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December 2012

Dec 1

Delta Sonic Holiday Cause for Paws Car Wash

Saturday 12/1/12 - 12/31/12
Help us win $20,000! Starting December 1, each time a customer comes through the Delta Sonic Car Wash Wonderland (located at Rt. 59 and North Aurora Rd. in Naperville) throughout the month of December and turns in our car wash co-branded card, we earn 100% of the car wash sale! The organization that turns in the most cards will receive a donation of no less than $20,000!
Download the co-branded card here or pick one up at our facility at 510 N LaSalle, Chicago.


Dec 1

PetSmart Santa Claws

Saturday 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
PetSmart Santa Claws at Petsmart Brickyard
(6655 West Grand Avenue)
11am-4pm

Santa Claws: The Santa Claws® promotion takes place in every PetSmart® store and offers pet parents and their pets to pose for a holiday photo with Santa Claws and purchase a digital photograph in a holiday collector frame* with a portion of the proceeds donated to The Anti-Cruelty Society.


Dec 2

PetSmart Santa Claws

Sunday 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
PetSmart Santa Claws at Petsmart Brickyard
(6655 West Grand Avenue)
11am-4pm

Santa Claws: The Santa Claws® promotion takes place in every PetSmart® store and offers pet parents and their pets to pose for a holiday photo with Santa Claws and purchase a digital photograph in a holiday collector frame* with a portion of the proceeds donated to The Anti-Cruelty Society.


Dec 5

Working Through Pet Loss

Wednesday 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
This open educational group is dedicated to working through the emotional rollercoaster that can occur when we lose a beloved pet. Whether it is sudden or long-time coming, the permanence of a pet?s death can take its toll on thoughts and emotions that are a natural part of the healing process. 
The group facilitator, Mark Bilkey, has over 15 years of experience in guiding individuals through the loss and transition process.
The support group meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the Month from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. There is no charge but pre-registration is required. To register call Tammie Bouschor at (312) 644-8338 ext. 344 or e-mail tbouschor@anticruelty.org. 
The programs will be held in our Education and Training Center. Enter at 169 W. Grand Avenue. Free parking is available in The Anti-Cruelty Society parking garage. Enter from Wells Street ˝ block south of Grand Avenue.


Dec 8

PetSmart Santa Claws

Saturday 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
PetSmart Santa Claws at Petsmart Kingsbury
(1419 Kingsbury Ave)
11am-4pm

Santa Claws: The Santa Claws® promotion takes place in every PetSmart® store and offers pet parents and their pets to pose for a holiday photo with Santa Claws and purchase a digital photograph in a holiday collector frame* with a portion of the proceeds donated to The Anti-Cruelty Society.


Dec 8

Here Comes Santa Paws

Saturday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Here Comes Santa Paws at The Hotel Allegro, 171 W. Randolph St, Chicago


Santa Paws has arrived, inviting you and your four-legged friends to sleigh by Hotel Allegro for Christmas cookies, hot chocolate, and other furry merriment. And of course photos with Santa! A professional photographer on site taking photos of you and your pet. This event is free, open to the public and pet friendly.


Dec 8

Jazz Nativity

Saturday 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Jazz Nativity at St. Luke Church, 1500 W. Belmont, Chicago

The Chicago JazzMASS Ensemble will perform jazz arrangements of traditional Christmas hymns, along with original compositions to tell the story of Mary, Jesus, Joseph, the Angels, the Shepherds, and the three Wise Men. Filled with a sense of grace and humor, the cast will include a tap dancing king, a Latin percussion king and a trumpet king, as well as vocal soloists, a vocal jazz quartet, choir and eight piece jazz band. There will also be holiday merchandise sales and adoptable pets from The Anti-Cruelty Society. Bring your family, including the dog, and join in the holiday fun. A pet blessing takes place at 3:30 p.m. before the performance begins at 4:00 p.m.

Proceeds benefit The Anti-Cruelty Society.


Dec 9

PetSmart Santa Claws

Sunday 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
PetSmart Santa Claws at Petsmart Kingsbury
(1419 Kingsbury Ave)
11am-4pm

Santa Claws: The Santa Claws® promotion takes place in every PetSmart® store and offers pet parents and their pets to pose for a holiday photo with Santa Claws and purchase a digital photograph in a holiday collector frame* with a portion of the proceeds donated to The Anti-Cruelty Society.


Dec 9

Here Comes Santa Paws

Sunday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Here Comes Santa Paws at The Hotel Allegro, 171 W. Randolph St, Chicago


Santa Paws has arrived, inviting you and your four-legged friends to sleigh by Hotel Allegro for Christmas cookies, hot chocolate, and other furry merriment. And of course photos with Santa! A professional photographer on site taking photos of you and your pet. This event is free, open to the public and pet friendly.


Dec 12

Holiday Gift Wrapping at Barnes & Noble

Wednesday 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Want to help wrap gifts on behalf of The Anti-Cruelty Society at Barnes & Noble this holiday season? You can help animals in need by donating your time to wrap gifts!

Other Wrapping Dates:

State & Elm location:
Friday, November 23rd 3-9pm
Tuesday, December 18th 3-9pm

Webster Place location:
Wednesday, December 12th 10am-9pm
Thursday, December 20th 9:30am-10pm
Monday, December 24th 9am-6pm


Dec 15

Pet First Aid and CPR Class

Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
If your pet has a medical emergency will you be prepared? This course, taught by an American Red Cross authorized instructor, will cover Pet First Aid and CPR techniques. The emphasis will be on cats and dogs. Cat and Dog manikins will be used. Please do not bring your pet to class. The course length is 3 hours. The course fee is $50. It includes course materials, a pet emergency planner and pet emergency stickers. The Dog First Aid book and DVD set and Cat First Aid book and DVD set are not included in the course fee. The book and DVD sets will be made available for purchase at a cost of $17.00 each while supplies last.


Pre-registration is required. Class sizes are limited. Click below to register. For more information call Tammie Bouschor at (312) 644-8338 ext. 344 or e-mail tbouschor@anticruelty.org. The $50 course fee must be made prior to the class date. All classes will be held in The Anti-Cruelty Society Education and Training Center located at 169 W. Grand Avenue. Free parking is available in The Anti-Cruelty Society parking garage. Enter from Wells Street.
Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations must be received prior to the scheduled class date to receive a full refund. No shows without prior notice will not be refunded.
To Register Online: Click Here


Dec 15

PetSmart Santa Claws

Saturday 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
PetSmart Santa Claws at Petsmart Kingsbury
(1419 Kingsbury Ave)
11am-4pm

Santa Claws: The Santa Claws® promotion takes place in every PetSmart® store and offers pet parents and their pets to pose for a holiday photo with Santa Claws and purchase a digital photograph in a holiday collector frame* with a portion of the proceeds donated to The Anti-Cruelty Society.


Dec 16

PetSmart Santa Claws

Sunday 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
PetSmart Santa Claws at Petsmart Kingsbury
(1419 Kingsbury Ave)
11am-4pm

Santa Claws: The Santa Claws® promotion takes place in every PetSmart® store and offers pet parents and their pets to pose for a holiday photo with Santa Claws and purchase a digital photograph in a holiday collector frame* with a portion of the proceeds donated to The Anti-Cruelty Society.


Dec 18

Holiday Gift Wrapping at Barnes & Noble

Tuesday 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Want to help wrap gifts on behalf of The Anti-Cruelty Society at Barnes & Noble this holiday season? You can help animals in need by donating your time to wrap gifts!

Other Wrapping Dates:

State & Elm location:
Friday, November 23rd 3-9pm
Tuesday, December 18th 3-9pm

Webster Place location:
Wednesday, December 12th 10am-9pm
Thursday, December 20th 9:30am-10pm
Monday, December 24th 9am-6pm


Dec 19

Working Through Pet Loss

Wednesday 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
This open educational group is dedicated to working through the emotional rollercoaster that can occur when we lose a beloved pet. Whether it is sudden or long-time coming, the permanence of a pet?s death can take its toll on thoughts and emotions that are a natural part of the healing process. 
The group facilitator, Mark Bilkey, has over 15 years of experience in guiding individuals through the loss and transition process.
The support group meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the Month from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. There is no charge but pre-registration is required. To register call Tammie Bouschor at (312) 644-8338 ext. 344 or e-mail tbouschor@anticruelty.org. 
The programs will be held in our Education and Training Center. Enter at 169 W. Grand Avenue. Free parking is available in The Anti-Cruelty Society parking garage. Enter from Wells Street ˝ block south of Grand Avenue.


Dec 20

Holiday Gift Wrapping at Barnes & Noble

Thursday 9:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Want to help wrap gifts on behalf of The Anti-Cruelty Society at Barnes & Noble this holiday season? You can help animals in need by donating your time to wrap gifts!

Other Wrapping Dates:

State & Elm location:
Friday, November 23rd 3-9pm
Tuesday, December 18th 3-9pm

Webster Place location:
Wednesday, December 12th 10am-9pm
Thursday, December 20th 9:30am-10pm
Monday, December 24th 9am-6pm


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