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Deck the Howls

It’s Almost Time To Deck the Howls! The Anti-Cruelty Society is excited to participate in a nationwide Deck the Howls event on Wednesday, December 12! Kids throughout our community are invited to visit the Society and read holiday tails to animals awaiting adoptions. Children are invited to cozy up in their favorite holiday attire, craft... Read more »

National Adoption Weekend Nov. 9 – 11

Thinking about adopting? Join us on November 9-11 for a National Adoption Weekend! The Anti-Cruelty Society’s Everyday Adoption Center is one of the many PetSmart locations participating in a weekend dedicated to bringing awareness to pet adoption. Adopt a new furry friend at one of the Society’s PetSmart locations and you’ll be adding a new... Read more »

October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month!

Adopting is a big decision, and an important one. When a family adopts a new pet, they not only help a homeless animal, but make room in shelters for another pet in need. To celebrate this month, meet one of longest-term dogs, Bella! This sweet lady enjoys cuddles and can often times be found snoring... Read more »
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BARKing Spot

BARK(ing) Spot is happening September 21 The Anti-Cruelty Society has teamed up with landscape design and urban planning firm, The Lakota Group, to transform two parking spaces on the 100 block of West Illinois Street into a dog-friendly green space to celebrate PARK(ing) Day. PARK(ing) Day is a day dedicated to calling attention to the... Read more »

Come Play with Animals at The Anti-Cruelty Society!

Did you know that even if you’re not in the market to adopt, you can come visit animals at The Anti-Cruelty Society? That’s right, just come by the Society’s Adoption Center at 510 N. LaSalle St. during open hours (Mon.-Fri. 12-7 p.m., Sat. & Sun. 12-5 p.m.) and ask a staff member in the dog... Read more »

Dog Days of Summer

Do not miss out of the hottest party of the season! Join The Anti-Cruelty Society for the first ever Dog Days of Summer pool floatie themed fundraiser on August 15 from 5:30-8 p.m at Formento’s Restaurant benefitting the 20,000 animals the Society cares for each year. It will be a night consisting of alcoholic popsicles,... Read more »
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Hot Weather Tips

Walking to work in the summer causes you to break a sweat. We know that, but if you are hot, imagine how your furry friend is feeling. The summer season can be a dangerous time for your pet if you are not careful. We have some tips for you to help your pet cope with... Read more »

Stray vs. Feral

We all can notice a cute neighborhood cat from a mile away, but how do you know if a cat is a stray or feral? The main difference between stray and feral cats is socialization. Socialization for cats is when they build a relationship with humans and are friendly toward people. It is critical that... Read more »

Hot Cars

With the summer heat starting to kick in, knowing how to travel safely with your animal companion is extremely important. A nice summer trip could turn deadly in minutes if the right precautions are not taken. It does not take long for cars to get scolding hot during the summer season, and when cars reach... Read more »
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Puppy Palooza

It’s the season for paloozas…puppy paloozas! Yes, you read that right and no, you’re not dreaming. We often have puppy paloozas where we celebrate pups and expose them to proper human-dog socialization skills. A true win-win situation for all parties involved. Can you imagine spending your lunch break, cuddling and playing with amazing puppies? All... Read more »