Most of us first come to know and love the animal kingdom through our pets.
The case of Chicago demonstrates that public education and wise policy choices can, in a relatively short amount of time, dramatically improve human-animal relationships and decrease the number of homeless pets.
PAWS Chicago is the Chicago’s largest No Kill humane organization and one of the largest in the Midwest. We are focused on solutions to the killing of homeless pets. Since our founding in 1997, the number of homeless dogs and cats killed annually in the City of Chicago has dropped more than 50 percent. To learn how PAWS has done this, and how we provide a model that can easily be adopted elsewhere, please see this page.
You can also find ways to help on the PAWS site.
My own volunteer roles:
- Kitty City Level 2 Volunteer
- Lurie Spay and Neuter Clinic Post Surgical Volunteer
- Kitty City Volunteer Mentor
- Foster Parent