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Help us Make Hope HappenTM for PAWS Chicago by contributing to our fundraising efforts.

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Saving Lives at The Fur Ball

The Fur Ball is the most important evening of the year for Chicago's homeless pets, raising the funds that are instrumental to PAWS Chicago's lifesaving operations. While Chicago's homeless pets have come a long way since PAWS Chicago's founding in 1997, when more than 42,000 cats and dogs were killed in the city, nearly 9,000 cats and dogs were still euthanized last year. Events like the Fur Ball are working to change that reality and save the homeless dogs and cats who are at risk.

In 2015, PAWS Chicago found homes for 5,987 homeless pets through its Lincoln Park and Highland Park Adoption Centers and performed 18,418 spay and neuter surgeries through its Lurie Clinic and GusMobile Spay/Neuter Van. These two medical resources give PAWS Chicago the ability to provide free and low-cost spay/neuter surgeries, vaccinations and humane education to under-resourced families and neighborhoods that need the most help in controlling pet population. Each of these important programs are taking us closer to the goal of a No Kill community.

Charity Navigator, the nation's largest independent evaluator, has consistently given PAWS Chicago its highest four-star rating, placing the organization in the top 1% of charities in the nation. PAWS Chicago is also the most highly rated charity in the country in the Animal Rights, Welfare & Services category. For the past six years, PAWS Chicago has been voted "Best Charity" in the Chicago Reader "Best of Chicago" edition.

Support from the Fur Ball makes it all possible.

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Please note, the Silent Auction closes at 10:00 PM CST on Friday, November 18, 2016. If you are the highest bidder on any silent auction items, the credit card you registered with will be automatically charged at this time.

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The Drake Hotel, 140 East Walton Place, Chicago, IL

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