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EVERY LIFE COUNTS

Once safe at PAWS Chicago, every pet is treated as an individual and guaranteed life, no matter where they come from and what they need.

NUMBERS = LIVES

Since our founding we have made progress

But there is more work to do.

From
42,571
Animals killed in Chicago
1997
To
9,817
Animals killed in Chicago
2014

WHY ARE THEY DYING?
Too Many Born, Too Few Adopted

One Female Cat

and her offspring can produce more than

420,000 kittens

over a seven year span!

One Female Dog

and her offspring can produce over

96,000 puppies

in seven years!

FAMILIES NEEDED

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.

Meet Homeless Pets

Be Part of the Solution

Join PAWS Chicago in its work to help homeless pets. There are endless ways for you to give back. Find one that's right for you and get involved today.