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PAWS Has An Adopt-A-Thon This Weekend: Meet 10 Of The Animals Who Will Be There

The Adopt-a-Thon is important because homeless animals face a higher risk of being euthanized during the holiday season, according to the shelter.

(Clockwise from top left) Kimball, Wyatt, Art and Orion will be among the pets up for adoption at PAWS' Adopt-a-Thon on Friday and Saturday.
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CHICAGO — PAWS Chicago, the city’s largest no-kill animal shelter, is hosting an adoption event this weekend.

The shelter will extend hours at its Lincoln Park Adoption Center for its Holiday Adopt-a-Thon on Friday and Saturday, according to PAWS.

PAWS’ goal is to find permanent homes for more than 100 dogs, cats, puppies and kittens in need.

The Holiday Adopt-a-Thon is particularly important because some shelters and animal control facilities are short-staffed during the holiday season, meaning animals have a higher risk of being euthanized, according to PAWS.

The Adopt-a-Thon runs 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Lincoln Park Adoption Center, 1997 N. Clybourn Ave.

Information about PAWS’ adoption requirements is available online.

Here are some of the animals who will be up for adoption:

Whitley and Wyatt

Whitley (left) and Wyatt (right) are 2-month-old littermates. They can be timid, according to PAWS, but they “quickly come out of their shells to cuddle and play.”


Dorothy, a beagle mix, is 7 months old. This pup is “incredibly loving and affectionate” and will wear Santa hats if it means getting a treat, according to PAWS.


Kimball is an American blue heeler mix who is 2 months old. Kimball is smart, according to PAWS, and he likes to play with his littermates.


Art likes long walks, naps and meeting other animals, according to PAWS.


A 3-year-old tabby, Uma was rescued after Hurricane Michael. She plays with mice toys and likes to nap, according to PAWS.


Orion, 6, likes to “meow” to greet people and to ask for snacks, according to PAWS.


Edna is 13 but “still has a lot of pep in her step,” according to PAWS. A lap cat, Edna likes to nap but also plays with her toys.


Jet, 8, is a poodle mix who loves people, playing with toys and going on long walks, according to PAWS. 

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