Not all heroes wear capes: The Anti-Cruelty Society Fosters

Not all heroes wear capes: The Anti-Cruelty Society Fosters
Not all heroes wear capes. At The Anti-Cruelty Society, our heroes wear everyday clothes and are helping to save the lives of hundreds of animals each year. Fostering an animal is one of the best things you can do for pets in need, and it helps shelters immensely. A lot of animals that come to... Read more »

Kiddies helping kitties

Kiddies helping kitties
Kids love summer, and what better way to spend some of those sun shining days than helping fluffers at The Society. We have plenty of programs for animal loving children who want to make a difference in the lives of our adorable adoptables! Here are a few: Reading Buddies: It is no secret that doggies... Read more »

Dog Days of Summer is back and hotter than EVER

Dog Days of Summer is back and hotter than EVER
It is that time of year for leis, cocktails and puppies!   Join us on Monday, July 22 from 5-8 pm at Formento’s in the West Loop for our annual Dog Days of Summer event benefiting The Anti-Cruelty Society. It will be a night of cocktails, appetizers, raffles, adoptable pups and more. Tickets can be... Read more »
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Oklahoma Rescue May 2019

Oklahoma Rescue May 2019
On Friday, May 31, The Anti-Cruelty Society, in partnership with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and other Chicago-area shelters, took in 165 cats and dogs from Tulsa, Oklahoma where they had experienced severe weather and flooding. Taking in these animals who were in the shelter prior to the storms helped free up... Read more »

Bark in the Park, Chicago’s Original Dog Party

The Anti-Cruelty Society is excited for Chicago’s original dog party, Bark in the Park, for the 25th year in a row on Saturday, May 18. As our largest fundraiser, Bark in the Park consists of a walk along Chicago’s lakefront followed by a party with food, beverages and activities for both humans and their dogs... Read more »

A Hoppy Easter for All – Adopt Exotic Animals for the Right Reasons

A Hoppy Easter for All – Adopt Exotic Animals for the Right Reasons
As Easter approaches, many people are tempted to bring rabbits and ducks into their households for the occasion.  While bunnies and chicks are extremely cute, it is important to adopt them for the right reasons, and not just for a holiday. According to the Huffington Post, up to 80% of rabbits bought as Easter bunnies... Read more »
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Poison Prevention Week 2019

March 17-23 is National Poison Prevention Week and it is not just for humans! Did you know that there are several items that are safe for humans but toxic to pets? Use this week as a reminder to make yourself familiar with harmful poisons that could be in reach of your pet. ASPCA recently released... Read more »

Pet Adoption Fees Waived This Saturday

Pet Adoption Fees Waived This Saturday
Money shouldn’t play a role in the unconditional love between pet and owner, which can be tricky when adoption fees get in the way. Luckily, our partner Subaru understands this and has graciously agreed to host the Subaru Love a Pet Adoption Event! This Saturday, March 9, from 12-5 p.m., Subaru will sponsor the adoption... Read more »

National Adoption Weekend

Help us celebrate National Adoption Weekend with PetSmart Charities! This weekend, February 22-24, animals from The Anti-Cruelty Society will be available for adoption at the Everyday Adoption Center in the South Loop PetSmart. Pets from the Society will also be available for adoption at other Chicago area PetSmart locations. On Saturday, February 23, adoption fees... Read more »
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A Classy Evening for a Great Cause: Join The Anti-Cruelty Society for Pour Your Heart Out

A Classy Evening for a Great Cause: Join The Anti-Cruelty Society for Pour Your Heart Out
Socialize, snack, and sip to support animals. What could be better? You are invited to join The Anti-Cruelty Society for our sixth annual Pour Your Heart Out fundraiser! Pour Your Heart Out will be held Wednesday, February 20th from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the timeless Union League Club. The evening will benefit the homeless, sick, and... Read more »