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.


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

Trina Mae Studio LLC

Foster caregivers needed!

We are currently in need of loving individuals and families willing to open their homes and hearts to animals in needed by joining our Foster Home Program. This life-saving program is vital to enabling FCACC to help find homes for animals that may not have a chance otherwise at the city shelter. For more information or to receive an application, please contact Jenny at

The Amazing Acro-Cats

Buy your tickets now!

Chicago gets chased by the Amazing Acro-cats!

Vittum Theatre
1012 N Noble St, Chicago, IL 60642

10/6 and 10/7 7pm
10/8 3pm 7pm
10/9 3pm 7pm

The Amazing Acro-cats are a troupe of REAL house cats that jump and pounce into your heart! Reaching out to shelters in need and accepting cats found homeless in the streets, Samantha Martin has not only rescued her own cats but also have found homes for over 182 cats and kittens. Giving them a second chance with positive reinforcement-only clicker training, they take these amazing abilities on the road and tour the nation in the infamous Acro-cat Bus!

Ever see a cat walk a tightrope? Meow you can! Ever see someone’s pet balance and roll on a ball across the floor? Come see it here and meow! OMG WHUT? – a cat riding a skateboard! Alley the cat is even a Guiness world record holder. But wait, there is so, so much more! The grand finale, presenting the ONLY ALL CAT BAND IN EXISTENCE – Tuna and The “Rock-cats” The current band lineup is Tuna on Cowbell, Oz on guitar, Asti on Drums, and Nue on keyboard – Real cats purrforming with Real instruments have blown minds and educated audiences of all ages that CATS CAN ACTUALLY BE TRAINED! The Acro-cats have gained popularity on such shows like the Late Show with Stephen Colbert and on Animal Planet. You have to actually see it to believe it!

Here is what some audience members have said after watching The Amazing Acro-cats Featuring Tuna and the Rock Cats:
“My life is complete, I can die happy now”
“I never thought it was possible, but now I am convinced!”
“You know, I was never really a ca person, but maybe there’s something to this….”
“That was actually Amazing!

Adopt-A-Palooza @ Roscoe Village Petsmart

Join us on Saturday, October 8 from 12-4pm to meet loads of FCACC adoptables! Message us for information about available cats and kittens who will be present. Not looking to adopt? Drop on by to cuddle, help us socialize, or just to drop off donations. We hope to see you there!


As a small but well-established (budget of $200,000+ annually) animal welfare organization, Friends of Chicago Animal Care and Control is seeking to contract with a social media/marketing consultant in the Chicagoland area. We’re looking for someone with a proven track record in growing an animal welfare organization—and the drive and enthusiasm to do it again. We need help developing an overall marketing strategy, procuring significant grants, building our current donor base, engineering a strong volunteer program, and more. We are particularly interested in people with social media savvy including content development. Please send your resume along with a brief paragraph or two (no more than 300 total words, please) stating what you bring to the party and what you believe you might accomplish in a year’s time. Send it to: Charlie Propsom at with GURU in the subject line.  Applications close after September 10, 2016.

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.