Category FCACC Featured Events

Star-studded Big Night is almost here!

October 8, 2015 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Animal expert and WGN radio star Steve Dale is Honorary Chairman of this celebrity chefs event this year! Joining Steve as emcee will be Pete McMurray of NBC-5’s “24/7” and 97.1 FM “The Drive.” And of course they will be surrounded by Chicago’s best chefs cooking up a storm for you—all to help Chicago’s neediest animals.


08 de octubre 2015 de 6:00-21:00

Experto en animales y la estrella de radio WGN Steve Dale Presidente de Honor de este evento famosos chefs de este año! Junto a Steve como maestro de ceremonias será Pete McMurray de NBC 5 de ” 24/7 ” y 97.1 FM ” The Drive “. Y por supuesto que estarán rodeados de los mejores chefs de Chicago para cocinar un banquete para ti, todo esto para ayudar a los animales necesitados de Chicago.

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FREE Microchip Event Re-Scheduled! Sweet deal launches new microchip campaign!

FREE microchip for pets and 50% off “Chicago Chip”ice cream for people
We’re partnering with Chicago Animal Care and Control to get a new education campaign underway about the importance of microchipping and tagging pets. It starts with a special launch event on Monday, June 18th, at the Original Rainbow Cone ice cream store at 9233 S. Western Avenue from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Microchips, including registration, are FREE to the first 100 pets (cats must be in carriers, dogs secured with collars and leashes). Their people are rewarded with 50% off a “Chicago Chip” ice cream cone! 
The Original Rainbow Cone store is a Chicago classic–and a new community partner eager to help spread the word about microchipping. We’ll have the Animobile on site with a veterinarian and vet techs to administer the chips, a crew of volunteers registering the chips on the spot, and other folks helping direct visitors and their animals.
Making sure your pet has microchip identification and collar I.D. tags is the best way to help your pet find its way back home to you if ever lost. Don’t think it can happen? Tell that to the 22,000 animals sitting in the city shelter every year waiting for someone to come and claim them. If every pet had a microchip they could tell us exactly who their people are and how to reconnect with them.
This new campaign incorporates printed posters like the one you see here, radio spots, and a public service announcement for TV. Materials are being produced in English and Spanish to reach as many people in our community as possible. The campaign urges pet owners to “Give your pet a voice. Get your pet microchipped and tagged today.”
Come out and join the fun, even if your pet is already chipped! The neighborhood is welcoming, the store is a treasure–and the ice cream is like none you’ve ever had before!
For more details and a map to the event location please click HERE.

Looking good after a decade of Big Nights!

Friends and guests put our dog walking clothes aside once again for our annual Big Night celebrity chefs event on Thursday evening, October 16. Nearly 300 of us gathered under the gorgeous Tiffany Dome at the Chicago Cultural Center to indulge ourselves in the creative cookery of Jackie Shen and more than a dozen of her chef friends. Who was there? Take a look…


Channel 7 sports anchor Jim Rose and his wife Lakesha have acted as Masters of Ceremony for 3 years now, bringing excitement to the live auction.Channel 7 sports anchor Jim Rose and his wife Lakesha have acted as Masters of Ceremony for 3 years now, bringing excitement to the live auction.

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Miles for Max Hits the Road Again

James and Sharon Pierce are getting their tandem bike tuned up and ready to ride across Iowa again. This is the third year miles for max fundraiserthey will be joining the thousands of cyclists participating in RAGBRAI (Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa)—and the third year they will be encouraging people to sponsor them with a donation to Friends in memory of their late cocker spaniel, Max.

Last year, their 471-mile cross-country adventure brought in nearly $5,000 to help Chicago’s neediest animals. We can’t thank them enough for the passion and drive they bring to our organization. Hundreds of adoptable animals from Chicago Animal Care and Control are getting out of the city shelter and into the foster homes they need, thanks to “Miles for Max.” James and Sharon, you have our heartfelt thanks.

miles for max fundraiserTo make a contribution to Miles for Max please visit our fundraising page HERE.



Bow Wow Luau at Trader Todds Event

bow wow luauWe are so excited for the Bow Wow Luau event happening at Trader Todds Thursday May 29th!! They have so generously offered for all proceeds to benefit Friends of Chicago Animal Care and Control!

The event organizer is Virginia C. who is the proud foster mom of a wonderful little rescue dog name Bratwurst. She has been instrumental in helping him and other rescue dogs in the Chicago area.

Tickets are $25 dollars in advance or $30 at the door.  With the purchase of a ticket you recieve food at the Luau Buffet and  3 drink tickets!  There will be both door and raffle prizes and of course karaoke!  Raffle prizes include

*A Starlin Castor autographed baseball from the Cubs
*Two salon packages
*A portable grill
*Jui Jitsu lessons
*A wine and cheese reception at Room 13

Pick up tickets HERE

Click on the image to the right for more details and visit our Facebook event !!

Please come down and have some fun for a great cause!

Love Connections found at City shelter

meet-your-match-119 Animals found their forever families that at the recent Meet Your Match event at Chicago Animal Care and Control! Hundreds more loving dogs and kitties at the shelter are waiting for their own lucky breaks. Visit the shelter at 28th and S. Western Avenue between Noon and 7 pm any day of the week to find your special love.

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