The Anti Cruelty Society​

The Anti-Cruelty Society shall provide compassionate care for any animal in need, attempt to find a home for every healthy or rehabilitatable dog and cat that comes to us, intervene to prevent cruelty to animals, partner with the community to educate on animal issues and inspire compassion and respect, provide low or no cost spaying or neutering.


Chicago Canine Rescue​

CCRF was founded in 2001 to help find permanent, loving homes for homeless dogs in our city. CCRF has saved the lives of over 3,000 dogs, cats, kittens (yes, we have started helping a few felines each year, too!) and puppies.

Recent Beneficiaries

​St. Sophia's Forgotten Felines

St. Sophia's Forgotten Felines is a nonprofit foster-based cat rescue in Westmont, IL.  Established in late 2010, St. Sophia's strives to be the best temporary care for cats in transition.  This means that cats in their care aren't intended to stay in their care.  Their hope is a forever home for every adoptable cat - no more homeless cats!

Fabric Superstars

Critter Project, Inc

Second City Canine Rescue

Second City Canine Rescue's mission is to rescue homeless animals and responsibly place then into permanent, loving homes.  They are a non-profit organization that is largely volunteer operated. They rely solely on foster homes to house the dogs until they find permanent homes .  They do not discriminate - all breeds, ages and sizes are welcomed and loved.

We are friends who met several years ago at Busy Fingers, a sewing group at The Anti-Cruelty Society in Chicago. We range in age from 45 to 77 and have diverse talents. Marsha is an accomplished seamstress and hand quilter. Lisa and Terry assist her with toy production and tend to the business side of things. Every dog toy and cat toy we sell is designed and carefully handcrafted by one of us in Chicago.

​Community Animal Rescue Effort (C.A.R.E.) An all volunteer nonprofit organization with a mission to serve the communities of Chicago's North Shore by fostering and supporting healthy, positive relationships between people and companion animals.     


Catvando works toward the humane management and reduction of street cats, stray and feral, through a Trap Neuter Return (TNR) program. They work with communities to address the issue of street cats, provide support to cat care givers and use the opportunity to teach respect for all of life.    

One Tail at a Time

One Tail at a Time ("OTAT") is a no-kill, 501(c) 3 all-breed dog rescue committed to lowering euthanasia rates in the greater Chicagoland area.  OTAT achieves this through the rescue and adoption of dogs in need, comprehensive support of adopters, and community outreach including humane education programs and assistance for disadvantaged and low-income families. 

West Suburban Humane Society

A volunteer-based animal welfare organization that was founded in 1972 as a lost-and-found referral service.  They soon began to shelter homeless animals and are now a shelter and adoption facility, housing up to 25 dogs and 60 cats at a time    

A non profit foster based rescue that started August of 2016.  Located in Marion, Illinois, their mission is to help animals in need and place them in their forever homes.  Currently they offer cat/kitten adoptions but hope to expand to dogs in the future.  

Red Door Shelter

Red Door Animal Shelter is a no-kill shelter committed to helping animals in need. Its primary focus is on the rescue, shelter and adoption of cats, dogs and rabbits—the three most popular pets in the United States.

Greyhounds Only​

They take in retired racing greyhounds from all over the country and find them good homes. They serve Chicago and the Chicagoland area, the Northeastern corner of Illinois, and the Southeastern corner of Wisconsin.

Feline Friends Chicago

Feline Friends is a foster-based, no kill cat rescue organization serving Chicago. We do not have a physical site - we are completely foster based.     

Animal Care League

The Animal Care League is a limited admission shelter located in Oak Park. They help homeless cats, dogs and other small animals by providing them food, shelter, medical attention and love until we can find them a loving home.  

Barbs Precious Rescue & Adoption Center

Creating a safe and humane haven by providing medical attention, food, shelter and love for cats and dogs that have been abused, abandoned or neglected.