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Elly Greenspahn

Elly Greenspahn

Thank you for visiting my PAWS Chicago 5K Walk/Run fundraising page!

I am dedicating my run/fundraiser to the memory of my Mom and my Paws alumn, Bazinga. In 2017, I lost both my mother and my cat, Bazinga to unexpected heart failure. (I really hated 2017)
My mother instilled and nurtured an unconditional love of animals in my life. My cat, Bazinga was my mom's favorite. Bazinga was a true Paws ambassador and helped me foster and socialize over 50 kittens in his short life. This year's 5k event, falls on what would have been Bazinga's 4th birthday. I hope that the day brings celebration and much needed funds to support saving homeless animals. So they can live and shine as bright of a light as Bazinga did.

Every year in Chicago, nearly 9,000 cats and dogs are euthanized because they simply don’t have a place to call home. This is why I foster homeless cats for Paws Chicago. At the time of writing this, I have fostered 89 cats...and my Bazinga was once one of those fosters.

PAWS Chicago is dedicated to building No Kill communities – starting with a No Kill Chicago – where all healthy and treatable pets are saved. Since PAWS Chicago’s founding in 1997, the number of homeless animals euthanized per year in Chicago has dropped more than 80 percent. In 2017, PAWS Chicago found loving homes for more than 5,300 homeless pets. But there is more work to be done and your generosity is crucial to this effort.

Please consider supporting me by making a donation and helping PAWS Chicago provide vital medical care, food and shelter to thousands of homeless pets this year. PAWS receives no government funding and relies solely on people like you to help provide continued care for Chicago's homeless animals.

Your support will allow us to build a truly humane and compassionate community, one pet at a time. Please consider donating to my cause.

If you are feeling extra generous, please consider sharing my page with your network or check with your employer if they will match your donation to make the most out of your generosity.

Thank you for your support!


raised of $8,000 goal

Recent Donations

1. David Gibowski
From the Gibowskis
2. Amaliya D
Much Love to You Elly!
3. Marnie Garcia
For all you do, Elly!!!! And for Bazinga and Chairman!!!! XOX
4. Paula McCreary
5. Erika E Nelson
6. Patricia McAvoy

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