The Medical Center expansion will build-out and remodel 20,000 square feet of existing unfinished and unconditioned space into a medical grade facility. Enabling PAWS to take in, treat and sterilize more pets.
News & Features
Volunteer Appreciation Week!
We love our PAWS Chicago Volunteers! They are the heart and soul of our organization and truly embody the PAWS mission and goals. Click here to learn more about PAWS Volunteers.
Join us on Sunday, June 3, 2018 at Montrose Harbor for Chicago's LARGEST dog-friendly charity walk, benefiting PAWS Chicago! Click here to learn more.
2017 by the Numbers
Many, many thanks to our dedicated community of supporters. Each year, we further our mission to build and sustain No Kill communities – starting with a No Kill Chicago. Click here to see PAWS Chicago’s Lifesaving Results.
Helping Community Cats
With community help, PAWS Chicago is working to save and protect feral cat colonies during Chicago’s cold winters! Check out our life saving efforts, here.
WHY ARE THEY DYING?
Too Many Born, Too Few Adopted
With so many pets born, too many are coming into shelters and too few are adopted. Thousands of pets in shelters are waiting for a home.
The No Kill Model - Solutions to End the Killing
The No Kill Model
Dig deeper into the Pillars of No Kill - Targeted Spay/Neuter, Adoptions, Animal Health & Well-Being, and Volunteers - and the foundation of Community Engagement in our No Kill section.
Targeted spay/neuter programs serving at-risk and under-resourced communities dramatically reduces the number of unwanted animals born and ultimately killed in shelters.
Proactive & Innovative Adoption
Saving more lives is about extending the visibility of homeless animals into communities where people live, work and play, encouraging people to think adoption first, and maybe fall in love.
Animal Health & Behavior
The goal is for each pet to not only survive but thrive! Through state-of-the-art Shelter Medicine and comprehensive Animal Behavior programs, we treat and rehabilitate both body and spirit.
Volunteers are the life-force of PAWS Chicago, touching every aspect of operations and providing the highest quality of care for our pets. Join our army and help us save more live!
The foundation of everything we do - since our first adoption event in 1998 - is engaging the community in the cause of homeless pets. People cause the problem. People solve the problem!