Charity Navigator Awards PAWS Chicago with Coveted 4-star Rating

We are happy to announce that for the 12th consecutive year, Charity Navigator has awarded PAWS Chicago with a 4-star rating.

This is an exceptional designation for PAWS Chicago, as less than 1% of charities evaluated by Charity Navigator have ever received a 4-star rating 12 years in a row, indicating that PAWS Chicago outperforms most other charities in America. Charity Navigator is the country’s premier independent charity evaluator, ranking charities based on their efficient use of donor funds.

PAWS Chicago would not be able to accomplish such milestones without the community’s support. Learn more about Charity Navigator and PAWS Chicago’s 4-star rating!

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Special thanks to Sabrina Nizzi for dog and cat videography.

Additional thanks to Sebastian Sparenga Photography, Caitlin Lisa, Heather Haseley, Dan Kasberger, Jennifer Girard, Malia Rae Photography, Richard Chen, Oscar Mendez, and Von Buzard for event and animal photography used on this Web site.

PAWS Chicago, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, has been awarded a Four-Star rating from Charity Navigator, the country's premier independent charity evaluator. Contributions to PAWS Chicago are tax deductible to the extent provided by law. PAWS Chicago is only able to help homeless animals because of your donations. We receive no city, state or federal funding.

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