Community engagement is at the core of everything we do. People are the cause of the problem—but they are also the solution.
Engaging the public in the cause of homeless animals and providing them with the information to make lifesaving choices, like adoption and spay/neuter, is what has brought about such transformation in our 20 years. When people find out what pets are facing in a community’s sheltering system, they respond. They are mobilized to donate, to volunteer, to adopt and to spread the word.
It’s through that mobilization that we will achieve a No Kill community.
From Our Founding Day
Read Our History to see how PAWS Chicago was founded with an adoption event to raise awareness about the killing of homeless pets. From that single event, an entire movement came to life in Chicago—all because people will rally to help when they know there is a problem.
Read about our Community Engagement Results to learn more about how we continue to reach people. Raising awareness, engaging volunteers, reaching deeper into under-resourced communities with proactive outreach and humane education all contribute to inspiring conscious action.