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Causes We Support

Renata Block, MMS, PA-C, and Diplomate SDPA – Paws Development Board


PAWS Chicago (Pets Are Worth Saving) is a national model in No Kill animal sheltering, dedicated to building No Kill communities–starting with a No Kill Chicago–where all pets are saved. As Chicagoland’s largest No Kill shelter, and one of the largest in the nation, PAWS has helped to reduce the number of homeless pets killed in the city by 77 percent since its founding in 1997. But with nearly 10,000 homeless pets still dying in our city each year, there is more important work to be done.

PAWS Chicago is committed to bringing an end to the killing of homeless cats and dogs. In 2015, PAWS Chicago found homes for 5,987 homeless pets through its Lincoln Park and Glenn L. Felner North Shore Adoption Centers, and performed 18,418 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 pet population.

Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest independent evaluator, has consistently given PAWS Chicago its highest four-star rating, placing the organization in the top 1 percent of charities in the nation. PAWS Chicago is also the most highly rated charity in the country in the Animal Rights, Welfare & Services category. For the past five years, PAWS Chicago has been voted “Best Charity” in the Chicago Reader “Best of Chicago” edition. In 2015, Chicago magazine recognized PAWS Chicago as one of the top 20 standout charities to support.

Visit pawschicago.org for more information.

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