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Get A Custom Portrait Of Your Pet When You Donate $25 Or More To The Anti-Cruelty Society

The fundraiser will run through Sunday, giving pet owners an opportunity to donate and receive a unique keepsake.

An orange cat portrait for the Pet Portraits Anti-Cruelty Society Fundraiser.
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CHICAGO — Animal lovers can get custom-drawn portraits of their pets when they donate $25 or more to the Anti-Cruelty Society.

People can donate on the animal rescue group’s website. A confirmation email will be sent, asking for a photo of the pet for the portrait. The photo will then be randomly assigned to one of the fundraiser’s volunteer artists, according to an Anti-Cruelty Society news release.

A digital file will be sent to the donor and a physical copy will be mailed. Artists range in skill level from beginners to expert and in age from 7 to 75. 

The fundraiser runs until Sunday. Questions can be emailed to

This is the second year the Anti-Cruelty Society has run the fundraiser. It was started to replace in-person fundraisers made impossible by the coronavirus pandemic last year. More than 150 volunteers created over 1,000 pet portraits while raising over $35,000 during the first run. 

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