Archive for October 2013

Spooky the Cat Finds a Home for Halloween!

Spooky the Cat Finds a Home for Halloween!
On October 20 at the Grand Opening of the Everyday Adoption Center in the South Loop PetSmart, I was able to be there for the first adoption of the day and it was my favorite kind of adopter – a “Cat Guy”. Men that adopt cats hold a special place in my heart because cats... Read more »

Animal Careers Event for Youth

Animal Careers Event for Youth
Kids seem to have a natural love for animals. In an attempt to turn that love into some career inspiration and motivation to stay in school, The Anti-Cruelty Society is putting together an Animal Careers Pop-Up Learning Lab. The event is FREE and open to the public. Details: Tuesday October 29 from 5 – 6:30pm... Read more »

Adoption Profile: Forgotten in Texas Loved in Chicago

Adoption Profile: Forgotten in Texas Loved in Chicago
June in southern Texas – volunteers regularly visit a site where unwanted dogs are commonly dumped; lives discarded like refuse. A mother with her litter of six of puppies were among the dogs rescued by Forgotten Friends Texas Rescue. This is the story of one of those puppies. Christine Compton, President of Forgotten Friends, said... Read more »
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The Anti-Cruelty Society's "It's Raining Cats & Dogs"!

The Anti-Cruelty Society's "It's Raining Cats & Dogs"!
What are you doing this Thursday night? Well, it’s not too late to join me at the 13th annual “It’s Raining Cats & Dogs” to benefit the animals of The Anti-Cruelty Society. The big event is Thursday October 24 at the fabulous Galleria Marchetti, 825 W Erie St. The evening includes a chef tasting featuring... Read more »

NEW! South Loop Pet Adoption Center

NEW! South Loop Pet Adoption Center
PetSmart Charities has teamed-up with The Anti-Cruelty Society to open an adoption center in the South Loop.  The new cat and dog everyday adoption center will be in the PetSmart store at 1101 S. Canal St. Having an adoption center inside a pet store will bring an element of convenience to adoptions that will allow... Read more »

Looking for Love - The Anti-Cruelty Society's Cat & Dog of the Week

Looking for Love - The Anti-Cruelty Society's Cat & Dog of the Week
Please share this post. Let’s find these two forever homes. Blackie Blackie is a cute little boy terrier who came to us with a lucky group of friends all the way from Texas! Blackie is a shy, soft soul who will be happiest in a calm household. He is most receptive to gentle, quiet interactions,... Read more »
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Paul & Victoria Shaffer - Meet Their Shelter Pets

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I still meet people with misconceptions about shelter animals. It is great to share testimonials from celebrities that are willing to show just how fabulous shelter animals truly are. This endearing video of Late Night with David Letterman band leader, Paul Shaffer, with his daughter, Victoria, shows their family’s four terrific pups. Paul says, “Everybody... Read more »

Looking for Love - The Anti-Cruelty Society's Cat & Dog of the Week

Looking for Love - The Anti-Cruelty Society's Cat & Dog of the Week
Please share this post. Let’s find these two forever homes! Boomer 10-month-old terrier/bull dog Boomer is a goofy, clumsy teenager who is very social and fun. If you’re looking for a busy and active dog, who can also be a great snuggler…look no further. Like any teenager, he will need consistent boundaries and guidance as... Read more »