As you well know, PAWS Chicago is our city’s largest No-Kill humane organization. In order to get the animals in their care off to loving, forever homes, they host adoption events. Just in time for the holidays, PAWS Chicago and the Tony Stewart Foundation will be kicking off a 36-hour holiday adopt-a-thon marathon. In fact, this will be the sixth that they have hosted!
The event is scheduled for this Friday, December 6th, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. and will run through Saturday, December 7th at 11:00 p.m. It will be held at PAWS Chicago Adoption & Humane Center, located at 1997 North Clybourn Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614. In fact, the adoption center will remain open for the entire 36-hour period of time in hopes that many canines and felines will be chosen as a new family member.
PAWS Chicago goal is to find new homes for nearly 200 homeless puppies, kittens, cats and dogs as well as to raise awareness around the issue of pet homelessness and the senseless killing of animals.
Cats and dogs are still being turned into shelters in alarming numbers. By rallying the community, PAWS Chicago is hoping to give these special animals a second chance. When you adopt a dog from an animal shelter or rescue organization, you are truly saving a life and making more space available for that shelter to save more homeless pets. If you purchase a dog from a pet store or backyard breeder you may be getting a sickly dog from a puppy mill, which are facilities used to mass produce puppies for quick sale where the dogs are often raised in inhumane conditions. PAWS Chicago offers a lifetime commitment to every animal in its care.
Representatives from PAWS Chicago will be on-site to address any questions or concerns about each adoptee. As well, the animals will be present and looking their best in order to draw your attention to them. What could make a better gift for the holidays but a true testament to unconditional love?
You will want to make certain that if you are adopting or are giving the animal as a gift that whoever will be caring for the dog or cat is ready to be a responsible pet owner. There is nothing worse for an animal than to believe that they are finally established only to find themselves back at the shelter or rescue from which they started. Can you imagine the dismay this must bring?
If you are in the market, though, for a great dog or cat, check out PAWS Chicago this weekend as they extend their hours for the homeless pets in their care. You may very well find your next best friend!