If you have lost or found a pet, please contact your local police.
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PAWS adopts adult dogs and cats, as well as puppies and kittens, into appropriate, adoptive homes.
Kittens:$100.00 Adult and Senior Cats 7yrs and older: $50.00 Senior Cats 7yrs and older adopted to Seniors, over 60: $25.00 Puppies:$200.00 Dogs :$175.00 Senior Dogs (over 7yrs):$100.00 For all animals, the adoption fee includes:
For cats the fee includes a feline leukemia test, FIV test, cat carrier, a collar and ID tag.
For dogs the fee also includes a heartworm test, collar, leash, ID tag.
Potential adopters will be interviewed and must provide current identification and proof of residence. PAWS reserves the right to refuse any adoption. All adoptions are restricted to a fifty mile radius of the shelter. All family members must be present before an adoption takes place.
The adoption fee is payable by cash, check, Visa, Mastercard or Discover Card at the time of adoption.
Immediately telephone all humane societies, animal control agencies and vet's in your area to file a lost pet report. Animals often stray farther from home than most owners believe. You may also contact your police department. Please be sure to visit your local shelter in person every 24 hours.
Walk and/or drive through your neighborhood several times every day. Early morning and sunset are prime time frames for finding lost pets. Speak with neighbors, postal carriers, garbage collectors, etc and ask that they keep an eye out for your pet.
Post flyers at all public places such as grocery stores, churches, etc. Place an ad in the classified section of your local newspaper. Offer a reward. Caution: To avoid pet-recovery scams, leave out your animals identifying characteristics so you can verify the honesty of the caller who claims to have found your pet.
Keep searching even when you have little hope left. Animals who have been lost for weeks, months and even years have been reunited with their owners.
Protect your pet from getting lost again. Always keep a collar and ID tag on your pet. An ID tag is a lost animal's ticket home. Get your pet microchipped and have recent photo's at hand.
The PAWS Animal shelter is located at 8301 West 191st Street in Tinley Park, Illinois. The shelter has been operating at this location since July of 1998. (The shelter has operated at other locations for over 25 years). An average of 90 cats and 40 dogs can be housed at the shelter. Every animal admitted to the shelter receives medical care, food, and a warm safe environment. In addition to providing a haven for lost or unwanted pets, PAWS works with the community through several other programs.
PAWS is very committed to humane education. We work with local schools to teach children basic animal care, how to approach animals, and the dangers of approaching injured animals. If you are interested in this program please contact Sue Kapala at the shelter during open hours.
PAWS also works with local nursing homes through our Pet Therapy program. Both the animals and the residents benefit from this program. If you are unable to give a specific amount of time per week to the shelter, perhaps this may be for you. If you are interested, please contact John Greenan at the shelter during open hours.