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eira3Did you know that “Eira” means “snow” in Welsh?

It’s a fitting name for this beautiful terrier-mix girl, given the late winter snowstorm we just had in Chicago.  ==>

Eira has been hanging out at her foster home while recovering from a bum leg, but she’s back at the shelter today getting the “all clear” for adoption!

If you’re looking for a fun, active dog who is happy to snuggle, sun, or jump joyfully through the snow, then Eira is your girl!

(Many thanks to Gardner and Tara for taking care of this little sweetheart while she was on the mend!)

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As soon as our wonderful vets have finished their final check up, Eira’s details will be posted on the adoption page and she’ll be ready to go to her forever home! If you have any questions, contact us at 312.644.8338 or foster@anticruelty.org.

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Mr. Wiggles is quite the charmer! This adorable Beagle Pug Mix is big boned and a sweetie to the core. He’s currently in our Adoption Ambassador program where his foster works alongside staff to recruit him his adopter. The program allows for adoptable cats and dogs to enjoy the luxuries of a home while they await adoption. As you can see in the photos below, Mr. Wiggles is really living it up!

If you’d like to learn more about him, click here. To learn more about the Adoption Ambassadors program, visit our website.

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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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Spud isn’t just a handsome face, he’s a very smart and trainable dog. He knows to bark when he needs to go out, but we’re still working on the timing–the bark is almost simultaneous with the elimination! When he gets it right and goes outside, he knows he’s going to be rewarded with treats. He runs up, sits, and waits for his well-earned prize.

Spud started to play fetch with a ball bigger than his mouth. He’d only returned the ball three times before he had the game all figured out! This cuddly little guy loves hugs, kisses, and belly rubs.


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

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We’re happy to report that yet another one of our Adoption Ambassador animals found his forever home! Pete, the lovable, goofy Pit Mix, went home to his forever family yesterday afternoon.

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We’d like to thank his foster mama Tina, and her legion of friends and supporters, for helping us give this pooch a fresh start on life. Congratulations to Pete and his new family!

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