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Whew! Another hard day at the office. It was a toughie, but I did it!

Meow for now!



If you are interested in Sophie or any of our other foster animals, please email us at foster@anticruelty.org


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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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We’re gearing up for our special Home for the Holidays adoption event, which is taking place on Friday, December 12th and Saturday, December 13th. We’ll be waiving the adoption fees for any and all animals who have been with The Anti-Cruelty Society for 60 days or more.


In addition to the Home for the Holidays event we’ll also be hosting a mini event both mornings from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. called Meet the Fosters. Currently adoptable foster animals will be on-site for adopter meet and greets, including Tobias and Queen. If you’ve been looking to meet these animals in person be sure to join us early each morning!

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Here’s to giving all shelter animals the best gift of all this holiday season – a forever family!

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Adopted! Rover

For those of you that have not had a chance to meet our little charmer, meet Rover. He was quite the draw at the Foster Open House because of his adorable physic with personality to match. His foster mom has also written us a wonderful personality profile to give us a better look into what he is like in a home environment. 🙂

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“Rover is a playful, loving pup that is equally happy playing a game of fetch, or playing with one of his chew toys on his own. Although Rover is not potty trained, he is crate trained up to 5-6 hours. Rover loves meeting new people and does quite well not jumping up. He happily plays with dogs his own size or a bit smaller and likes larger dogs that have a slower pace. He tends to look for comfort from his human when larger more rambunctious dogs come running to play. Rover is quick to learn and is working on off, wait (for toys and food), sit, paw, come and down. Rover has lived with an older cat and, although occasionally tries to play with the cat like a puppy, is more just curious. He has taken a swipe to the nose from the cat and has not retaliated. Rover would make a great addition to a family. He likes children that are respectful of his space and approach slowly. Once introduced he is happy to play with anyone, but, as with all puppies, occasionally misses the toy and catches a hand so older children would be best.”

If you would like to know more about Rover, please direct your questions to foster@anticruelty.org.

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Upcoming Adoption Events

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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!

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Events: Foster Open House

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Join us on Saturday, January 26th for our first-ever Foster Open House! We will be hosting an informational event on location at 169 W. Grand Avenue in our Education and Training Center from 12-2pm.

What: Foster Open House
Where: The Anti-Cruelty Society Auditorium 169 W. Grand Ave
When: Saturday, January 26 12-2 p.m.
Come to learn what this life-saving program is all about!

  • Mix and mingle with current foster volunteers
  • Get a tour of our facility
  • Meet our current foster animal candidates
  • Learn more about the program and what’s involved Your new New Year’s resolution: Become a Foster Parent!
  • Free parking!

Hope to see you there!

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Summer is cat season!  What better way to honor our long-term furry friends than by giving them the home they deserve?  Catapalooza is a fantastic opportunity to adopt one or two of our Society’s “HEADLINERS.” These cats have  been with us for an extended period of time and yearn to bring joy and love to the lives of caring individuals or families.  Our headliners are so special that we have waived the adoption fee to take these felines home during the ACS Catapalooza CATpaign.  Come by before August 5th and check out FurBall, Mitzie, Serendipity, Sizzle, and Max.  This cat crew is sure to tug at your heartstrings!


                 FurBall                               Mitzie


   Serendipity                  Sizzle                            Max

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