PHOTOS: PAWS receives 34 kittens from Hurricane Irma shelters

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More than 30 kittens arrived at PAWS Chicago on Saturday from shelters impacted by Hurricane Irma. (WLS)

More than 30 kittens arrived at PAWS Chicago on Saturday from shelters impacted by Hurricane Irma.

The 34 kittens are sick with ringworm and came from several regional county shelters in north Florida. They were taken to the PAWS Chicago Medical Center in Chicago's Little Village neighborhood.


Alachua County Humane Society in Gainseville, Fl., reached out to PAWS Chicago for assistance with the sick cats. The pets rescued by PAWS Chicago had been in shelters before the storm and faced euthanization due to overcrowding. These kittens were in immediate danger, as most shelters aren't able or willing to provide medical treatment for ringworm, according to PAWS.

Animals with ringworm heal nearly twice as fast in a foster home environment, so PAWS Chicago is currently seeking foster homes without other pets in the household for the kittens.

Following this rescue mission, PAWS Chicago's need for resources will increase as additional foster homes and supplies will be required to care for these sick animals. PAWS Chicago welcomes donations, and asks for people in Chicago to open their homes to foster pets and to volunteer at PAWS Chicago's Medical Center and Adoption Centers.

Anyone interested in fostering, can email foster@pawschicago.org or fill out the PAWS Chicago foster application form.


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