Munchbird Sponsors Anti Cruelty Society, Largest Animal Shelter in Chicago

Munchbird Proudly Sponsors Anti-Cruelty's 30th Annual BARK Fundraiser to Celebrate 125 Years of Caring for Chicago's Animals   

CHICAGO, 4.15.2024 - Munchbird, a Chicago-based, woman-owned dog treat brand, is thrilled to announce its sponsorship of Anti-Cruelty’s 30th Annual BARK, Chicago's oldest dog-friendly, outdoor fundraiser. This event, dedicated to raising funds for Anti-Cruelty's mission, promises a day filled with joy, compassion, and celebration of our beloved four-legged friends.

Founded by a passionate dog lover and entrepreneur, Munchbird has quickly become a local favorite among pet owners in Chicago. Known for its gourmet, all-natural pet treats crafted with love and care, Munchbird is more than just a pet treat company—it's a community of animal lovers committed to making a difference.

"We're proud to be a woman-owned business in Chicago, making a positive impact in the lives of pets and their owners," said Kai Lu, Founder and CEO of Munchbird. "Our partnership with Anti-Cruelty for BARK reflects our shared values and commitment to creating a humane Chicago where pets and people thrive together."

As part of Anti-Cruelty's 125-year legacy of caring, BARK aims to raise $250,000 to shelter, feed, and care for over 20,000 animals this year. This landmark event will bring together more than 1,200 dog lovers, their furry companions, and advocates for animal welfare.

Participants of BARK form teams and rally support in the months leading up to the event, culminating in a festive gathering at Soldier Field. The day kicks off with a scenic 2-mile walk along Chicago’s beautiful lakefront, followed by the ultimate Pup Party featuring food, beverages, live music, family activities, and dog-friendly demonstrations.

Whether you’re an Anti-Cruelty adopter, foster family, or simply someone who cares deeply about animal welfare, BARK welcomes you to join in celebrating this milestone and making a difference in the lives of animals in need.

Event Details:

Date: June 8th, 2024
Location: Soldier Field, Chicago
9:00 AM - Registration Opens
10:00 AM - 2-Mile Walk Begins
11:30 AM - Pup Party & Festivities
For more information and to register for Anti-Cruelty’s 30th Annual BARK, visit

About Munchbird:
Munchbird is a Chicago-based, woman-owned dog treat brand founded with a passion for pets and a commitment to quality. Offering gourmet, all-natural pet treats crafted with love and care, Munchbird has quickly become a beloved brand among pet owners in Chicago. Beyond creating delicious treats, Munchbird is dedicated to supporting animal welfare through partnerships with local shelters and rescue organizations, striving to make a positive impact in the lives of pets and their owners.

About Anti-Cruelty:
Founded in 1899, Anti-Cruelty is Chicago’s oldest and largest, private, open-admission, unlimited stay animal welfare organization. With a mission of building a healthy and happy community where pets and people thrive together, its comprehensive programs and services help over 20,000 animals and humans every year through adoption, charity veterinary clinic, low or no-cost spay/neuter clinic, cruelty investigations and rescue, humane education & community outreach, a free behavior helpline, Pop-up Pet Food Pantry program, S.A.F.E. program (short-term accommodations for emergencies), the Bruckner Rehabilitation & Treatment Center, the Virginia Butts Berger Cat Clinic and the Dog Rehabilitation Center. For more information, visit

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Join Munchbird and Anti-Cruelty in walking for a humane Chicago and making a difference in the lives of animals. Let’s come together to celebrate BARK’s 30th birthday and create a brighter future for all! 


Munchbird Chicago Office:
230 E Ohio Street, Suite 410
Chicago IL 60611

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