|Enjoying the day with our boys!!|
As a participant you could sign up for the 8K run or the dog-friendly 4K walk. The walk was a bit more our speed and allowed for plenty of doggie socializing!
|A Beautiful Day|
|Our good friend Stacy with her pup, Chloe|
We feel it is important to highlight events, such as PAWS Chicago Run For Their Lives. With the challenges of today's economy, many pet owners are experiencing financial hardships resulting in a negative impact on our pets. For many pet owners this means forgoing basic healthcare needs, spay/neuter procedures, and even abandonment. However, thanks to organizations like PAWS Chicago, there is help and support. In 2012, PAWS Chicago performed over 18,000 free and low-cost spay/neuter procedures for pets all over Chicago. They also successfully placed over 5,000 pets in loving homes. In addition, recent natural disasters have left many beloved pets lost and homeless. After the Oklahoma tornado disaster on May 20th, 16 volunteers from PAWS Chicago made multiple trips to the Oklahoma City Animal Care & Control Center to rescue a total of 76 pets. A truly amazing feat.
|Rescued from the rubble in Oklahoma|
It is important to help these animals in need and to help place them in loving homes. This is why organizations, such as PAWS Chicago, are so essential to the mission of saving pet lives.
|Excited to join a new family!|
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