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PAWS Chicago Takes In Dogs, Cats From Louisiana Amid Hurricane Ida Devastation

PAWS Chicago worked with eight Louisiana shelters to bring in 23 cats and 15 dogs, freeing up space for pets displaced by the storm. Soon, some will be up for adoption.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

PAWS Collecting Pet Supplies To Help Animals Affected By Hurricane Ida

The shelter is accepting donations Tuesday. People can also help by fostering and adopting animals in need.

Citywide

Chicago Shelters Are Full Again — And Struggling To Save Pets’ Lives: ‘We’re Not Going To Sugarcoat It. Things Aren’t Good’

In April 2020, every animal was adopted from Chicago animal control for the first time. Now, shelters and rescue groups are struggling as they're "inundated" with animals in need.

Citywide

Got A Gorgeous Pup Or Kitten? PAWS Is Hosting A Photo Contest — And The Winner Will Appear In Its Calendar

The animal shelter is asking Chicagoans to submit photos of their furry friends for the Vanity Fur contest.

Citywide

Take Home A Pup In Need At PAWS’ ‘Underdog To Wonderdog’ Event This Weekend

PAWS is waiving adoption fees for people who give a home to a dog with specific needs, like specialized training or a childless household.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

PAWS Chicago Pets Can Be Adopted For Free During This Week’s ‘Summer Lovin’ Event

PAWS will waive the adoption fee for people who adopt an adult pet.

Citywide

Bigger Dogs Need Love, Too, So PAWS Is Trying To Find Them Homes This Valentine’s Day

It can be hard for bigger dogs to find permanent families, so PAWS Chicago is highlighting them this week.

Citywide

Foofur Is Representing Chicago At The Puppy Bowl This Sunday

The show will do a special segment on Foofur, showing a day in her life in a PAWS Chicago foster home.

Citywide

Pet Cats The Latest Unsuspecting Victims Of Chicago’s Carjacking Surge

At least two cats have been taken during carjackings in Chicago this year. In one case, the cat was reunited with its owners after 12 weeks. Now, a Lakeview family is hoping someone will find their Luna.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

These Longtime Shelter Pets Need A Forever Home. You Can Adopt Them For Free This Week At PAWS

PAWS Chicago is hosting the Virtual Clear the Shelters Adoption Week through Saturday.

Near North Side, River North

Your Pet Could Be The Star Of The PAWS ‘Vanity Fur’ Calendar Contest

Entries are accepted until Sept. 1.

Near North Side, River North

PAWS Chicago Wants South Side Residents To Apply For Apprenticeship

The paid PAWS apprenticeship program is taking applications through Friday.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

PAWS Letting You Adopt ‘Hard-To-Home’ Dogs For Free

The Underdogs to Wonderdogs event will run until Tuesday.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

How To Ease Separation Anxiety For Pets Being Left Alone For First Time In Months

Animal rescues saw a significant increase in pet adoptions and foster care during the stay home order. But some people are now headed back to work.

Downtown

Virtual Beach Bash Will Raise Money For PAWS Chicago

There will be a silent auction and a raffle to win a custom pet portrait.

Downtown

Kitten Season Won’t Stop For Coronavirus: Shelters Say Chicagoans Are Stepping Up To Foster, Adopt Influx Of Cats

At a time of year when newly born kittens usually fill shelters, shelters are saying that they are nearly empty due to the community stepping up during COVID-19.

Downtown

PAWS Chicago Needs Pet Supply Donations To Help Owners Struggling In Crisis

The organization's Community Outreach program needs help to continue offering free medical services to pets on the Southwest Side.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Every Single Animal Was Adopted From Chicago Animal Control This Week For The First Time Ever

People stuck at home are rushing to adopt or foster dogs and cats from the city's shelters, but you're not out of luck if you want to help.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Animal Shelters Send Out Call For More Foster Families Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Shelters are worried they won't be able to care for animals if there's a quarantine and owners might need help if they become ill.

Downtown

Alive Rescue, PAWS Hosting Annual Galas To Help Pups And Cats In Need

The shelters are each hosting fundraisers on Nov. 15 — and dogs are invited.

Downtown
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