PAWS Chicago has received rescue animals from destroyed Oklahoma shelters. They arrived today. The surrounding suburbs of Oklahoma City were destroyed; the animal shelters are teeming with homeless pets as reported today by NBC5 Chicago.
More than 75 animals were brought into PAWS Chicago. Now there should be more space for the recently displaced animals from Moore, Oklahoma. It is just lucky that PAWS Chicago has a finite capacity, but one that allows them to help other areas when the need arises.
Now the recently rescued animals will have a roof over their heads. They will be kept in the Oklahoma shelters for 30 days; allowing their families the opportunity to seek and find them. This way the animals will be well cared for while their families pick up the pieces of their lives.
Several of the animals that moved to the PAWS Chicago location today could actually find their forever homes as soon as tomorrow. They will be at the PAWS Chicago Lincoln Park Adoption Center.
PAWS Chicago has made a profound impact by offering their expertise and assistance by completing this Emergency Response mission. More than 150 Oklahoma animals that were displaced, injured and now homeless were able to make their way into the Oklahoma City Animal Care & Control (OACC) as a result of these efforts.
Not only did they take in the animals, but PAWS sent their medical and intake team plus a group of volunteers to Oklahoma on Friday in order to assist with the aftermath of the tornado. Some of the animals will need extensive medical care.
When the animals arrived today, they were given complete medical care, vaccinations, microchips and were spayed or neutered – readying them for a new home. If any of the animals brought to Chicago require more services – either due to sickness or injury – PAWS Chicago will also provide them with extra medical care plus a foster family where they will be able to receive the appropriate love and attention that they require while they recover. After they are medically cleared, they, too, will be able to be taken to the Lincoln Park Adoption Center where they will be able to be adopted.
If you are interested in helping these animals, there is more than one method to do so. First, there is fostering – providing a temporary home to a needy pet. If that is not possible, perhaps you can lend PAWS a financial contribution to help them curb their expenses. Lastly, you can volunteer. All you have to do is contact the organization for the best way that you can get involved. If you have any questions about volunteering, do not hesitate to contact the volunteer coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org, visit their website, or phone them at 773.935.PAWS