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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.
Young Philanthropist Creates NFTs to Benefit Animals in Need
For the first time in its 123-year-old history, The Anti-Cruelty Society and its animals are poised to benefit from the sale of NFTs, non-fungible tokens. Young philanthropist Leo DiCosola has created 15 NFTs of his adopted dog and wants some of the proceeds to help animals in need around the Chicago area.
Anti-Cruelty Society Hosts Virtual Day of Service for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
The Anti-Cruelty Society invites individuals of all ages, including families, community groups and businesses, to help pets and people in the community with a virtual day of service on Monday, January 17 to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. This online event gives animal lovers the opportunity to come together to give back and help positively impact the lives of homeless pets.
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 unwanted gift. To help avoid seeing pets come back to the shelter, we ask that if you are considering giving a pet as a gift, do not make it a surprise.
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…
Clear the Shelters Helps Find Forever Homes
SPECIAL ADOPTION EVENT AT ANTI-CRUELTY SOCIETY ON AUGUST 28-29 The Anti-Cruelty Society will find homes for animals by participating in NBCUniversal’s Clear the Shelters™ 2021 pet adoption event on Saturday, August 28 and Sunday, August 29 at its River North Adoption Center in Chicago. Adopters may “pick a price” they would like to donate instead of the usual adoption fees for animals 5 months and up. Appointments are required and can be booked at anticruelty.org.
Spring Means its Flea & Tick Season!
Fleas and ticks are two of the most common parasites that affect our pets. Prevention is the best defense and easy to dispense to our furry friends. Fleas are wingless insects that feed on blood and can jump up to two feet high. Fleas are most commonly noticed on a dog's abdomen and the base of the tail and head.
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.
Join Us for The Essentials of Low Stress Handling Workshop
Sally J. Foote, DVM CABC-IAABC presents The Essentials of Low Stress Handling. This workshop will include live demonstrations of low stress techniques for cats and dogs, emergency care low stress handling, and behavior intervention plans for general practice.
The Anti-Cruelty Society Helps Pets Impacted by Severe Storms in Oklahoma
165 pets from Oklahoma that have been impacted by severe weather arrived in Chicago on Friday, May 31. In partnership with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), these animals were flown to Chicago and were greeted by The Anti-Cruelty Society’s staff and volunteers at Chicago Executive Airport in Wheeling, IL.
On the Table Conversation is May 14
You are cordially invited to take part in this year’s On the Table conversation in partnership with the Chicago Community Trust at The Anti-Cruelty Society. Lunch will be served as we discuss the need for educational resources for landlords as well as how we can empower tenants to advocate, and remain accountable, for their animals. We want to establish an ongoing conversation about bridging the housing gap by providing resources for both tenants and landlords, and you can help us.
How to Be a Good Dog About Town
Sidewalk Dog’s How to Be a Good Dog About Town. If pupper’s gonna be your big-city adventure bud, he’s gotta be safe, pawlite, and comfortable all over town, whether you’re sippin’ puppuccinos, enjoying a little re-tail therapy, or gettin’ your fetch on at the dog park.
2019 Spring Magazine
The Anti-Cruelty Society’s Spring 2019 magazine celebrates the Society’s 120th anniversary of compassion in action! We welcome new president, Tracy Elliott, celebrate the human-animal bond, offer tips for caring for puppies and kittens, celebrate 25 years of our dog party and fundraiser, Bark in the Park, and more!
The Anti-Cruelty Society to Host Dog Wellness Fair
The Anti-Cruelty Society to Host Dog Wellness Fair Event will bring free pet services and family activities to East Garfield Park CHICAGO—The Anti-Cruelty Society is bringing a variety of much-needed pet care services to the East Garfield Park neighborhood free of charge…