News Item | PAWS Chicago

The best kept secret in saving homeless animals…

Feb 22, 2019

We love sharing the stories and pictures of animals who were rescued, healed, and adopted into loving homes because of supporters like you. But rescue and adoption is only half of the work we do at PAWS Chicago.

February is Spay/Neuter Awareness month, so we want to share a reminder on the importance of our prevention work. Just one female cat and her offspring could potentially produce over 420,000 kittens in just seven years!

Yes, you read that correctly. Exponential breeding is why we are dedicated to providing free and low-cost spay/neuter programs to Chicagoans. PAWS Chicago spayed/neutered 16,750 animals just in 2018. Prevention is critical to building No Kill communities and offering life to homeless pets by reducing the number of unwanted pets.

Check out the links below to learn more about our prevention efforts this Spay/Neuter Awareness Month. Don't miss this video, with one of our spay/neuter clients talking about the difference PAWS programs have made for him, his dog Blue and his community of Englewood.

Paula Fasseas

Founder and Chair

Spay and Neuter by the Numbers

A puppy or kitten can have their first litter by the tender young age of 6 months. Without spaying or neutering dogs and cats, it’s easy to see how so many end up in shelters–or worse. Learn more about the exponential issue in saving pets.

Spay and Neuter stories from Chicago

7 stray pets were recently rescued by a community member in Englewood. They turned to PAWS Chicago for free surgeries and care for the pets. Read their story here.

PAWS 5K – Registration

Mark June 2nd for the PAWS 5K, where you can Walk or Run to save lives! Don’t miss Chicago’s largest dog-friendly event of the year! You can create your own fundraising page to raise pledges for PAWS. Get your discounted Early Bird ticket by registering now!

Animal Magnetism – Less Than One Month Away!

March 8 is PAWS Professional Board’s Animal Magnetism fundraiser at Morgan Manufacturing in the West Loop and tickets are going fast! You and your pup will have the time of your lives at this fun evening of cocktails, dinner and dancing. Purchase Your Tickets Today!

Tribute & Memorial

Memorialize your beloved family, friends or pets who have passed, or honor special occasions by making a Tribute or Memorial gift. Learn more.