Meet Toby the adorable teeny-tiny kitten that is currently living it up in foster care! Toby was sent to foster after he came to us very small and with a cold. His foster mom says his eyes are clearing up, he is gaining weight, and is responding very well to antibiotics.

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His foster mom says he makes up for his small size with his big purrsonality. He loves water and likes to stand in it while he’s drinking it. He likes to think he’s a scarf and lay around your neck. He is very playful and very snuggly which is all you could want in a kitten.

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Now at a healthy weight Toby will be returning to us soon to go up for adoption and find his forever home. Keep an eye out for him!

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We have a TON of adoption events coming up in our third month of the Racheal Ray ASPCA 100K challenge.

To end off July we are hosting an event at the Kriser’s For Your Pet’s All-Natural in Streeterville on Saturday, July 26th from 1-3pm so you can meet your furry soulmate and then buy them some tasty treats.

The day after that we have an event in the Lincoln Park PetCo at 2000 North Clybourn from 12-3pm featuring both cats and dogs for on the spot adoption.

Once August starts we might run out of pets for all the on the spot adoptions we’ll have going on. First up is another West Elm adoption event on August 3rd to shop for furniture and for the pets that go so well with them.

Then on August 9th we’ll be back at the Streeterville Kriser’s with even more cats for on the spot adoptions.

August 10th we’ll be back at Petco and then on August 15th we start our voting parties.

The Voting Parties is our community engagement event is to help promote our success in the rachael ray ASPCA 100K challenge. There will be a Street Team, Adoption Ambassadors and volunteers to set up “voting stations” throughout the city any beyond to gather Facebook votes!

Finally to round it all up we have a final off-site adoption event for the challenge in the Evanston Petsmart located at 2221 Oakton Street where we will be adopting out 4 cats and 4 dogs.

We have so many cool and unique animals we’ll be adopting out throughout the city so we would love to see you there, you don’t want to miss them!

As many of you know we are currently competing in the Rachael Ray ASPCA 100K challenge. So far we are doing great and are currently ranked in 8th place out of the 50 shelters chosen! However, right now we need your help. In the photo contest we have two featured images but our votes are behind.


Bella the Beagle put it all out for the camera and is still showing up with less than 200 votes.

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Aidan and Sophie here are just too cute a pair and they aren’t doing much better.

We need your help to get as many votes as we can for these guys to win the photo challenge. So go go go and vote!!


Happy Friday everybody. If you haven’t already heard we had a fantastic weekend here at the Anti-Cruelty Society. We weren’t sure how people would respond to our $1 cat weekend, but boy did they love it. Over the entire weekend we adopted out 127 animals! (Not counting the two guinea pigs). But of those 127, 74 were adult cats from our $1 cat promotion. 74! 74 cats is so many cats that we couldn’t fit all of their pictures in one collage. So here are two full collages to show how well our weekend went.

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We are so thrilled to have saved this many lives and in part to this amazing adoption weekend we have been moved to number 8 in the ASPCA Rachael Ray challenge. That is out of 50 shelters across the nation and we are ecstatic. We are going to keep increasing our adoption numbers and try and move into the number one spot to win the challenge!

Thanks for all your help and have a great weekend!




July 20 we will be holding an adoption even at West Elm with eight adoptable animals and we are SO excited. Stop by West Elm Chicago to not only shop for furniture, but to see what animals are available for adoption from The Anti-Cruelty Society! There will be 4 cats and 4 dogs ready to go home on the spot, so if you are in the market for a new furry friend, stop by this adoption event to meet with some great animals! Stop by and meet them!

One dollar cat days are here and we couldn’t be any more excited! This weekend all our cats five months and older are available for an adoption fee of only one dollar! We are very optimistic that this event will get many cats adopted and drive us further into the challenge.


Here’s a look at one of the cats available for one dollar this weekend:


Kiki is an adorable little girl who came to the shelter when her former family was moving and couldn’t take her along. Kiki can start off a bit shy, but not to worry — this little lady warms up quickly when a fun kitty toy is dangled about! Gentle and sweet, stop on by and say hello to Kiki today!

Junior is available for adoption and is currently in foster care. photo 1

When Junior came to us it was found that this rambunctious little guy had been injured with a set of bb gun pellets in his back leg.  He is in foster care to give him time to recover from that injury. Although, it doesn’t seem to be stopping him from playing with his foster sibling!


His foster mom adores him and says that he “He is a little scared of new people while walking, but we work with him and he usually calms down. He’s friendly with other dogs, but is very forward, so keeping him in check is best just in case the other dog doesn’t approve of his forward nature. I don’t believe this little guy has a mean bone in his body, he’s just extremely curious and that can be read the wrong way if encountered by the wrong dog! He plays well, no signs of being mouthy at all. He learned to drop-it before he fetches and that seems to keep his energy in check. He can become over excited and jumps a little, but nothing that can’t be corrected. With the right control of playing he’s a ton of fun! The only toy he seems to play with is a tennis ball :) After about 10-15 minutes of fetching the ball he calms down and passes out on the floor, so he can be tired with a little exercise. He sleeps well through the night in his crate. He cried a little the first two nights we had him and that’s been it. We keep his crate covered with a sheet while he sleeps and he waits patiently in there till we’re ready to walk him. So far he’s only had a couple of accidents in the house, but that was just his initial marking’, not because he couldn’t hold it. We caught him marking’, simply told him no and that was all. Otherwise, he’s totally house and crate trained. Junior is a wonderful dog, he really just wants to be your companion and friend! He follows me around and will sleep in whatever room I’m in. He’s very smart, and with the proper training and the right person, he’d be the perfect little love bug!”

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As you can see here Junior has a little bit of pug mixed into him, but gets his size from his terrier side.

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If you’d be interested in meeting this little guy contact us at foster@anticruelty.org.


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