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COVID UPDATES: 


January 11, 2022

Adoptions at River North are currently by appointment only. Drop-in adoptions continue at our PetSmart partners and PetSmart South Loop Everyday Adoption Center. Appointments are required for intake by calling 312-644-8338. View hours and locations & available animals. COVID safety measures remain in place, including wearing masks, practicing social distancing, and observing occupancy limits.

December 31, 2021

COVID safety measures remain in place including wearing masks, practicing social distancing, and observing occupancy limits. Drop-in adoptions are offered at the River North and South Loop EveryDay Adoption(EAC) Centers but wait times may be increased due to occupancy limits. You may be asked to return the next day to adopt. Surrender/intake appointments should be reserved in advance by calling 312-644-8338. Appointments for public spay/neuter are filled until February 2022. Please check back as additional capacity may be added in future months. Visit anticruelty.org/hours for location hours and addresses. 

October 1

Find out about safety net services to help keep pets and people together, including Pet Deposit Subsidy Program, emergency temporary housing, Friends Who Care, Pop-up Pet Food Pantries, Dog Wellness Fairs, and the Behavior Helpline. 

July 8

The Anti-Cruelty Society is gradually returning to normal operations to ensure the ongoing wellness of our team members, visitors, and animals. 

Please note:

  • Masks are still required
  • Social distancing and room capacity limits remain in place

Adoption

All of our adoption sites are now open for drop-in adoptions. Room capacity limits are still in place at our River North and South Loop Everyday Adoption Center locations, so wait times may be significant. Learn more about the adoption process, available animals, as well as hours and locations.

Emergency Surrenders/Animal Intake

Appointments are preferred for animal surrenders by calling 312-644-8338. Intake hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Spay/Neuter Clinic (updated Oct. 1, 2021)

Our Spay/Neuter Clinic is offering limited appointments for privately owned pets. 

Donations

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. 

Volunteers

We are currently accepting new fosters to join our community of caring. If you are interested in becoming a foster volunteer, learn more about our foster program and sign up for training.

If you are looking to get involved with your family, or are looking for teen programs, learn more about in-person opportunities.

We are not currently hosting training for new adult volunteers for our on-site programs. Check back to our website this fall for the resumption of volunteer orientation and training.

Questions? 

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