The Anti-Cruelty Society goes through 1,000 pounds of kitty litter A DAY. That’s a lot of litter. PLEASE HELP The Anti-Cruelty Society get much needed free cat litter through the Cat’s Pride Litter for Good program. The more people who choose us in this program, and the more Cat’s Pride litter purchase, the more litter we get. You can help us secure this litter at catspride.com/litterforgood.