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PAWS Chicago Announces $15 Microchip Special for Chicago Residents

Posted on: Mar 26th, 2015

Each year, more than 12,000 animals come into Chicago Animal Care & Control (the city pound) without owner identification. To help…


New Chicago Stray Animal Ordinance Saves Lives

Posted on: Mar 10th, 2015

  In November 2014, the Chicago City Council approved an ordinance to improve the survival rate of stray animals in Chicago. …

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Keeping Pets Safe in Freezing Weather

Posted on: Jan 5th, 2015

As temperatures start to plunge, pet owners should take extra precautions to keep their animals healthy and safe.


Shop Amazon Smile and Help Homeless Pets!

Posted on: Nov 24th, 2014

Help homeless pets this holiday season with just a click of a button!


Managing Behavior Challenges in the No Kill Model

Posted on: Jul 2nd, 2014

PAWS Chicago continues to develop its No Kill Model as a guide for shelters and communities, showing that No Kill can be successfully scaled to care for large number of animals, while every pet is given the individualized care needed for quality of life.


TEAM PAWS’ Drew Thomson Raises $8,027 for PAWS Chicago as Transamerica’s ‘Tomorrow Chaser’

Posted on: Jul 1st, 2014

On July 20, Drew Thomson will compete in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half Marathon to raise money for PAWS Chicago as Transamerica’s ‘Tomorrow Chaser.’

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