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Heather Debelak

Heather Debelak

Welcome Supporters! I am back running for Team PAWS for a 4th year!

Animal welfare is a cause that means very much to me, and I will continue to fight to end animal homelessness. Please support me throughout my 2019 race season which includes my milestone races: Big Sur Marathon in April, Kettle Moraine 50k in June, and a return to the Hennepin for 50 miles in October.

2018 was a record-breaking year for PAWS Chicago with over $964,000 raised which equates to:

64,268 Microchips, ensuring our animals never be homeless again ($15 each)
34,429 Vaccinations for our dogs and cats ($56 to vaccinate 2 pets)
12,684 Spay/neuter for our pets ($76 each)
999 Lives saved (average cost of care for one animal $965)

Let's make 2019 even bigger!

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.

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.

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 $650 goal

Recent Donations

1. Jamie Taylor
2. Megan Morgan
3. Tricia McGinn
50 for our 50k Kettle together and 50 for our Hennepin:)
4. Jennifer Ahern
You're killing the 50's this year! Keep fighting towards your goals, 1 mile, 1 furry friend life at a time!
5. Leah Prasse
So proud of your commitment and passion!
6. Pam Debelak
Good Luck conquering the Hennepin! Rick and Pam