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Apr 04, 2023

Dog Breed Insurance Legislation

An effort is underway to prevent insurance refusal based on dog breeds

Apr 04, 2023

Closing Puppy Mill Loopholes

Legislation needed to stop pet store owners from using dogs from pet breeders.

Feb 23, 2022

HB 1711 Makes History

Update: February 23, 2022

Today is a momentous day for pets in Illinois – the Humane Pet Store Bill is officially in effect! Illinois has become the…

Jun 10, 2021

10 Cats Rescued from Hoarding

On the hazy morning of May 25, we welcomed 10 cats rescued from a hoarding house to PAWS Chicago. Chicago Animal Care and Control asked for our help…

Apr 21, 2021

Chicago Continues the Fight to End Puppy Mills

Update: April 21, 2021

At long last, Chicago has closed the puppy mill loophole! Ordinance 2827 has PASSED the Chicago City Council and will go into…

Mar 17, 2021

Urgent Support Needed: Protection for Animals in Animal Cruelty Cases

An effort is on to strengthen protection for animals in animal cruelty cases in the Illinois Senate during the 102 General Assembly this spring.…

Aug 23, 2016

PAWS rescues pets from Louisiana

A PAWS team is travelling to Louisiana to rescue homeless animals impacted by recent floods.

Jul 06, 2016

Foster First, Lasting Love

Foster-to-adopt program gives sick dogs at the city pound a second chance

Jun 10, 2016

Help the Dogs of Yulin

Every year, on the summer solstice, thousands of dogs are rounded up to be eaten in Yulin, China, as part of a Dog Meat Festival.

Feb 11, 2016

PAWS Chicago by the Numbers

The past year was record-breaking for homeless animals in our community