The Anti-Cruelty Society will be offering free pet care in Chicago’s East Garfield Park neighborhood on Saturday, May 6, from noon to 4 p.m. at Breakthrough FamilyPlex (3219 W. Carroll Avenue). The Society is excited to offer these services in a neighborhood that lacks access to basic pet care resources.
The free pet services include vaccinations, microchips, training demos, and nail trims. All cat and dog owners are invited to bring their pets to receive these services, completely free of charge thanks to a grant provided to the Society by Caerus.
This pet resource event is for all ages, and includes family activities, such as photos with the Anti-Cruelty Society’s mascots, pet-friendly crafts, and a safety-around-animals puppet show. Breakthrough FamilyPlex’s many other offerings will be available as well, including their in-house café.
“Our mission is to build a community of caring by helping pets, and that’s exactly what we hope to accomplish with this Pet Wellness Fair, says Dr. Robyn Barbiers, president of the Anti-Cruelty Society. “We want to help pet owners who are unable to easily access these resources in their neighborhood by bringing the services to them.”
No pre-registration is required. All cats must be secured in a cat carrier, and dogs must be leashed. No dogs in heat. No retractable leashes or leashes over six feet. Owners with dogs who may require a muzzle are asked to bring their own.
About The Anti-Cruelty Society:
Founded in 1899, The Anti-Cruelty Society is Chicago’s oldest and largest, private, open-admission, unlimited stay humane society. With a mission of building a community of caring by helping pets and educating people, our comprehensive programs and services help over 50,000 animals and humans every year and include: adoption, charity veterinary clinic, low or no-cost spay/neuter clinic, cruelty investigations and rescue, humane education & community outreach, a free behavior helpline, dog training classes, S.A.F.E. program (short-term accommodations for emergencies), The Bruckner Rehabilitation & Treatment Center, the Virginia Butts Berger Cat Clinic, and the Dog Rehabilitation Center. For more information, visit anticruelty.org or call 312-644-8338.