Real Dog Moms of Chicago and THE Cat Lady
This is our 4th year walking as team RDMoC and we couldn't be more excited to welcome you and challenge everyone to help raise over $10,000!! This year we have joined forces with PAWS Chicago's resident CAT LADY, Elly Greenspahn. Together we hope to fundraise $20,000 for PAWS dogs AND cats!
Every year in Chicago, nearly 9,000 cats and dogs are euthanized because they simply don’t have a place to call home. As people who love animals, we cannot let this continue. Therefore, we are participating in and fundraising for PAWS Chicago’s 5K Walk/Run For Their Lives on June 2, 2019.
We hope you will consider supporting this effort by donating today and/or joining our team.
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 or join our team today – Chicago’s homeless pets are depending on you! If you are feeling extra generous, please consider sharing our 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!
Real Dog Moms of Chicago
- Taylor Pokraka
- Griffin Pikul