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As a part of TEAM PAWS Chicago, all the funds you raise go toward helping to make sure every animal, no matter their circumstances, is given a second chance.


Our No Kill Model works as a feedback mechanism. Community engagement drives effective programming in each of our lifesaving pillars (below). These programs generate measurable results that show incremental, positive change which leads to additional community engagement. Since PAWS Chicago was founded, the city has seen euthanasia drop by 91%.


This is the foundation of all our lifesaving work. By raising awareness and funds for pets in need through programs like TEAM PAWS Chicago, we’re making a lasting change for animals.



PAWS offers free and low-cost spay/neuter services through our Lurie Clinic and GusMobile, a traveling surgical unit that brings veterinary care to under-resourced areas. PAWS spays and neuters over 15,000 pets every year.


No matter a pet’s unique needs, PAWS is dedicated to finding them a home-our ComPETibility quiz personalizes adoption and helps match pets with their perfect person. To date, we’ve placed over 70,000 pets in loving homes.


Sick, injured, or in need of rehabilitation, PAWS offers a haven for all animals. Our recent Medical Center expansion exponentially increased the number of isolation, exam and surgical suites. We can now treat hundreds of contagious pets safely and complete more complex procedures in-house. PAWS has a 98%+ save rate.


Without this passionate community, the scale and quality of our work wouldn’t be possible. Volunteers provide over 140,000 hours of support annually, equivalent to 70+ full-time employees. And over 3,000 pets are placed in the care of PAWS foster parents every year.