PAWS Chicago in urgent need of foster families

CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) - Chicago's largest no-kill animal shelter is making an urgent plea for foster families.

PAWS Chicago's Medical Center, located at 3516 W. 26th Street, is at capacity with animals receiving medical treatment and running out of space, according to a press release from the shelter.

“We are in urgent need of foster families to step up and provide a loving temporary home for our dogs, cats, puppies and kittens, which will in turn make space available for us to save more lives,” said PAWS Chicago Director of Animal Operations, Stacy Price.

Price said that the shelter is out of space, preventing the organization from saving their normal volume of animals from high kill shelters.

“When we are out of room, we are unable to save as many animals as we want.  Animals, particularly those with medical issues, need loving care to heal and thrive, away from the stresses of shelter life,” Price said.

Animals like:

  • Galaxy, a 3-month-old kitten receiving treatment for ringworm
  • Fergus, a 4-month-old kitten recovering from upper respiratory infection
  • Drexel, a 2-year-old Shepherd mix waiting for a dental procedure
  • Benton, a 6-year-old Beagle mix recovering from a double ACL surgery
  • Jones, a senior 12-year-old heartworm positive Cocker Spaniel

PAWS says that all experience levels are welcome to become a foster family.

If you would are interested in becoming a foster family, visit PAWS Chicago to learn more. You may also email PAWS Chicago or fill out the PAWS Chicago foster application form.

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