CHICAGO (WLS) -- 'Tis the season to adopt a pet.
PAWS Chicago, the city's largest no kill humane organization, kicks off its annual Holiday Adopt-A-Thon Friday.
The animal rescue hopes that the week-long adoption event will match 200 dogs, puppies, cats and kittens with a forever home, just in time for the holidays.
"We are seeing an influx of abandoned pets, especially seniors, and receiving urgent calls from shelter partners that are at capacity," said Susanna Wickham, PAWS Chicago Chief Executive Officer. "Our Holiday Adopt-a-Thon is a not only a great opportunity for people to meet the perfect pet just in time for the holidays, but the more adoptions we have this month, the more lives we can save."
PAWS Lincoln Park adoption center will have extended hours during its adoption marathon that runs through December 17.
The organization also offers extensive resources to help pets make a seamless transition into their new homes and provides a safety net for every animal, ensuring that if something happens to the adopter, their PAWS pet will always be cared for.
You can view adoptable pets on the PAWS Chicago website.