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June 11


Although Chicago and Illinois have moved into Phase 5 of the COVID recovery plan, The Anti-Cruelty Society is gradually returning to normal operations to ensure the safety of our staff, visitors, and animals. 

Please note:

  • Masks are still required
  • Social distancing and room capacity limits remain in place
  • Appointments are still required for most services

Adoptions are still being facilitated through an online process and adoption appointments are still required for our River North Adoption Center at 510 N. LaSalle. Learn more about the virtual adoption process and view available animals.

All of our PetSmart partner locations are now open for drop-in adoptions. Preview available animals and check out PetSmart locations  before you visit. 

Emergency Surrenders/Animal Intake
Appointments are preferred for animal surrenders by calling 312-644-8338. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Spay/Neuter Clinic
Our Spay/Neuter Clinic remains closed to the public. We anticipate reopening for appointments in the next few months. There is not a waiting list. Please check back for updates. 

We welcome donations of unopened pet food, treats, and supplies, as well as towels and small blankets. Please drop off donations at our 510 N. LaSalle entrance. 

Your generosity is always appreciated. Donate here to help us continue to care for animals in need. 


We are not accepting new volunteers at this time, except for fosters. If you are interested in becoming a foster volunteer, learn more about our foster program and sign up for training.


If you have questions about the current status of our services and programs, please call 312-644-8338 or email our team

The Anti-Cruelty Society's main adoption center and most services are located in the River North neighborhood in Chicago at the corner of LaSalle Street and Grand Avenue.

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A woman in a pink jacket lays on the floor with large brindle-colored dog
The main entrance to The Anti-Cruelty Society on a summer day
A mother poses with her young daughter and son after adopting a brown cat from The Everyday Adoption Center