Ovation Revisited: PAWS Chicago.
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Originally published on March 27, 2011, “Ovation: PAWS Chicago’” still rings true as the organization continues to do wonderful work for the animals of Chicagoland.
My cousin is an avid animal rights activist. I admire her consistent passion for the cause. Currently, she is the Development & Communications Manager for PAWS Chicago. PAWS Chicago (Pets Are Worth Saving) is the city’s largest no-kill humane organization whose work is focused on alleviating the city’s pet overpopulation problem. The staff of this state-of-the-art, cageless shelter envisions a city in which pets are not destroyed just because they’re homeless. My cousin is often seen on television or heard on the radio talking about a wonderful dog or a beautiful cat that needs a home. She helps facilitate many animal adoptions and has been known to, from time to time, foster a dog or two in her own home. Since PAWS Chicago does not receive any financial support from federal, state or local government agencies, she works tirelessly with fund-raising events throughout her community.
I’m also a supporter of a local shelter, The Nashville Humane Association, that does similar work in middle Tennessee. The Nashville Humane Association is one of the oldest service organizations in Nashville and can be traced back to a society founded in 1887 to protect draft horses from mistreatment. I wonder if anybody’s cousin works there.
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