The Anti-Cruelty Society unveils brand new facility - New York News

The Anti-Cruelty Society unveils brand new facility after $3.6M renovation

Posted: Updated:
CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

The Anti-Cruelty Society, a Chicago animal welfare organization founded 114 years ago, unveiled state-of-the-art $3.6 million renovations to its headquarters on Monday.

The group had some growing pains recently, so the organization started a campaign to raise capital last year. The money came in on time and on budget, according to the society's board of directors and manager.

The Anti-Cruelty Society's facility is located at the corner of Wells and Grand. Their space was a bit cramped in the old basement. But thanks to the donated funds, they now have double the space at 7,500 square feet! Dr. Robyn Barbiers said the private entity relies on the generous public to continue operations.

"We're really excited. We moved in officially last week," Barbiers said. "We're just thrilled to be in this new space. It's so much larger and so efficient. We're very excited to show it off."

Barbiers also said the Anti-Cruelty Society now has four large exam rooms, an extended surgical suite and space for up to six surgical tables in that suite. If you'd like to visit the facility, you can take a look at these vets in action through the glass from the observation area.

The Anti-Cruelty Society serves around 10,000 animals annually. For more information, check out The Anti-Cruelty Society's website.

Follow Us!

Share Your Photos & Video

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Mosquito-borne virus sickens 20 in NJ

    West Nile found in New Jersey mosquitoes

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 1:09 PM EDT2014-07-29 17:09:31 GMT
    Twenty New Jersey residents have tested positive for a mosquito-borne virus that has spread through the Caribbean. The state Health Department says the residents who came down with chikungunya had returned to New Jersey from the Caribbean. Chikungunya causes a high fever and severe pain in the joints. It is rarely fatal.
    Twenty New Jersey residents have tested positive for a mosquito-borne virus that has spread through the Caribbean. The state Health Department says the residents who came down with chikungunya had returned to New Jersey from the Caribbean. Chikungunya causes a high fever and severe pain in the joints. It is rarely fatal.
  • 2 U.S. marshals, 1 NYPD detective wounded; fugitive killed in Manhattan

    2 U.S. marshals, 1 NYPD detective wounded; fugitive killed in Manhattan

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:37 PM EDT2014-07-29 16:37:19 GMT
    One of the two deputy U.S. marshals shot in the West Village was released from the hospital on Tuesday. The marshals and an NYPD detective were seriously wounded in a shootout with fugitive sexual assault suspect Charles Richard Mozdir, officials said. The shootout happened in a smoke shop called Smoking Culture on West 4th Street near Jones Street. Mozdir was killed.
    One of the two deputy U.S. marshals shot in the West Village was released from the hospital on Tuesday. The marshals and an NYPD detective were seriously wounded in a shootout with fugitive sexual assault suspect Charles Richard Mozdir, officials said. The shootout happened in a smoke shop called Smoking Culture on West 4th Street near Jones Street. Mozdir was killed.
  • 4 injured in Brooklyn building fire

    4 injured in Brooklyn building fire

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:33 PM EDT2014-07-29 16:33:06 GMT
    Four people were injured in a fire in an apartment building on Loring Ave. in East New York, Brooklyn.The flames broke out at about 11:13 a.m. on Tuesday in the six-story building. The injured were taken to a local hospital. Three of the victims were reportedly children. The extent of their injuries is unclear.
    Four people were injured in a fire in an apartment building on Loring Ave. in East New York, Brooklyn.The flames broke out at about 11:13 a.m. on Tuesday in the six-story building. The injured were taken to a local hospital. Three of the victims were reportedly children. The extent of their injuries is unclear.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices