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36-Hour Spring Adopt-A-Thon at PAWS Chicago this weekend

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Spring is an excellent time to adopt a new pet from PAWS Chicago and they are making it easy for you to do just that! In a little less than an hour-and-a-half, PAWS Chicago will open their door and keep them open for 36 straight hours in order to place as many homeless pets into their forever home as possible!

At 11:00 a.m. today through 11:00 p.m. Saturday, April 12th, this Spring Adopt-A-Thon will be taking place at the PAWS Chicago Adoption & Humane Center located at 1997 North Clybourn Avenue. During this critical time, 35 dogs, 40 puppies, 15 cats and 35 kittens (125 pets in all!) will all be ready to meet and greet you and ask you to take them home!

Along with PAWS Chicago representatives and potential pet parents, it should be a crazy busy weekend for the organization! Animals can be adopted any time of day or night!

Why is this spring extravaganza so important? Simply because there are so many litters being born in addition to the abundance of homeless pets already in need of loving homes. Besides that, they have a goal to raise awareness around the issue of pet overpopulation and the needless killing of homeless animals.

Cats and dogs are still being turned into shelters in alarming numbers. By working with the community, PAWS Chicago is hoping to give these special animals a second chance. When you adopt from an animal shelter or rescue organization, you are not just saving one life; you are helping to create the space PAWS needs to rescue even more animals.

PAWS Chicago is our city’s largest No-Kill humane pet organization. PAWS stands for Pets Are Worth Saving. They have become a national model in animal sheltering. They are truly committed to bringing an end to the killing of homeless dogs and cats. They have helped to reduce the number of homeless pets killed in Chicago by nearly 70% since the organization was founded in 1997!

In 2013, PAWS Chicago found homes for 5,872 homeless pets and performed 17,767 spay and neuter surgeries through its Lurie Clinic and GusMobile Spay/Neuter Van. These two medical resources give PAWS Chicago the ability to provide free and low-cost spay/neuter surgeries, vaccinations and humane education to under-resourced families and neighborhoods that need the most help in controlling its pet population.

Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest independent evaluator, ranks PAWS Chicago in the top 1% of charities in the nation and recognized PAWS Chicago as the highest-rated Animal Rights, Welfare and Services charity in the nation in 2012 and 2013.

If you require more information before you adopt, see PAWS Chicago at:

www.pawschicago.org

www.facebook.com/pawschicago

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