CHICAGO, Ill. -- Markoff Law is a law firm with a first-class reputation founded on quality services and results. During the holiday season, the Markoff Law team decided to show its support for the Anti-Cruelty Society located in Chicago. 


Founded in 1899, The Anti-Cruelty Society is a comprehensive animal welfare organization whose mission is to build a community of caring by helping pets and educating people through adoption and clinic programs. 

“Each year around the holidays, Markoff Law contributes to organizations near and dear to the hearts of our team members,” says Markoff Law partner Steven Markoff. “This year, one of those organizations we decided to support was the Anti-Cruelty Society. Many of us at the firm have pets that come from shelters or rescue centers and this donation is a small way to give back to the community of volunteers and professionals that ensure that every pet in every shelter is taken care of before finding their forever home.” 

The Anti-Cruelty Society

From what started as four compassionate women from Chicago meeting on January 19, 1899 to discuss Chicago’s forgotten animal population, The Anti-Cruelty Society has emerged as a society of devoted and caring people helping animals. In 1904, The Anti-Cruelty Society opened the doors of its first small animal shelter. The shelter provided refuge and adoption services for Chicago’s unhoused domestic animal population.



After 124 years in service to the pet community across the country, the Anti-Cruelty Society now has programs from pet adoptions to low-cost spay and neuter services to humane education, cruelty investigations and rescue. The Anti-Cruelty Society works to raise awareness about the needs of animals. They provide rehabilitation and treatment, as well as classes and programs from pet loss to pet first aid, not to mention a free behavior helpline to provide access to information about pet care. As a community of caring, The Anti-Cruelty Society promotes responsible pet ownership and works together with the communities they service to help animals find “peace, comfort, and happiness.”

A Culture for Change

Markoff Law is a well-respected creditors’ rights law firm with offices across the Midwest. Our team is made up of dedicated attorneys and professionals who commit to setting and achieving the highest standards of excellence. This dedication extends beyond the office and our clients, as members of our team focus on providing the same level of attention and service in our communities. 

Donate This Winter

Every gift, every volunteer and foster, and every open heart makes a difference. The Anti-Cruelty Society has many ways to give back to animals across the country. With ways to give through events, naming tributes, events, and partnerships, combined with volunteer and foster opportunities, the Anti-Cruelty Society has over 100 individual ways to give back. 

About The Anti-Cruelty Society

The Anti-Cruelty Society has been on the forefront of animal welfare and humane education since it was founded in 1899. As one of Chicago’s oldest animal welfare organizations, our history is as large as our hearts. What started with just a single meeting would grow to be an entire community selflessly committed to helping pets and educating people.

About Markoff Law

Markoff Law LLC is a forward-thinking firm with a history of experience and success representing creditors throughout the Midwest. Established on April 1, 1980, our focus is the practice of creditors’ rights, debt collection, and enforcement of judgments. Through the decades, Markoff Law has earned and maintained a reputation for excellence, honesty, and integrity. Our thought leadership and adherence to industry best practices have established us as a leader within the accounts receivable management industry. We firmly commit to setting and achieving the highest standards of excellence.

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