Monday, July 27, 2009

Visiting PAWS Chicago

Yesterday Nicole, Natalie, Amy and I went down to Chicago to tour PAWS Chicago and meet with some of their volunteers to gain insights and advice from them based on their experiences. This model rescue is no-kill and mostly volunteer-run, and helped decrease Chicago's homeless pets euthanasia rates by 50% over the last 12 years. It all started with a small group of people who saw that there had to be a better way. It was truly inspiring.

PAWS Chicago front entrance

Natalie looks in on Koda, a dog for adoption, in their front window

Their Adoption Center lobby

Mr. Moustache reaches out to us, saying "help more kitties like me!"

One of the kitty adoption rooms

Oprah's dog adoption room she sponsored, complete with cute little doggie house!

Spot says, please take me home with you!

They had a rooftop dog park where the doggies can run and play, it was so cool!

Mr. Moustache says, you can help kitties like me, look at me, I'm so cute!

Natalie, Amy, Nicole, a PAWS Volunteer, and me in their lobby - they were so nice and helpful to us!

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