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Chicago and Cook County Take a Stand Against Puppy Mills

Posted on: Feb 13th, 2014

Chicago and Cook County Pass Puppy Mill Bans

PAWS Chicago LogoPAWS Chicago is the city's largest No Kill humane organization, focused on solutions to end the killing of homeless pets. Since our founding in 1997, homeless dogs and cats killed annually in the City of Chicago has dropped more than 50 percent. PAWS Chicago is working to build a No Kill Chicago -- a city where pets are no longer destroyed just because they are homeless.  Read More >

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Pippen Fasseas Adoption Center
1997 N. Clybourn Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614 - Map it
773-935-7297 (PAWS)

Sat & Sun: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Mon - Fri: 12 noon - 7 p.m.

Lurie Spay/Neuter Clinic
3516 W. 26th St.
Chicago, IL 60623 - Map it
773-521-7729 (SPAY)

Sun: 6:45 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Tue, Wed, Thu: 6:45 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Dog of the Week - Twixter

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Twixter is an affectionate, athletic, well-trained guy in search of his forever home! He is sure to provide years of laughter and unconditional love to this new family.

Cat of the Week - Sande Coafax


Laid-back with a playful side, Sande Cofax enjoys wresting with his Kickeroo toy, batting catnip toys around, and chasing after the laser pointer. He loves his human companions and would do well in a home with another cat or two that he can play with. Won’t you come say “hello” to him today?

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Lora Martyn

Volunteers of the Month - Posted: Mar 31st, 2014

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Lexi (PAWS Name Alesha)

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PAWS Chicago Magazine   View all


PAWS Chicago Magazine - Posted: Jan 3rd, 2014

Gold Standard for No Kill: Transforming Animal Welfare

By Alexis Fasseas

For more than a century, homeless pets were killed on a massive scale behind closed doors in animal shelters. The No Kill movement has brought light to this tragic epidemic, prompting people around the country to get involved, save lives and change the status quo.

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