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April Newsletter: How to Make Time Matter

Apr 10, 2019

PAWS volunteer, Chris, with a client during a Back of the Yards event providing free veterinary services.

Time saves lives. When fragile kittens are at their most vulnerable, time gives them a chance to grow. When injured dogs are weak from surgery, time helps them to heal. Time’s a precious resource for homeless animals and we can’t make any more of it. But you can - by volunteering with our sick and injured pets.

Every hour counts. Every walk, every meal, every nurturing touch, every moment you invest in a homeless pet makes a lifesaving difference.

Last year people like you donated an incredible 143,783 hours. (That’s 16 years!) But the most important volunteer hour is always the next one – the one you give. Because that’s one for an animal who will otherwise go without.

To learn more about donating your time, check out the links below to see how easy it is to start volunteering. 

Thank you,

Your friends at PAWS Chicago


PAWS Celebrates Volunteer Appreciation Week

As we celebrate Volunteer Appreciation Week (4/7-4/13), hear from a few of our volunteers about how they play an integral role in our lifesaving work. Cheers to our amazing volunteers!

Current Volunteer Needs

PAWS currently needs more Early Risers to help out in the mornings. If you have time to spare in the a.m., please reach out to to get started!

Upcoming Adoption Events

• Our annual Spring Adopt-A-Thon will take place on 4/27 and 4/28! PAWS Chicago will extend its hours to help homeless pets find a home this spring.

• Mark May 19th on your calendar. It’s our 22nd Annual Angels with Tails Gold Coast adoption event!

PAWS 5K – Registration

Don’t forget June 2nd is the PAWS 5K. Walk or run to save lives in Chicago’s largest dog-friendly event of the year! Create your own fundraising page to begin raising funds for PAWS. Register here!

Annual Desktop Calendar

Honor or memorialize your pet! Feature them in the 2020 PAWS Chicago Desktop Calendar! Purchase your page today to help save the lives of homeless pets.


Help us turn $10 into $50,000

Turn $10 into $50,000. (And help save the lives of even more homeless dogs and cats.) We’re participating in the Fund The Shelters Challenge. There’s $50,000 on the line - and we need your help to claim it! Here’s how.