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PAWS Will Let You Adopt Dogs, Cats For Free At Weekend-Long Event

All dogs who are 7 months or older and cats 1 year or older will have their adoption fees waived.

PAWS Chicago will waive adoption fees for adult dogs and cats this weekend.
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CHICAGO — PAWS Chicago, the city’s largest no-kill animal shelter, is waiving adoption fees for all adult dogs and cats this weekend.

People looking for a new family member can head to the shelter’s Lincoln Park and suburban Highland Park adoption centers to meet dogs and cats and start the process for bringing them home. Dogs who are 7 months or older and cats 1 year or older will have their adoption fees waived.

“Many adult dogs and cats are often overlooked for their younger puppy and kitten counterparts, causing them to stay in the shelter much longer,” PAWS said.

But adult pets have multiple benefits: They are already house-trained, might be calmer since they’re older, may be more tolerant of children and can still live long lives, according to PAWS.

The event is 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday at the Lincoln Park Adoption Center, 1997 N. Clybourn Ave., and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at the North Shore Adoption Center, 1616 Deerfield Road in suburban Highland Park.

All of the animals up for adoption can be viewed online.