News Item | PAWS Chicago

PAWS For Life Continues Work in Communities with Measures to Protect Clients

Mar 18, 2020

Our door-to-door outreach program, PAWS for Life, typically on the ground six days a week in Chicago's most underserved neighborhoods, has postponed all community outreach home visits at this time. We continue to provide a reduced number of spay/neuter surgeries, due to reduced medical staffing, as well as social distancing safety protocols that limit the number of patrons in our building at one time. The next scheduled PAWS For Life surgery day at our Lurie Clinic is Friday, March 28.

We continue to pick animals up from patron homes for scheduled medical procedures performed at our medical center. For the health and safety of all, pets must now be brought outside to the PAWS team at the time of pick up.

Our Community Cats program continues to trap feral cats, though at a reduced rate. The animals receive essential spay/neuter surgeries that limit the homeless cat population in our most underserved communities.


Pet Food Pantry Closed Saturday, March 21

The PAWS Chicago Pet Food Pantry will not be open this Saturday, March 21, due to social distancing protocols, while a limitation on in kind donations has reduced inventory available for distribution at this time.

In limited cases we are able to deliver food to a small number of pet owners who would otherwise be faced with relinquishing their family pet without our support. 

We are committed to safely re-opening the Pet Food Pantry as soon as possible.