News Item | PAWS Chicago

One Hero in Search of Another...

Mar 21, 2019

Thanks to supporters like you, we offer homeless pets a second chance at life. But sometimes, a second chance just isn’t enough. 

Hero is a handsome 6-year-old Shepherd mix we first rescued as a puppy in 2013. When his first adopter suffered a stroke and could no longer care for Hero, we welcomed him back at PAWS. Because once you’re a PAWS animal, you’re always a PAWS animal. 

No matter the misfortune and no matter how long it takes, our commitment to the No Kill Mission is an ironclad guarantee and we are incredibly proud of our 98.12% save rate. Check out the links below to learn more about what that means for our animals at each stage of their journey. 

And our Hero is still looking for a hero to adopt him, so don’t miss this video of his tail-wagging joy in action with one of our trainers, Sharon Cierniak. Enjoy!

Paula Fasseas

Founder and Chair


A Pet’s Journey Through PAWS

More than 75% of animals rescued by PAWS Chicago require more than the standard care protocol. That’s thousands of animals who need specialized treatment and training.

Follow a pet’s journey through PAWS to see how your support translates into our ability to deliver the best care to every animal.

Upcoming Adoption Events

Join PAWS Chicago and Equinox on April 13th for a guided run with refreshments and adoptable dogs waiting for you when you finish!

And be sure to mark May 19th on your calendar for our 21st Annual Angels with Tails Gold Coast adoption event!

PAWS 5K – Early Bird Registration ends March 31!

Don’t forget early bird pricing for the PAWS 5K Walk or Run For Their Lives ends Sunday, March 31! Sign up today for the lowest prices of the season and create your own fundraising page to begin raising funds for PAWS!