ENGLEWOOD — South Side pet owners now have a new place to get help for their furry friends thanks to PAWS Chicago, which is opening its new outreach center Thursday in Englewood.
The center, located inside St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church at 910 W. 65th St., will offer a number of services for area pets, including veterinary exams and medical care; a pet food pantry; trap, neuter, release workshops; feral cat shelter builds and vaccine clinics. There will also be a mobile spay-and-neuter program that allows the organization to perform services on site.
The move is part of the no-kill shelter’s commitment to reduce the number of stray pets. Last year, PAWS Chicago found homes for 5,591 dogs and cats through its Lincoln Park and Highland Park Adoption Centers and performed 16,750 spay and neuter surgeries at its Lurie Clinic and on its GusMobile spay/neuter van.
PAWS Chicago founder Paula Fasseas will be on hand for Thursday’s grand opening event, where she’ll be joined by Laurie Maxwell, director of community outreach; Jesse Navatta, the community outreach veterinarian; and St. Stephen’s Pastor Henry Raven.
The event kicks off at 10:30 a.m. Thursday with a ribbon-cutting and reception to follow.
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