After Hours Crisis Care Program saves injured animals

This program is a major life saver! Now, thanks to Friends (FCACC), serious cases of animal illness, neglect, abuse, and accidents that come in after the city shelter’s staff veterinarians have left for the day are rushed to a private emergency service for immediate care. Many are given major care on the spot. Others are stabilized and then transferred back to CACC in the morning. With no money in the city budget for after hours care, the program is funded entirely by donations to Friends.


We Want to Tickle Your Funny Bone

$125 through November 6th
$175 at the door, if available

**VIP special-seating tickets are available for $225 each and includes valet parking!!**

Nov 7th, 2019
iO Theater
1501 N. Kingsbury Street
Chicago, IL


  • Live stage performances by iO Theatre improv comedians
  • Special guest “Alligator Robb” minus Chance the Snapper
  • Yummy food with selections for omnivores and vegans
  • Themed cocktails and other spirits
  • Interaction with adoptable dogs on the veranda
  • Live and silent auctions and other fun stuff

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Clear the Shelters Petco Event: Fee-Waived Kitties


Sponsored by NBC-5 Telemundo
Kittens and cats of all colors, ages and purr-sonalities will be all over the place at the downtown Petco at 440 N. Orleans on Saturday, August 17 from 11am-3pm! Adoption fees will be waived–yes! That means FREE kitties! You still have to fill out an application and pass our normal approval process, but there’s no fee. All animals come from the city shelter and will be spayed or neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, tested for nasty stuff, and more. It’s the deal of the summer! Parking in the Kingsbury lot on Illinois just west of Orleans is FREE for a 1/2 hour.

Paint Your Pet to Benefit FCACC!

Join us for a Paint Your Pet Class at Lagunitas Brewing Company benefiting Friends of Chicago Animal Care and Control

~Wednesday, May 29th from 6pm-9pm~

Never painted before? No problem!  Fun-loving instructors will help you as you paint your pet’s masterpiece!  All skill levels are welcome!

Email a photo of your pet to and they will sketch your pet’s photo onto your canvas for you.

The $45 per person price includes:

1.  A pre-sketched canvas of your pet if you email your pet’s photo at least 2 days before class (one pet per canvas only.)
2.  All art materials provided including easels, canvas, paint, a variety of paint brushes, palettes etc.
3.  Three hours of painting and instruction.

Want to join us for this fun-filled evening? Purchase your tickets here!

A portion of the proceeds from the event will be donated to FCACC.

Lagunitas Brewing Company is located at 2607 W. 17th Street, Chicago IL 60608

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Say cheese at Big Night!

The American Cheese Collection returns to Big Night Thursday, October 25th with a stunning array of small production cheeses from around the USA.

This is a unique opportunity to taste small producer cheeses that are not available elsewhere.

Come to Big Night for a unique wine and cheese opportunity.

Purchase Big Night event and raffle tickets here

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Frank Sinatra tunes at Big Night!

Chicago, Chicago that toddling town, Chicago, Chicago I will show you around…

Reminisce as vocalists Carmelo Zaccone and Lori London croon Frank Sinatra tunes while you sample our celebrity chef tasty morsels at Big Night, this Wednesday, October 25.

Tickets are limited; buy NOW and have a great evening of food, music, while helping Chicago’s neediest animals!

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The original Taco in a Bag returns to Big Night!

Save yourself from boring food with a sack of tortillas with a variety of hearty global toppings. At the center of it all are two competitive eaters who saved up their winnings to create something that is not only gratuitous and ridiculous but also good all at the same time.

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