PAWS Chicago 8th Annual Beach Party A Huge Success

 Despite the economy and the threats of stormy weather, last nights PAWS Chicago beach party was a smashing success!  500  humans and  200  animals raised $250,000! We  ate, we drank, we danced and raised money for our furry friends in need.

PAWS  Chicago
  is the midwests largest NO KILL shelter!    4,000 dedicated volunteers enable the organization to continue to save lives and expand services. Since PAWS Chicago’s founding in 1997, the number of homeless dogs and cats killed annually has dropped more than 50 percent. PAWS  is working to build a No Kill Chicago—a city where pets are no longer destroyed just because they are homeless.

PAWS Chicago will find new homes for more than 4,000 homeless pets in 2010 through the state-of-the-art Adoption & Humane Center in Lincoln Park. The cageless Adoption Center provides homeless pets with the care and dignity they deserve while welcoming adopters, providing them with guidance in selecting their new pet and continued support for life.

It is such a great organization. And I met some of the newly adopted dogs last night. Dogs have SO MUCH LOVE TO GIVE! If you are considering a pet, check out PAWS. They have loving cats and dogs that need  homes.

If you missed the Beach Party, upcoming  events  include  ANGELS  WITH  TAILS   happening this weekend. Angels with Tails is Chicagoland’s premiere adoption event that brings together local businesses, people, shelters and pets in an effort to find families for many homeless pets.  Sunday, July 25th Noon to 4:00 p.m.  in the  West Loop Area (Madison St. between Peoria & Racine).

PAWS  Run/Walk   happens  September  26th. And  the  FUR BALL in December  is  Chicago’s premier pet-friendly black tie gala will draw more than 750 guests at  famous Drake Hotel, many escorted by their canine companions.



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