PAWS Chicago Hosts First Ever 36-Hour Adopt-A-Thon

In these difficult economic times, cats and dogs are being turned into shelters in alarming numbers. By rallying the community, PAWS Chicago is hoping to give these special animals a second chance, including 50 kittens and 50 puppies.

Potential adopters who aren't ready to adopt but want to show their support, are invited to sponsor a shelter animal by purchasing an ornament from the PAWS Christmas tree.

WHEN: Saturday, December 6, 2008, 10 a.m. to Sunday, December 7, 10 p.m.

WHERE: PAWS Chicago Adoption & Humane Center
1997 N. Clybourn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614


  • 50 kittens and 50 puppies waiting to be adopted
  • Potential pet parents adopting cats and dogs at all hours of the day and night
  • Interviews with PAWS Chicago representatives


Founded in 1997, PAWS (Pets Are Worth Saving) Chicago is the city's largest non-profit, No Kill humane organization. PAWS Chicago envisions a No Kill Chicago--a city where pets are no longer destroyed just because they are homeless. The PAWS Chicago Adoption & Humane Center – the Midwest's first state-of-the-art, cageless No Kill humane facility – opened in September 2007 at 1997 N. Clybourn Avenue in Lincoln Park. For more information about PAWS Chicago, please visit

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