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

December 4, 2008 6:41:36 AM PST
Just in time for the holiday season, PAWS Chicago, the city's largest No Kill shelter will host its first ever Adopt-A-Thon, a 36 hour adoption event they hope will drive awareness and adoptions for Chicago's homeless pets. 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