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PAWS Chicago Hosts 36-Hour Adoption Marathon

The humane organization is hoping to find homes for 125 cats and dogs


    PAWS Chicago's 36-hour Spring Adopt-A-Thon begins Friday, April 11, at 11 a.m.

    In need of a new friend in life? PAWS Chicago has 125 potential furry candidates.

    PAWS Chicago, Chicago's largest no-kill humane organization, is hosting its 36-hour spring adoption marathon beginning Friday at 11 a.m. The shelter will remain open all 36 hours.

    PAWS Chicago is hoping to find homes for 35 dogs, 40 puppies, 15 cats and 35 kittens. The adopt-a-thon also aims to raise awareness around pet overpopulation and the killing of homeless animals. As a no-kill humane organization, PAWS does not euthanize healthy animals in its care.

    Since its founding in 1997, PAWS Chicago has helped reduce the number of homeless pets killed in Chicago by nearly 70 percent. Last year, the organization found homes for 5,872 homeless pets and performed 17,767 spay and neuter surgeries.