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PAWS Chicago in ‘Urgent Need’ of Foster Families

PAWS Chicago Medical Center is at capacity and needs the public’s help, the animal shelter said Wednesday.

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

To help, the shelter is looking for foster families to give a loving temporary home to animals in need.

“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,” Price said.

Each year, PAWS Chicago rescues more than 5,000 cats and dogs. Once adopted, the animal’s first stop is the PAWS Chicago Medical Center, where all pets receive individual medical care. About 3,000 of those animals need more extensive treatment.

Some of the animals in need of a foster family include Fergus, a 4-month-old kitten recovering from an upper respiratory infection and Benton, a 6-year-old Beagle mix recovering from a double ACL surgery.

If you’re interested in fostering, email foster@pawschicago.org or fill out the PAWS Chicago foster application form at www.pawschicago.org/fostersurvey. You can also visit PAWS during Clear the Shelters, taking place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

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