I’m so excited for Red, a paralyzed Pit Bull who’s been living at the PAWS Chicago Adoption Center for the past few years, as he’s FINALLY been adopted!! Through my involvement with the shelter I’ve seen him hanging out in his suite at PAWS many, many times over the years. He’s an absolute sweetie who has overcome all odds after being paralyzed by a gunshot wound. Paralysis hasn’t stopped him – he now happily wheels around in his special scooter. Check out this great article from the Chicago Tribune
please consider bringing home a furry friend this holiday season – they’ll bring so much joy to your life!
This is an awesome event which raises a lot of money and awarness for PAWS Chicago which I am a big supporter of
About the Event
Support PAWS Chicago’s mission to build a No Kill city by running or walking for homeless animals. Bring the whole family to participate in the child and pet-friendly walk, or compete against the clock in the 8K Run.
This annual event is extremely important to raising funds for PAWS Chicago’s life-saving programs.
PAWS Chicago (Pets Are Worth Saving) is the city’s largest No Kill humane organization. Through a solution based approach to animal welfare, PAWS Chicago has placed Chicago on track to become a No Kill city where pets are no longer destroyed because they are homeless. Since PAWS Chicago’s founding in 1997, the number of homeless pets euthanized per year has dropped from 42,561 to 19,288 – more than a 50 percent decrease!
Collect pledges and win prizes! Every dollar you raise goes directly to the animals.
Register in advance or day of event!
Children (12 and under): $25
Event Day Registration
Children (12 and under): $30
Dogs are welcome to join their families to participate in the 4K walk!
- Rain or shine, the 8K Run and 4K Walk will begin at 9 a.m. at Montrose Harbor.
- The run and walk will take place along Chicago’s beautiful Lake Michigan.
- If your pet cannot join you, bring a photo of him or her and a PAWS Chicago volunteer will make a button for you to wear.
- First, second and third place male and female 8K runners will each win $250, $100 and $50 respectively. The top three winners in each age group will also receive awards.
- All participants will receive a Run for Their Lives t-shirt and enjoy complimentary food, beverages and other freebies at booths hosted by event sponsors.
- Prizes will be awarded to three winners of the Howl-o-ween costume contest, the annual dog dress-up competition!
- The Canine Carnival will include an agility course hosted by K-9 University, complimentary pet massages, an on-site animal communicator and more!
Need More Information?
Please contact Christine Witte at 773-890-5118 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
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