Cat & Dog of the Week from The Anti-Cruelty Society



3-year-old female Australian Shepherd mix

Meet the beautiful MJ! This pretty girl is very stressed here at the shelter. She's currently too stressed to be social and tends to shy away from attempted contact. MJ's new parents will need to actively work on building her confidence and creating a relationship. Basic manners training is a must, as is regular desensitization and counter-conditioning to new people and situations.

Barney (For the love of Abe scholarship recipient - his adoption fee is waived)

8-year-old male domestic shorthair mix
Please meet Barney! Barney came to the shelter when his owner had too many animals. He is a super sweet and social boy who loves to be pet and get belly rubs! Barney plays with surprising verve for his size and age but when play time is over he is a quiet, laid-back guy. He has been good with children and is absolutely exquisite with other cats. Who couldn't love him?!


The Anti-Cruelty Society is located at 510 N LaSalle, Chicago, IL 60654.

Adoption Hours: Mon.-Fri. 12pm - 7pm & Sat.-Sun. 12pm - 5pm

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