Why Raise Funds for PAWS

PAWS Chicago is working to build a No Kill City, but we need your support! Click here to start fundraising to save homeless animals. 


 The funds you raise will go directly to saving the homeless, sick, and injured pets at PAWS Chicago. Learn more about the impact your donations can make here and read about a few of the nearly 6,000 animals we rescue each year: 


Cobbler found running alone in the streets. He was matted and infested with fleas. Our Medical Center team spent almost two hours bathing him in warm water and picking the fleas off of him. Despite not feeling well and the poor treatment he had obviously received, Cobbler remained tolerant and sweet. His adorable little face and amazing patience won over the hearts of our staff. Cobbler soon went into a foster home while he was recovering from his time on the streets.

His foster fell in love with him and decided to adopt: “Having Cobber in my life has made a huge difference.  He is an absolute delight, always looking for cuddles and any treat in his vicinity.  He had his first grooming appointment last Saturday. Combine that with his new red coat and he is one stylish dude.”


Hawking was treated for frostbite to both ears in February after he had been found outside a school in the Portage Park community. This two-year-old cat was brought to Chicago Animal Care & Control (CACC), the city pound, “extremely emaciated and in so much pain he wouldn’t allow anyone to touch him. After they got some food in his belly he became affectionate and they were able to start his treatment, which involved feeding and treating his ears with antibiotic cream,” says Stacy Price, Director of Animal Operations for PAWS Chicago.

Hawking was transferred from the pound to the PAWS Chicago Medical Center in Little Village for more treatment. He is now a healthy and happy indoor cat who will never again have to survive outside in Chicago's cold weather.