As one of the Midwest's largest No Kill humane organizations, PAWS Chicago strives to find homes and provide medical attention to as many cats and dogs as possible. Each day, PAWS transfers homeless animals from city pounds to its adoption program. Many of these animals suffer from infections, broken bones, and other medical problems that can be costly to treat.
PAWS provides the necessary nurturing, treatment, and rehabilitation for every animal that enters its shelter, and since PAWS's founding in 1997, the number of homeless dogs and cats euthanized annually in Chicago has decreased by more than 50 percent. Because PAWS receives no city, state, or federal funding, it relies entirely on public donations to continue to save and treat homeless animals as well as provide free and low-cost spay and neuter surgeries at the Lurie Clinic.
Join G-Team and donate $10 to help save the life of a homeless cat or dog with special medical needs. If G-Team members raise $500, then PAWS Chicago's veterinarians can provide diagnostic testing ($100), antibiotics, and other medications ($100), as well as perform surgical treatments such as spaying and neutering ($300). Each additional $500 will be used to provide medical treatment for another cat or dog.
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In 1997 PAWS Chicago set out to halt the unnecessary killing of thousands of homeless cats and dogs in the region, establishing a no-kill shelter and organizing public-awareness campaigns. More than 20,000 adoptions later, team members still visit Chicago Animal Care and Control every day to take as many pets into their care as they have room for, providing necessary medical attention as well as spaying and neutering services. The Luerie spay and neuter clinic and GusMobile spay and neuter van serve the pets of low-income families and tackle the problem of animal overpopulation in city neighborhoods, catching, treating, and releasing more than 18,000 cats and dogs every year to prevent the unchecked growth of local animal colonies. Through the Adoption and Humane Center in Lincoln Park, PAWS also adopts out animals that enter its shelters. The center maintains a cage-free facility to ensure pets live in comfort and dignity until they can be matched with an adoptive family.