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Anti-Cruelty Society


510 N. LaSalle St.




Sat, Oct 19: 12pm - 5pm

Sun, Oct 20: 12pm - 5pm

Family Friendly Long Lines Photography Permitted Washrooms Available Wheelchair Accessible

Adoption Center

Stanley Tigerman, 1979

Marion and Horace E. McConnell Memorial Building

Leon Stanhope, 1936



Founded in 1899 and celebrating its 120th anniversary this year, The Anti-Cruelty Society is Chicago’s oldest animal welfare organization. They accept any animal for any reason and find homes for over 5,700 each year. The main adoption center, completed in 1979, was designed by Stanley Tigerman with a facade that represents the face of a Basset Hound. The Art Deco facade on Grand Avenue dates to 1936.

Visitor Experience

See what's behind the famous Basset Hound-inspired facade: explore the adoption areas and interior courtyard. Visitors will be asked to sign a waiver.