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PAWS pet of the week: Pippa!



Pippa is a gorgeous 6-year-old Calico who is ready to find a quiet and calm household where she can enjoy life to the fullest. This cutie pie spent her whole life in a loving home but was returned by her owners suddenly.  She has been understandably scared and confused by the abrupt change and fearful since her arrival. With a lot of patience, love, and encouragement, Pippa is sure to open up to her humans and become a wonderful kitty companion.  This sweetheart deserves to be spoiled with affection!

Pippa hopes to find an adults-only home where she can enjoy the good life as the only pet. From her previous home, we know that Pippa enjoyed spending her days relaxing with her humans and curling up on their laps to watch television.  She is a laid-back kitty who is perfectly content with lounging around in a sunny spot or perching in the window to watch the birds fly by. Pippa is bound to show her true colors once she is given all the time she needs to learn that the world isn’t so scary after all.

For more information on Pippa, who is currently spending time in a foster home, call 773-935-PAWS, or email [email protected].

To find your perfect pet, visit the PAWS Chicago Lincoln Park Adoption Center, located at 1997 N. Clybourn Avenue in Chicago. For more information, visit pawschicago.org.


PAWS pet of the week: Baby Gray!



Say hello to Baby Gray!  This beautiful lady is searching for a special family to give her the home she’s always dreamed of.  Baby Gray was originally surrendered to PAWS as a young kitten and was scooped up and adopted in no time.  After spending 8 years in the home, she was returned when her family decided she was no longer a good fit for their household.  Terrified, poor Baby Gray found herself back at PAWS and has had a very difficult time adjusting to the shelter environment, so she is now spending time in a foster home.  She is completely housebroken, quiet, and takes some time to come out of her shell.  Baby Gray hopes to find an experienced owner who will help build her confidence and give her the warm and loving home she deserves!  Some of her favorite pastimes include sunbathing on the window sill, laying on top of a pile of comfy blankets, and munching on some yummy treats

Baby Gray’s adoption comes with one year of free Merrick Pet Care cat food!

To learn more about Baby Gray or to make an appointment to meet her, call 773-935-PAWS or email [email protected].

Pet of the Week – Schatzi

Schatzi is a beautiful and energetic three-year-old Boxer mix looking for an active adopter to make her part of their family. She’s one of the longest-term shelter guests at PAWS Chicago and has been looking for a home for nearly a year. Poor Schatzi was returned to PAWS Chicago after spending 2 years in a home after her owners found out they were expecting a baby. Losing her previous family was hard on Schatzi, and PAWS is committed to finding her the perfect home with a family who will show her what it’s like to be loved unconditionally.

Schatzi is as friendly as they come and absolutely adores making new friends. She is very fearful and timid around children, so she is looking for a quiet adults-only home where she can relax, with an abundant supply of tennis balls to play with, and a human companion who will be home with her the majority of the day as she does not enjoy being left alone. A fenced yard would be a bonus! Give Schatzi a shot and this outgoing gal will return the favor with lots of love, playtime, and cuddles!

PAWS is committed to finding the perfect home for every animal in their adoption program. If you adopt Schatzi, not only will you get a lifetime of love, you will also receive a year of free Merrick Pet Care dog food and a free training consultation with a PAWS Chicago trainer. For more information visit pawschicago.org, call 773-935-PAWS or stop by the PAWS Chicago Lincoln Park Adoption Center at 1997 N. Clybourn Avenue.


Dog Flu Halts Adoptions at Chicago Shelter

By Jennifer Keiper, WLS-AM 890 News
(CHICAGO) The dog flu has hit the Chicago Anti-Cruelty Society.  So, the shelter has put a stop to dog adoptions for at least the next three weeks to care for animals that have contracted the highly contagious dog flu and prevent spreading it to others. It cannot be transmitted to humans.
Anti-Cruelty Society President, Dr. Robin Barbiers, tells the Steve Dahl Show that they’re trying to be transparent about the current situation. “When they call to make an appointment to give up their dog we will tell them the situation.  If at all possible, if you can keep your dog in your home for another three weeks then your dog will be safe when it comes here,” said Dr. Barbiers.
Dr. Barbiers says, if someone is in dire circumstances, they will accept the dog and try to isolate it but it’s difficult and the animal runs a high risk of becoming ill.
While dog adoptions are temporarily on hold, cat adoptions are still taking place.
© WLS-AM 890

Man dies after jumping into Antioch lake after cat

(ANTIOCH) A 46-year-old man died after he jumped into a north suburban lake after a cat during a canoe trip Sunday night.

The man was in a canoe with another male, a female and a cat on Loon Lake about 7:45 p.m. when the cat jumped into the water and the man jumped in after it, according to a statement from the Lake County sheriff’s office.

He went under the water and his body wasn’t recovered until 12:01 a.m. Monday, according to the sheriff’s office. His name was not immediately released pending notification of his family.

The sheriff’s office is investigating along with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.