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Vote for PAWS Chicago!
Vote for PAWS as "Best pet adoption or animal shelter" and "Best Charity" in the Chicago Reader's Best of Chicago 2022 poll! This recognition highlights PAWS Chicago’s hard work and will enable us to continue making strides in our No Kill mission. Our work would not be possible without your support as we come together to save the lives of homeless pets.
WHY ARE THEY DYING?
Too Many Born, Too Few Adopted
With so many pets born, too many are coming into shelters and too few are adopted. Become a foster parent and offer a homeless pet refuge until they find their adoptive family.
The No Kill Model - Solutions to End the Killing
The No Kill Model
Dig deeper into the Pillars of No Kill - Targeted Spay/Neuter, Adoptions, Animal Health & Well-Being, and Volunteers - and the foundation of Community Engagement in our No Kill section.
Targeted spay/neuter programs serving at-risk and under-resourced communities dramatically reduces the number of unwanted animals born and ultimately killed in shelters.
Proactive & Innovative Adoption
Saving more lives is about extending the visibility of homeless animals into communities where people live, work and play, encouraging people to think adoption first, and maybe fall in love.
Animal Health & Behavior
The goal is for each pet to not only survive but thrive! Through state-of-the-art Shelter Medicine and comprehensive Animal Behavior programs, we treat and rehabilitate both body and spirit.
Volunteers are the life-force of PAWS Chicago, touching every aspect of operations and providing the highest quality of care for our pets. Join our army and help us save more live!
The foundation of everything we do - since our first adoption event in 1998 - is engaging the community in the cause of homeless pets. People cause the problem. People solve the problem!