PAWS Chicago, whose only adoption home is at 1997 N. Clybourn Ave., was generously donated space in North Shore for a second adoption center. This adoption center is expected to open in 2014 and become their first satellite center. Along with more space for these homeless animals, this center will allow a new range of potential adopters around the city.
Last year, the neighborhood Petco made an offer that Petco couldn't refuse! Petco offered free space (both free from use and free of rent charges) to PAWS to be used as a second adoption center. After much consideration on how to design this space, PAWS has made it official.
The founder of PAWS Chicago, Paula Fasseas estimates enough space for 1000s more of the city's homeless animals to have a safe place to live until they are adopted. PAWS has a no kill philosophy, meaning that once they take in a pet, it is a PAWS pet for life. Adopters must sign a contract agreeing if their circumstances change and they are no longer able to care for their pet, they must bring them back to PAWS instead of the animal shelter.
The new adoption center will have a Kitty Center and Dog Town. Dog Town will present dog "hotels" with curtain windows for viewing and soothing music for the pets when they are not on their multiple daily walks.
Volunteers have been working hard to raise money for the new facility, including offers to donate money in exchange for a room named after the donator. If interested in the fundraising or would like to volunteer time, Liz at PAWS Chicago can be contacted via phone at 773-475-4240 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, you can visit the PAWS Chicago website. http://www.pawschicago.org/news-and-features/coming-soon-paws-chicago-north-shore-adoption-center/