Free Pet Adoption Event Today at Chicago Animal Care & Control


CHICAGO ANIMAL CARE AND CONTROL HOSTS CHICAGO HEROES FOR CHICAGO’S PETS, the city’s first responders, those in active military, government employees and teachers are all among those eligible:           

Chicago Animal Care and Control is celebrating “Chicago Heroes for Chicago’s Pets” with a FREE adoption event! Meet your new best friend and give a shelter dog the ultimate gift: A family to love, and the chance for a happy and secure life.

Saturday, April 7

Noon – 4 p.m.

2741 S. Western Ave.

Free street and lot parking available


This event is for those heroes in Chicagoland who devote their lives to keeping us safe, teaching our children, and providing vital services to residents:

  • Veterans and active duty military
  • Police/Fire/EMS/OEMC (Traffic Control Aids, 9-1-1 Call Takers/Dispatchers and Crossing Guards)
  • Educators: public/private/school/college
  • Government employees/contractors

Please contact or 312-747-1408 with questions.


  • A valid photo ID AND proof of employment (like a staff ID card)
  • A utility bill or lease confirming your address
  • If you rent, a rental agreement or letter/email from your landlord confirming you can have the type of pet you are planning to adopt
  • If you currently own pets, bring along their vaccination records
  • ALL family members must be present to meet the pet you are adopting
  • If you have a dog at home that you want to bring to meet your prospective adoptee, please talk a staff member about arranging a visit

If You Don’t Meet a Pet at the Event:

  • Stop by the main Auditorium desk to pick up a rain check (good until 3/18).
  • Go to to see all available animals (updated several times daily)
  • CACC is open daily from 12 – 7 p.m. to view adoptable animals.

CACC is the city’s only municipally-run, open-admission animal shelter, open to the public 365 days of the year. Its mission is to protect public safety and promote the humane care of animals through sheltering, pet placement, education and animal law enforcement. During its business hours, CACC impounds stray, owner-surrendered and confiscated animals, as well as wildlife.

Find CACC on Facebook @ChicagoAnimalCareandControl, or visit

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