Anti-Cruelty: Future Looks Bright After 125 Years


Tracy Elliott is the President of the Anti-Cruelty Society and the news is amazing as to what this one facility manages to do. Listen HERE to the conversation with Elliott on Steve Dale’s Other World, WGN Radio.

According to my research, Anti-Cruelty Society in Chicago Is the second most long-standing animal shelter in America, about to celebrate 125 years. Elliott explains how the shelter initially was founded as a horse shelter.

Elliott says, right now, there’s an increase in dog population numbers in shelters around the country, including at Anti-Cruelty. To deal with this and help support animals staying in loving homes, Elliott explains that Anti-Cruelty will soon launch an initiative in parts of the city where there isn’t enough veterinary care. That’s a part of where proceeds go to  at the  gala benefit to celebrate  to raise funds for their future plans at the 125th Anniversary Gala, Saturday, March 9, 6 to 11 p.m. (VIP Hour 5–6 p.m.) at The Geraghty, 2520 South Hoyne Avenue, Chicago. Learn more and purchase tickets HERE.

And he explains how you can also be a “gala basher.”

Several people will be honored at the, including longtime Chicago meteorologist Andy Avalos, who I have had the pleasure of co-emceeing events for Anti-Cruelty. For years, he hosted a pet adoption segment on WMAQ-TV. Lee-Ann Trotter of WMAQ is the emcee. I will participate as well.

Another honoree is Chicago veterinarian Dr. Sheldon Rubin, once a regular on WGN Radio with me and also dating back to the great Wally Phillips. He has served on the Anti-Cruelty Board of Directors for about 40 years, and his contributions to the shelter are undeniable. He’s now retired but his former clients are well aware of his formidable skills as a private practicing veterinarian. I’ve now met thousands of veterinary professionals, including many super brilliant and caring individuals. Dr. Rubin stands alone.