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PAWS Connects Pets With Adoptive Families

By Katrina Kopeck and Katelyn Lorenz

High ceilings and large windows cast light into the open space. The floors are shiny and the air smells fresh. A bookshelf, sofas and a fireplace keep the atmosphere home-like and friendly. To the untrained eye, this feels more like a hotel lobby than a dog shelter.

The PAWS (Pets Are Worth Saving) Animal Shelter, formally named Pippen Fasseas Adoption Center is located at 1997 N. Clybourn Avenue. Its location in Lincoln Park provides more incentive for people who are looking to adopt a new cat or dog companion. The facility was strategically placed in Lincoln Park for a reason, too.

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Clinic Keeps Animals Comfortable and Safe

Veterinarian Shane Mason

Shane Mason updates a patient's file at Chicago Veterinary Emergency Services. The overnight clinic on the Northwest Side treats many pets, strays and other animals. (Photo by Katie Rosebrock)

By Katie Rosebrock

Fluorescent lights fill every corner of the room, a stark contrast to the darkness outside. Inside everything is bright, and calming, from the paint on the walls to the bright blue uniforms of the front desk staff, to the glow of the televisions. But the people in the room are anything but cheery.

Distress, worry and sadness show on the faces of the half dozen or so people waiting in the room. It’s well after midnight and the waiting room at Chicago Veterinary Emergency Services on the Northwest Side is filled with several families and patients.

Chicago Veterinary Emergency Services is a full-service veterinary office dedicated to feline and canine medical emergencies. An average night sees dozens of patients coming through the doors of the clinic, located at 3123 N. Clybourn Ave.

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