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Help Save the Lives of Homeless Pets Today!

Your contribution to PAWS Chicago is helping build a No Kill community -- a place where pets are no longer destroyed because they are homeless. Your donation will help build a strong and sustainable future for PAWS Chicago so that we can continue our lifesaving operations.

The 17th Annual PAWS Chicago Fur Ball is Chicago's premier pet-friendly black tie event! Set at the legendary Drake Hotel, this unique gala invites over 900 guests to dress their pets in four-legged formal wear and walk the red carpet for an exciting celebration to benefit PAWS Chicago.

Guests will delight in the silent and live auctions with one-of-a-kind items, raffle, dancing, and dinner buffet, and can commemorate the experience with a photograph at the Fotio Booth. Lucky dogs in attendance will also be treated to an evening of indulgences - including a divine dinner served in crystal goblets at the special Dog Buffet, and are also encouraged to stop by the Paradise 4 Paws where they can enjoy pawdicures, massages by an animal masseuse, and delightful scent spritzes.

In 2017, PAWS Chicago found homes for 5,371 dogs and cats through its Lincoln Park and Highland Park Adoption Centers and performed 16,237 spay and neuter surgeries through its Lurie Clinic and GusMobile Spay/Neuter Van. These two medical resources give PAWS Chicago the ability to provide subsidized spay/neuter surgeries, vaccinations and humane education to under-resourced families and neighborhoods that need the most help in controlling pet population.

Charity Navigator, the nation's largest independent evaluate, has rated PAWS Chicago at its highest 4-star ranking for 16 consecutive years-an accomplishment that less than 1% of the charities in the nation have reached.

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The Drake, a Hilton Hotel, East Walton Place, Chicago, IL

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