About Us: The Anti-Cruelty Society is Chicago’s oldest and largest, private, non-profit, open-admission, unlimited stay humane society. Also known as the SPCA of Illinois, the Society receives no government funding or funding from national organizations; we are supported by generous individuals, foundations, and corporations. At The Anti-Cruelty Society we believe: • In an open admission policy – we will not turn away any animal in need • There are no time or space limits placed on any animal in our care • No healthy or rehabilitatable pet should ever be euthanized • The key to pet overpopulation is sterilization • Education can prevent cruelty, abuse and neglect, and promote responsible pet ownership • If an animal’s quality of life is severely compromised, euthanasia is the most humane alternative At The Anti-Cruelty Society, we are building a community of caring by helping pets and educating people.
Adoption Process: Selection Our representatives are located in the cat and dog adoption rooms to assist in making the best choice for your family and lifestyle and answer any questions. Application and Counseling Once you have decided on an animal, our representatives will provide you with a questionnaire. Our counselors will review the questionnaire information with you. If your adoption is approved, we will provide you with information on training, health, basic care, and answer any questions you may have. Adoption Requirements: • Must be at least 18 years of age for adoption. Seniors 60 and over qualify to have their adoption fee for cats one year of age or older covered through the Pets for the Elderly Program. (Paid in part through the generosity of The Pets for the Elderly Foundation). • Have valid ID with current address • Renters must provide their landlord’s name and phone number, or a copy of the lease • All adult members of the household should be present