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PAWS Chicago News Archive

PAWS Chicago News Archive

Jun 10, 2021

Little London in Chicago

If you Google “how much should a four-week-old kitten weigh?,” you’ll learn that, on average, they should weigh about a pound. At this stage, their…

May 24, 2021

Celebrating National Rescue Dog Day on Windy City Live

In honor of National Rescue Dog Day, Joan Harris, Director of Canine Training & Behavior, joined the Windy City Live crew with a few adoptable…

May 14, 2021

From Streets to Sofas

Way back in 2019, in what seems like a completely different world, we met Chloe. Her finder and local community cat caretaker, Denise Thomas, had…

May 11, 2021

The Dog at Dollar General

There’s something special about Mirage’s complete and utter happiness. Everyone is her new best friend, and every walk is a grand adventure. She was…

May 11, 2021

Rescuing Gretchen and Her Kittens

Gretchen and her six kittens, Guy, Gusto, Guthrie, Gypsum, Gretel, and Grenadine, are all tiny toes and adorable meows. Now that they’re settled into…

May 11, 2021

From Fostering to Family Member

Max’s fostering adventure began like they typically do: with an injury or illness, a safe space to rest, and some Merrick pet food to make sure he…

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…

Apr 13, 2021

Gordy’s Great Adventure

On the city’s first warm March day, PAWS Chicago received a call from Chicago Animal Care and Control asking for our help to rescue Gordy, a…

Apr 13, 2021


We are thrilled to announce PAWS Chicago has won “Best Pet Adoption/Shelter” and “Best Animal Rescue Organization” in the Chicago Reader’s Best of…

Apr 13, 2021

Fostering PAWS’ tiniest paws

Happy spring! New life is being breathed into bare tree branches and mama cats and dogs have started giving birth to their litters. Thanks to our team…