Hoopis Group Charity Club members raised over $2,000 in 2017 and $1,650 in 2018 for PAWS Chicago while participating in the annual PAWS Chicago 5K each June.
Every year in Chicago, nearly 9,000 cats and dogs are euthanized because they simply don’t have a place to call home. 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.