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The Anti-Cruelty Society 2022 Annual Report

It is with great pleasure that we share with you our remarkable accomplishments of the past year. Joining your compassionate generosity with the passion and skill of every member of our team, we have saved and enhanced the lives of many, many animals and their families.

July 2022 Newsletter

News for the friends and supporters of The Anti-Cruelty Society. In this issue; Big Dogs = Big Love, Thelma and Louise: Compassion in Action, and Ways to Get Involved

The Anti-Cruelty Society Fall 2022

Explore this issue of The Anti-Cruelty Society Fall 2022 Magazine, which focuses on best care with the belief that animals should be treated humanely, compassionately, and with unconditional love and support because they deserve a full circle of care and a life worth living.

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. 

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.  

The Anti-Cruelty Society Fall 2021 Magazine

Explore The Anti-Cruelty Society’s Fall 2021 magazine to learn how we are dedicated to finding community and a common purpose. Explore our compassionate commitment to pets and people through the eyes of our staff and volunteers. 

Popular Pet Portraits Fundraiser Returns

Staff & Volunteers Create One-of-a-Kind Pet Drawings to Support Anti-Cruelty Society's Animals   Many pet owners consider their four-legged friends important members of the family and take lots of photos to remember happy moments. The Anti-Cruelty Society will again offer its popular Pet Portraits fundraiser as a creative and endearing way to capture the personality and likeness of beloved pets while helping animals in need, now through Sunday, July 18. When people share their pet’s photo and make a donation of $25 or more, a volunteer will create a one-of-a-kind portrait of the furry companion. This artistic…

Art of Rock & Roll Combines Pets and Classic Rock to Help Animals

Rock on!  The Anti-Cruelty Society is partnering with 97.1 FM, The Drive, for a new fundraiser that combines pets and classic rock. The Art of Rock n’ Roll features classic rock album covers that have been recreated as pet parodies. The framed artwork is being auctioned online to raise money for The Anti-Cruelty Society’s animals. Bidding starts June 21 and ends at June 28 at 5 p.m.  The albums’ covers have been creatively modified to focus on pets: Rescued in the U.S.A., Boston Bonesteen; Bruce Springsteen, Born in the U.S.A.  Elton Paw-n Greatest Kits; Elton John, Greatest Hits, 1970-2002 HISS, Furry; KISS, Dynasty…

Pet Deposit Subsidy Program

As the effects of COVID-19 pandemic continue, another crisis is unfolding. Thousands of people across Chicago are in danger of losing their homes as the moratorium on evictions comes to an end. The Anti-Cruelty Society understands the difficulties facing pet owners who are looking to secure pet-friendly housing. To help pet owners overcome some of the obstacles, the Society created the Pet Deposit Subsidy Program. This unique program offers a one-time financial subsidy to Chicago pet owners who need assistance with paying move-in fees or securing pet-friendly housing. The goal is to keep pet owners and their animal…

New Community Cookbook for Dogs provides creative diversion and tasty treats!

Anti-Cruelty Society Releases New Cookbook for Dogs Staff and volunteers share favorite recipes for tasty dog treats CHICAGO—The Anti-Cruelty Society has launched its first ever Community Cookbook for Dogs. This colorful guide features 21 canine treat recipes contributed by Anti-Cruelty Society staff members and volunteers. Now on sale, it is available in print or e-book at   The book contains easy-to-follow instructions, color photos of the finished treats and snapshots of the canines whose owners shared the recipes. Each recipe has been recreated in a home kitchen to ensure accuracy and all…

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.

Stuck-at-home Chicagoans have rushed to foster animals

A little over a week ago, after hearing about an urgent plea from animal rescue groups looking for people to foster pets, he applied with The Anti-Cruelty Society and soon had a black-and-white cat nestled in his lap looking up at him. “Having a buddy to get through this social distancing stuff seemed like a nice idea,” said Corvin-Blackburn, 33, a product designer at Grubhub.

Coronavirus Community Update, March 19

The Anti-Cruelty Society has changed its operations to align with the City of Chicago’s Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP) in response to COVID-19. Effective immediately, The Anti-Cruelty Society will provide access to our facility, including adoptions, fosters, and intake, by appointment only.

Coronavirus Update

We have several important updates to share regarding COVID-19. As we remain open for adoptions and intake, our continued focus is to protect the wellbeing of our animals, staff, volunteers, and visitors. In light of the continued spread of the Coronavirus in Chicago, and beyond, we are now taking the following measures: Disinfection and cleaning protocols: Our maintenance team has increased the rate and intensity of disinfection. Disinfection stations, which include wipes and hand sanitizer, have also been placed throughout the building. All staff are assisting maintenance in disinfecting frequently touched surfaces…