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Now in foster, and looking for a furever home…it’s Tiggz.  He is a mature gentleman at 11 years old, but still full of plenty of love and snuggles.


Tiggz is very calm and loves his nap-time.  Other hobbies include rolling around to show you his belly, and meticulously grooming is gorgeous long hair.  He also is likely to hug your leg if he hears you opening a can of fancy feast.


If you want someone to sit with you on the couch, or would enjoy a happy kitty greeting when you come home, Tiggz could be your guy!

If you’d like to meet him, contact  our foster team at foster@anticruelty.org.


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Markiza, aka “Markie,” has been in my foster care for about 2 weeks and she is such a delight. She settled in nicely to my home. Her favorite spot is sleeping on my bed, but she likes to explore. She enjoys looking out the window and will come sit with me for petting and snuggling.

She will come out and sit at her spot when it is time to eat. She stares at me until I give her the wet food. Markie has a little wet food twice a day but mostly eats the grain free dry food.

I have 2 cats and a dog, and she occasionally wants to play with my female cat, although that is only one sided.

Markie is very playful for a 10 year old cat. She will run across the room in bursts of energy. She likes to play with the string and also my laser light.

She would make a wonderful companion for anyone.

If you’d be interested in learning more about Markie, or potentially meeting her in person, please contact our foster team at foster@anticruelty.org

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Carly is one of our team of Holiday Heroes who opened her home to an adoptable pup this year. And good news–Snickers may have already found his forever home! Will you help us give even more adorable animals a place to stay this holiday season?

Our magnificent Holiday Heroes are part of the Adoption Ambassadors program designed to give adoptable dogs and cats a taste of home life for 4 weeks during the holidays. By fostering, you get to learn a lot more about the pet’s personality away from the shelter. This kind of information is invaluable to potential adopters. As a Holiday Hero, you get to be involved in actively recruiting potential adopters too!

The Anti-Cruelty Society will provide all training, licensing and basic supplies–all you need to do is provide a warm and loving home for a shelter pet! Here’s how to get started:

  1. Complete a foster program application and email it to us at foster@anticruelty.org
  2. Schedule your Foster Orientation
  3. Choose your foster animal! Pick a pet who is currently available for adoption in our Adoptable Cats or Adoptable Dogs galleries.

The Anti-Cruelty Society will provide you with medical, behavioral and marketing support along the way. We’ll teach you pet care basics, how to reinforce good behaviors and curb bad manners, how to keep your foster healthy and what to do to recruit their adopter. Help us send animals home for the holidays by becoming an Adoption Ambassador for the season!

If you have any questions or would like more information, feel free to email us!

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Tanner (#29832258) is a Domestic Short Hair mix currently in the Adoption Ambassadors program while he waits for his perfect forever home. Because he’s such a good-lookin’ dude, when Justin and Samantha from the Pup Pals came into town last month he was at the top of our list of adoptable pets to be featured!

Tanner is a super-playful and friendly one year old orange and white tabby who gets along with both dogs and cats. He’s very social and has no body sensitivity or handling issues. But because he is still very young he does tend to play bite, so we recommend that he be adopted by an experienced cat owner or one without children under the age of six. His foster family is working on reinforcing good behavior, and he’s been making wonderful progress.

If you think Tanner would make the perfect addition to your family, contact us at foster@anticruelty.org or give us a call at 312.644.8338.


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The holidays can be a stressful time for everyone…why not bring some joy into your home this year in the form of a furry friend! There are plenty of cats and dogs of all ages that would love to spend some time with a family this holiday season.

Cat and Dog with Santas Claus hatsIn addition to our regular foster program, we are also recruiting for the Adoption Ambassadors Holiday Heroes program! Through this unique opportunity you can bring home an adoptable cat or dog for 4 weeks of the holiday season with the goal of recruiting them a forever home. The Anti-Cruelty Society will provide all training, licensing and basic supplies – all you need to do is provide a warm and loving home for a shelter pet. For more information on the Adoption Ambassadors program, check out the program page. Browse the Adoptable Dogs and Adoptable Cats galleries for potential candidates.

Traditional Fosters – Cats

sparrow-whimsySparrow & Whimsy(3-5 week foster) 6 week-old DLH kittens. Foster needed for age and weight.

Monty-300x225Monty: (4 week foster) 2 1/2 month-old DSH kitten. Found outside on a suburban company’s property. Foster needed for URI – on medication.

Traditional Fosters – Dogs

Rosie: (2-3 week foster) 1 year-old female Blue Heeler mix. Foster needed for kennel cough.

Konnor: (1-2 month foster) 4 month-old male Retriever/Golden mix. Foster needed for hair loss, potentially due to ringworm. We recommend Konnor is kept separate from other animals.

If you are a licensed Society foster volunteer, and you’re interested in taking in one of these pets, please email us at foster@anticruelty.org. If you are not a current member of the foster team, but you would like to get involved, please visit our Foster Program webpage for additional details on how you can help.

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Tanner continues to impress everyone he meets! We have had several people come over to the apartment who fall in love when they meet this charming cat. He is incrediblly social and has proven that he will come out and say hi to just about anyone. He is also still trying his hardest to convince our cat, Keiko, that she should play with him. Every time she walks past the door to his room you will see his little white paws pop out from under the door in a desperate attempt to win her love and affection. Unfortunately, he has been unsuccessful as Keiko continues to ignore him.


Last week the crew from Pup Pals came all the way from New York to film adoption videos for foster pets. (Thank you Pup Pals!) WeScared.jpg found out that Tanner is going to be one of their first cat videos! The crew had a blast filming him on Sunday morning. He, of course, was just happy that he got to play all day and meet new people. We are looking forward to Tanner’s video and will be sure to share it once it is finished. In the mean time, check out some of Pup Pals other videos! Here is a photo of Tanner waiting for the crew to arrive. He clearly has no idea he is about to get his big-break! We are convinced that Tanner will be a star some day now that we have seen his very impressive acting skills. He really knows how to put on a show for the camera!


Cute.jpgTanner is waiting patiently for a new best friend and a forever home. We believe he will do well in a variety of households because he is great with people, other cats, and even dogs. Since he is still very young and playful, we recommend him to go to a home where children are 6 years or older, or to a home with young children that has an experienced cat own to help him finish his training.  We have no doubt that Tanner will make the perfect family cat one day. If you are interested in learning more about Tanner, click here, or e-mail foster@anticruelty.org to set up a time to have a meet and greet with this handsome man.

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Amber is an 8 year old female cat with gorgeous orange and black fur. We are recruiting a foster home for her as part of the Adoption Ambassador program. She has been in the shelter since late July, and would love to spend some quality time with a loving foster family while she waits to find her forever home.

Amber is a sweet, unique-looking cat who lost her home when a new family member just didn’t want pets. She seems to be taking things in stride, as she settled in at the shelter quickly and remains friendly and gentle. She likes to be pet but isn’t fond of being held. Amber lived with a dog and, though she didn’t love him, she managed. She would likely prefer a dog-free home but could be okay with a respectful canine. This lovely little lady can’t wait to go to her new home.

The Anti-Cruelty Society provides all Adoption Ambassadors with foster program training, coaching, and animal care resources, including veterinary care, dry kibble, and behavioral support. Adoption Ambassadors are also provided with a media kit and marketing support for each animal they take into their care. Please visit the Adoption Ambassadors page for more information or to get involved with this wonderful program. Will you be Amber’s Adoption Ambassador?

If you are interested in Amber or any of the Anti-Cruelty Society’s foster animals, please email us at foster@anticruelty.org

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