Senior Citizen and Pet Support
Pets can be important companions for us as we enter our golden years. Clinical studies show that having a pet can prevent loneliness, decrease blood pressure, reduce stress and improve overall health and well-being. The Anti-Cruelty Society offers several programs to help support senior citizens and their pets, as well as promote adoption to senior citizens.
Low Income Clinic
The Anti-Cruelty Society provides clinic services and treatment for pets in households where the family income is below the poverty level. For qualifying criteria, please contact the Clinic at 312-645-8051 between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Monday to Friday.
Pets For Seniors
The Anti-Cruelty Society’s Pets for Seniors adoption program helps match seniors with pets, bringing them both love and companionship for life. Pets for Seniors program provides for $50 off regular adoption fees (valid on animals 5 months and older) for cats and dogs. Once you have made the decision to adopt a pet, visit The Anti-Cruelty Society and give a deserving cat or dog a second chance at happiness. Our representatives are in the adoption rooms to assist you in making the best choice for your lifestyle. Adopters 60 and older should mention this program at the time of check out. Standard adoption requirements apply.
This free service is available to all pet owners that are experiencing behavior problems with their cats and dogs. Our behavior specialists are available to answer questions and provide solutions on everything from separation distress to aggression. To contact our behavior specialists, simply call 312-645-8253 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friends Who Care
We have partnered with Chicago’s Department on Aging to offer a senior support program. The Anti-Cruelty Society will provide care kits to pet owners currently enrolled in the city’s home delivered meals program. Supplying monthly provisions for cats, dogs, birds, turtles, and other pets, the Society will give senior citizens food and care supplies to help their pets thrive. The Friends Who Care program will also help participating pet owners with a variety of other services, including veterinary care and behavior support. Through the Friends Who Care program we’ll keep friends together for life. This program is made possible, in part, by the generosity of the Caerus Foundation.