You’ll be able to undertake a Chicago shelter pet totally free this weekend


In search of a furry companion to convey some extra happiness into your life? The Anti-Cruelty Society is mounting a particular adoption occasion this weekend the place potential adopters can convey dwelling a brand new four-legged good friend totally free.

The group will host a Clear the Shelters occasion this Saturday, August 27 at varied adoption facilities round city, waiving all adoption charges in an effort to seek out without end houses for pets in its care. Sometimes, charges vary from $75-$300 for canines and cats.


As a part of the occasion, the Anti-Cruelty Society’s River North headquarters at 510 N LaSalle Dr could have distributors on website and a group to assist reply questions between midday and 5pm. Not concerned with a canine or a cat? No worries; gerbils, guinea pigs, rabbits and rats will likely be adoptable too. Adopters should be not less than 18 years previous and current a sound government-issued ID.

Anti-Cruelty COO Darlene Duggan told Block Club Chicago in June that town’s animal shelters have hit “catastrophic levels” of overpopulation. Those that wish to assist ease the burden however aren’t prepared to completely decide to pet possession can as a substitute take part within the Society’s newly-launched Foster on the Spot program, which supplies potential adopters a one-week trial with a pet to see if it could be match. On the finish of the interval, they’ve the choice of retaining their furry good friend or returning them in order that they’ll discover a new household.

Along with the Anti-Cruelty Society’s River North shelter, potential adopters can discover adoptable pets this weekend on the group’s On a regular basis Adoption Heart within the South Loop PetSmart at 1101 S Canal St. Different taking part PetSmarts embody shops in south Lincoln Park, Andersonville, Wrigleyville, Montclare and Evanston. For extra info on the promotion, head to the Anti-Cruelty Society’s site. An inventory of adoptable pets, with the flexibility to start out the adoption course of, can also be out there online



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