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Our Featured Chicago, IL Partner:

The Anti-Cruelty Society

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

157 W. Grand
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 644-8338
Email:
Website:
http://www.anticruelty.org

Pets at Our Shelter:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

Chicago area

About Our Shelter:

The mission of The Anti-Cruelty Society is building a community of caring by helping pets and educating people. The Anti-Cruelty Society is committed to caring. We shall: provide compassionate care for any animal in need, attempt to find a home for every healthy or rehabilitatable dog and cat that comes to us, intervene to prevent cruelty to animals, partner with the community to educate on animal issues and inspire compassion and respect, and provide low or no cost spaying and neutering.

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Come Meet our Pets:

The Anti-Cruelty Society is open for adoption at the following times: Monday-Friday: 12:00pm-6:30pm and Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm-4:30pm. The shelter is located at 510 N. LaSalle, and there is validated parking available in our garage on the southeast corner of Wells St. at Grand Avenue.

Our Adoption Process:

Adoption Requirements:
1. Must be 18 years of age or older for standard adoptions. Seniors 60 and over qualify for the Pets for the Elderly Program.
2. Must have valid ID with current address
3. Dog adopters must provide landlord's name and phone number (or copy of current lease)
4. All members of the household should be present
5. You must understand that The Anti-Cruelty Society must approve your adoption application
6. Our adoption fee is $95 for dogs, $125 for puppies, $60 for cats and $75 for kittens.

Each adoption Includes:
1. Complete veterinary exam
2. Inoculations against rabies and other diseases
3. Heartworm test for dogs /Feline leukemia test for cats
4. Spaying or neutering (it's mandatory)
5. Collar
6. Lifetime ID tag (on The Anti-Cruelty Society's registry)
7. Permanent identification microchip
8. Dog leash or cat carrier
9. Free 30 day pet insurance through ShelterCare

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.