“She did a bad bad thing”

I snuck out the door, but I was happy to go right back in after I explored the ‘gardens’

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This past Saturday The Anti-Cruelty Society took part in our largest adoption event of the year: Clear the Shelters! This nationwide adopt-a-thon encouraged people in the community to come together and find homes for as many animals as possible on Saturday, August 15th. And boy did we do just that!

68 animals from The Anti-Cruelty Society found their forever homes this past Saturday! That’s almost seventy pets who got to spend the weekend with their new families! Nearly 1,000 animals from the participating Chicago and Northwest Indiana shelters and over 12,000 animals nation-wide found their new families!

Thank you to everyone who made this day a huge success – especially our foster team – who helped us rehabilitate needy animals and fill the shelter with happy healthy pets. Thank you for all your hard work!

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Oreo Update!

Oreo Dining Room

Oreo tends to be a creature of habit.  Since Oreo first arrived at my house, he has staked out the dining room table and chairs as his domain. He used one chair for the first few weeks and then moved to the other three chairs, using each one consistently for a few weeks. Oreo has now come full circle and is moving around the chairs again. He also likes to roll around on the floor underneath the chairs.  Here are a few pictures of his dining room adventures.


IMG_1511Mumba wanted to make his own blog post this week, but he realized he only knows how to sit on the keyboard.  No typing skills whatsoever.  So he asked for help.

He says that he is pretty content in his foster home, but he would love to go out the door with his forever family


See….this door right here.

He is happy to pack himself up to travel, anytime


So keep the handsome boy in your thoughts……IMG_1561

If you know anyone who is interested in the friendly, playful, furry-eared Mumba, please contact the Anti-Cruelty Society.

Sunday with Mumba

It’s a beautiful summer Sunday, and I just wanted to let everyone know what Mr. Mumba has been up to.

This morning he slept in.  His favorite activity!


Shortly after rising, he decided, for no known reason, to spend some time in the shower.


He had a nice morning stretch


Then,  a few minutes playing “King of the mouse toys”,


Mumba then posed in some flattering light…..seriously handsome here


He hid where no one could find him (well……sort of).


And after so many activities, at 10:30 AM, it was time for a nap.


If you would like to to meet this active boy, please let us know, foster@anticruelty.org.

Oreo-the King

If you ever saw Oreo when he was in Charlotte’s Corner, then you know that he has some interesting markings on his head.  I used to think that he looked like he had a bathing cap on but now I definitely see that he looks like Elvis (check out those sideburns).

Lily, one of the behaviorists, gave me an Elvis costume for cats. The top part is a cape and the bottom part is bell bottom pants.  The pants are pretty narrow so there was no way I was going to get Oreo’s large legs in the pants so I decided to just try to put on the cape.  Oreo can be quite grumpy so I wasn’t sure how he would handle having a cape put on him.  He let me put it on him but he made a lot of his typical noises during the process.  A picture is attached of Oreo with the cape on.  I can see the Elvis resemblance but I think he looks a little like Little Bo Peep too!

If you are interested in adopting a cat who looks like Elvis, please contact us at foster@anticruelty.org.

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Mumba wants his blog post to be about his handsomeness, and really who could blame him?  To start, observe this picture that his foster Mom doodled of him!IMG_1626

(Don’t laugh, she tried really hard).

Now for contrast, here he is……..close up!……… and far away!IMG_1368IMG_1250

Much more handsome in the flesh, huh?  “Handsome is nice!” says Mumba.


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