PAWS Chicago Hosts the 17th Annual Angels with Tails Gold Coast
Event will showcase hundreds of Chicago’s homeless pets
available for adoption along Michigan Avenue, Oak Street and Delaware Place
WHO: PAWS Chicago, the city’s largest No Kill humane organization , along with nearly 20 other local shelter and rescue organizations, will team up to bring the faces of Chicago’s homeless animals to almost 50 stores along Michigan Avenue, Oak Street and Delaware Place.
WHAT: The 17th Annual Angels with Tails Gold Coast, presented by Merrick Pet Care,is an opportunity to stroll the sidewalks and press your nose against storefront windows to sample the joy a pet can bring to your life. More than 200 homeless puppies, kittens, dogs, and cats will be available for adoption.
WHY: In 1997, PAWS Chicago launched the first Angels with Tails, an event that united shelters and rescue groups from across Chicagoland for an adoption event, which showcased homeless pets along sidewalks and storefronts along Michigan Avenue and Oak Street. Many lives were saved that day and it was the beginning of greater public awareness around the staggering reality that thousands of homeless pets are needlessly killed each and every year; 42,500 dogs, cats, puppies and kittens were killed in Chicago in 1997 alone. With this awareness and the resulting media attention, the community has become more involved in finding solutions aimed at stopping this once hidden tragedy from continuing.
Since the inaugural Angels with Tails event, the number of animals killed each year in Chicago has been reduced by more than half.
WHERE: Nearly 50 retailers around Michigan Avenue, Oak Street and Delaware Place will donate storefronts and windows to various area animal shelters, rescue groups and PAWS Chicago for the purposes of promoting and adopting out homeless animals that are looking for a home to call their own.
For a detailed map of the route and the retailers, please click here
WHEN: Sunday, May 18, 2014
12 - 4 p.m.