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PAWS Wins Two Categories in the Chicago Reader's Best of Chicago 2023 Poll!

Feb 22, 2024

PAWS Chicago Wins

We are honored to announce PAWS Chicago has won “Best Pet Adoption or Animal Shelter” in the Chicago Reader’s Best of Chicago 2023 poll! We are also proud to have been voted “Best Place To Work.”

With more than 371,000 votes tallied, this recognition highlights PAWS Chicago’s hard work and will enable us to continue our lifesaving mission. Last year, PAWS facilitated 4,561 adoptions and surpassed 82,000 since our founding in 1997. We were the largest transfer partner of Chicago Animal Care and Control, accounting for 38 percent of all cats and dogs transferred from the city pound. PAWS also performed 16,587 low- and no-cost spay and neuter surgeries.

Our work would not be possible without your support as we come together to save the lives of homeless pets. We are grateful for the support of our wonderful community. Thank you, PAWS Community!

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