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Betty Wirbicki

Betty Wirbicki

Lucy, Russ and I want to Thank you for visiting our PAWS Chicago 5K Walk/Run For Their Lives fundraising page!

Lucy never had to live in a cage but was going to be taken for euthanasia. I am a big believer in rescuing. The last 5 years of my life, I’ve also become a supporter for adopting Senior furr-babies. Lucy is battling liver failure so we aren’t certain how long we will have her but every day she has been our lil’ girl it has been a true blessing.

If you are able, please make a donation so we can help provide for the 4 legged babies that can’t provide for themselves. Also, if you are looking for a new furr-baby, please check all of your local shelters.

**UPDATE: Lucy was diagnosed with Liver cancer/failure on Nov 1, 2018. On Feb 23, 2019, she crossed the rainbow bridge. She’s now in heaven with both of her Pa’s and will have endless amounts of shrimp and chicken. I know she will be watching us while we run the 5K in her honor. She was the most lovable lil’ girl that has even chosen me to be her mommy and I will forever be grateful.

We love you and miss you terribly Lucy.

Thank you for your support,

Lucy, Betty and Russ

Every year in Chicago, nearly 9,000 cats and dogs are euthanized because they simply don’t have a place to call home. As someone who loves animals, I cannot let this continue. That’s why I’ve decided to participate in and fundraise for PAWS Chicago’s 5K Walk/Run For Their Lives on June 2, 2019.

I hope you will consider supporting this effort by donating today.

PAWS Chicago (Pets Are Worth Saving) is a national model in No Kill animal sheltering, committed to bringing an end to the killing of homeless cats and dogs.  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 87 percent since its founding in 1997.  In just 20 years, PAWS Chicago has grown from a grassroots organization to a national leader in the No Kill movement, guiding other communities in how to dramatically reduce the euthanasia of homeless cats and dogs. 

In 2017, PAWS Chicago found homes for 5,371 dogs and cats through its Lincoln Park and Highland Park Adoption Centers and performed 16,237 spay and neuter surgeries through its Lurie Clinic and Gus Mobile Spay/Neuter Van. These two medical resources give PAWS Chicago the ability to provide subsidized spay/neuter surgeries, vaccinations and humane education to under-served families and neighborhoods that need the most help in controlling pet population.

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. Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest independent evaluator, has rated PAWS Chicago at its highest 4-star ranking for 16 consecutive years—an accomplishment that less than 1% of the charities in the nation have reached.

Please donate to my cause today – Chicago’s homeless pets are depending on you! 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!


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What a very touching story of Lucy!!! I have a soft heart for rescued dogs. Me and my daughter Sydney had volunteered at Joliet Township Animal Control about four years ago and ended up taking home Roxi (an adorable Chihuahua) with us.:)

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