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February 1, 2012

We adopted our dog, Buddy, from PAWS about 8 years ago. They were absolutely wonderful and my husband and I were impressed with the interview we had before PAWS allowed us to take Buddy home. We have donated to PAWS through the years, but not often enough. Today, I looked at their financials on Charity Navigator, and am thrilled to see that less than 4% of donations are used for salaries, and that the woman who runs the organization and the two vets listed, are paid reasonable salaries! Our monthly donation dollars are going to be sent to PAWS, starting today!

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We went to the adoption event, were interested in a dog who's family had been in a terrible housefire, and he was traumatized. When we got to the event, we were told that Ozzie, was not ready to be in a situation as chaotic as an adoption event. How wonderful it was to know that the volunteers were so caring abou that poor guy! We adopted Buddy, because when my husband sat on floor, Buddy walked up, turned around and sat on my husband's lap! Of course, we had to adopt him, he had already adopted us.

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I have no idea how I could improve this organization.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

How did you learn about this organization?

Surfing the web

August 24, 2011

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August 24, 2011

PAWS Chicago inspires me every day. It is Chicago's largest no-kill shelter. The homeless population of cats and dogs has been decreased over 55% because of PAWS' no-cost and low-cost spay/neuter program. The shelter is state-of the-art and cageless. PAWS has programs for every imaginable scenario--abuse, homelessness, domestic violence, natural disaster, it pulls more dogs and cats from Animal Care and Control than any other shelter, ---it has programs for everything, It also allows other rescue groups to use the spay/neuter clinic at super discounted rates. They are committed to spay/neuter--they are committed to all cats/dogs! It is an AMAZING not for profit.

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I participate in shelter activities, I do Adopt-A-thons, I am in charge of the 2012 calendar project, I am on the board and see how PAWS is run--very very efficiently!

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I would multiply PAWS and put it in every urban community and strive to make them no-kill cities with no and low cost spay/neuter programs

March 31, 2011

I visited their facilities two times, they are a no kill shelter. There space is very neat and people friendly. The volunteers are very friendly and they carry a big selection of animals that are up for adoption. Their safety prompts are very well established. All in all, from what I see, it's a great organization!

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Well, from the data they showed me, euthanize rates have drops tremendously since this place opened.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would definitely allow 16 year olds to volunteer as well as partner up with high schools to provide students with community service hours.

March 20, 2011

We visited PAWS Chicago in order to get information on starting our own "No Kill" shelter in Northwest Indiana. We want to bring their model to our area and thought it would be a good idea to spend some time with them. We met with Rochelle Michalec who took several hours of her time to help us and give us much information on their organization and a tour. What Rochelle and the rest of the PAWS organization is doing is truly making a difference in the lives of so many animals and the people of Chicago. We were so impressed by their positive attitude, hard w3ork, dedication, and willingness to help us. Because of them, hopefully we too can save lives and reduce the number of homeless pets in our area

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The personal attention that Rochelle gave us and the amount of time that everyone was willing to give us was amazing

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