Cupcake Day is almost here!

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We have had a cupcake filled week so far here at The Anti-Cruelty Society!

Every day this week staff and volunteers have been baking and selling cupcakes here leading up to the official community bake sales happening this upcoming Monday at our main location and at the EAC. I guess you could call it a daily cupcake appetizer before the main cupcake course. Needless to say we haven’t had a problem getting our sugar fixes in this week.

Also, we would like to give a shout out to two special Cupcake Day bakers-Erin Glade and Jess Piper! They will be holding bake sales on October 17th and donating the proceeds to the lifesaving efforts of The Anti-Cruelty Society. Thanks again Erin and Jess!

Are you getting yourself in gear to bake and sell treats this Monday? If so, we want to hear about it! Comment on this post to tell us what you’re making and where you’ll be selling your treats.

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Adoption Center Bake Sale!

You spoke, and we listened!

Back by popular demand we will once again be hosting a bake sale at our main adoption center at 510 N. LaSalle to coincide with Cupcake Day. Be sure to get the word out!

The sale will take place from 12 – 6 p.m. and all of the homemade confections will be $3 a piece. See you there!

October Bucket List: EAC Bake Sale!

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Everyone knows of our location on Grand and LaSalle, but have you visited our satellite location in the South Loop? If you haven’t, it is a must!

The Everyday Adoption Center is a state of the art shelter that’s located in the South Loop PetSmart. It’s completely staffed by The Anti-Cruelty Society so you know they know their stuff. The EAC even has a large doggy play group room where you can sit and watch the adoptable dogs frolic for as long as your heart desires. Most importantly, we adopt out an additional thousand animals a year at the Everyday Adoption Center!

More exciting news regarding EAC; Magnolia Bakery will be donating 50 cupcakes to sell for Cupcake Day! If you’ve never had Magnolia’s cupcakes before, like EAC, they are a must. Not only does Magnolia make delicious cupcakes, they are philanthropic to boot. They donate daily to local food pantries and international relief efforts. How sweet!

Now that I’ve added two things to your October bucket list: visiting EAC and tasting the glory that is Magnolia cupcakes, I’ll tell you how you can knock ‘um both out at once. Cupcake day is October 17th, stop by the Everyday Adoption Center at 1101 S. Canal St. from 1-7 pm and get your cupcake/pet fix.

Cupcake Day 101

As you can probably tell, we are all pretty excited for our 4th annual Cupcake Day. I wanted to take a moment and remind you of the true meaning of this glorious holiday, helping Chicago’s homeless pets. The Anti-Cruelty Society is this city’s oldest and largest animal welfare organization (and the best in my opinion, but I may be a little biased).  Watching the love and devotion that my coworkers selflessly put forth on a daily basis makes me very proud to call the Society my home. On that note, let’s go over some Cupcake Day math:

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Every $25 raised provides food, water and care for a cat for a day. The average stay for a kitty here at The Anti-Cruelty Society is about 30 days; it costs a lot to feed all of these hungry mouths!

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Every $50 raised helps vaccinate a shelter dog. Dogs leave here with all of their age appropriate vaccines including: Rabies, Distemper, Bordetella and a dewormer.

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Every $100 raised will allow the Society to neuter one male kitty, did you know our veterinarians spayed/neutered over 8,000 pets in 2015!?

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Every $225 raised will assist in a spay surgery for a female dog, that’s a lot of Cupcake sales, better get baking!

So have fun baking and remember any donation helps us fulfill our mission of building a community of caring by helping pets and educating people.

The Animals: Long Term Residents

Here at The Anti-Cruelty Society we believe that every healthy animal deserves a good home – which is why we don’t discriminate based on breeds, age or length of stay. What that also means is that there are no time limits for the animals in our care.

Some cats and dogs may be adopted in a matter of days or weeks – while others are with us for several months. For this week’s animal feature – we wanted to show off the 10 cats and dogs who have been with us the longest.

Introducing our current Long Term Residents!

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We Love Cupcakes!

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We received a special little note from one of our on-site pups – she demanded we share it with you:

Hi – my name is Dauphine – and I wanted to tell you about my puppy-love for cupcakes!

You see, everyone around here has been talking about this big event, Cupcake Day, for weeks! Cupcake this, cupcake that, we can barely stand all the treat talk around here! All they gave me was a cupcake look-a-like – I want the real deal!

Despite the sad cupcake stand-in toy, I’m super excited to know that people from all around the city will be baking this weekend to sell cupcakes to help pups like me. My siblings and I were brought up to The Anti-Cruelty Society from Knoxville, Tennessee when we were only a few weeks old – and boy are we glad we came! If we had stayed in Appalachia I don’t know if we would have made it, and now, we’re one step away from our forever homes!

So from me and all my brothers and sisters – thank you. Thank you for reading our Cupcake Day blog, thank you for baking this weekend, thank you for selling on Monday and thank you for supporting shelters like The Anti-Cruelty Society. You’re, quite literally, a lifesaver for dogs like us!

Thank you and happy baking!

Love,

Dauphine and friends.