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

Want to become a sponsor?
Email Charlie Propsom: cpropsom@sbcglobal.net


Chicago’s New Early Live Release Ordinance is a Lifesaver

The new law is the product of a lot of deliberation on the part of many independent animal shelters

and rescues working together with the increasingly progressive management of Chicago Animal Care and Control.

Early Release Kittens

Kittens barely days old like these two need a home environment immediately if they are to survive.

The new law helps save the babies. Thanks to the new early live release ordinance, orphaned  puppies and kittens can now be released immediately into the hands of rescue organizations that care for them in foster homes. No more waiting in the highly stressful conditions of the shelter for 5 days before being released. No more succumbing to disease because they haven’t been alive long enough to develop the resistance adult animals have.  Baby animals are the most vulnerable animals in the shelter AND the most adoptable—if they live. And now they have a better chance of making it out alive than ever before.

Stray cats get a head start on a second chance. The early live release ordinance now allows rescues to take any stray cat (one without identification) into their care on Day 1 of impoundment. Of the thousands of stray cats that come into the shelter each year only a handful are ever reclaimed. Until now, ninety-nine percent plus have been confined to stressful shelter conditions for 5 days before they could be released to rescue groups. Not anymore. The early live release ordinance allows rescues to save just about any stray kitty immediately. (Those strays not taken in by rescues remain at the shelter for the usual holding period.)

Stray dogs have to be a little more patient. For dogs without identification, early live release can take place within 3 days now instead of the usual 5. A shelter environment, no matter how well designed, isn’t as good for any animal as the love, care, and companionship they experience in a home. Now stray dogs can be released to those willing to provide them with foster care on Day 3 of their impoundment instead of spending another 2 days waiting for a former owner who never comes. (Statistics show that if a stray dog is reclaimed, it is most likely to happen in the first 3 days of impoundment. After that, the odds of ever being reclaimed drop dramatically.)

What about dogs and cats with i.d. tags or microchips? Dogs and cats with proper identification aren’t considered strays. Microchips and i.d. tags are the best gift you can give your pet, be it cat or dog. They are the surest way to help your pet find its way back to you should it ever get lost.

What else has changed? Except for the life-saving provisions outlined here, the standard holding periods before an animal becomes the property of the city remain as they have been for many years. Read the new early live release ordinance to confirm this information.

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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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FCACC Amazing Animal Advocate Shout-Out – Sheri Berliner

Animal advocate and award-winning photographer Sheri Berliner is on the speed dial of many a Chicagoland pet-lover and sheri berliner chicago animal activistrescue organization – and for good reason. With over 30 years of experience photographing pets and people, she has cultivated an enviable broad-based network with an uncanny ability to connect homeless creatures with those looking for the next furry love-of-their lives. She has also personally saved the lives of thousands of dogs, cats, guinea pigs, rats, hamsters, mice, birds and rabbits.

It all started one day in 1989, with a co-worker’s casual mention of two kittens her husband planned to drown that evening. Luckily, Mcintosh and Bugsy

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