Positive Impact Recap | Animal Rescue and Rehab

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For the Positive Impact February 2017 Payline partnered with Chicago-based no-kill pet shelter, PAWS to highlight our positive impact cause of the month, Animal Rescue and Rehab.

PAWS, which stands for “Pets Are Worth Saving”, is a national model in animal sheltering and is committed to bringing an end to the killing of homeless cats and dogs. In order to end the overpopulation of homeless animals, PAWS transforms animal welfare by setting higher standards in the way that animals are treated.

According to their latest report, PAWS made a positive impact in Chicago by finding homes for nearly 6,000 homeless pets in 2015 and performing over 18,000 spay and neuter surgeries through their Lurie Clinic and GusMobile Spay/Neuter Van.

Founded in 1997, the PAWS mission is:

  • To build No Kill communities – starting with a No Kill Chicago – that respect and value the life of every cat and dog
  • To end the overpopulation of homeless animals through solutions, practices and education
  • To transform animal welfare by setting higher standards in the way animals are treated and developing a sustainable, solutions-based model

To assist PAWS in their mission of transforming animal welfare, Payliners participated in a day of service for our Positive Impact February 2017 at the PAWS Medical Center & Lurie Clinic where we moved and organized 316 cans of food and 600 lbs. of kibble. The office held a drive for the shelter and contributed to shelter requests of items such as kitty litter, chew toys, milk bones, and water bowls. 

Payline was also able to make a monetary donation to PAWS which will help create a positive impact in the lives of pets through treatments such as curing one dog from heartworm, providing life-saving diagnostics with a cardiologist for animals suffering from heart complications, and other medical treatments needed at their clinic.


The Payline Team in Action

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The Payline team learning about the pets at the medical clinic.



Positive Impact February 2017 Results at a Glance

Take a look at our complete results below:

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Looking Ahead to Next Month’s Positive Impact

In the month ahead, Payline will be supporting the cause of Special Needs by advocating for educational initiatives and community support for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and speaking out against discrimination. All throughout March, we are working with Special Olympics Chicago by participating in events that directly impact the 6,800 athletes served by recreational programs in the city. Our team will be taking part in the 17th Annual Chicago Polar Plunge this weekend, and volunteer efforts throughout the month will help provide transportation for Special Olympics athletes to their events throughout the year.

For more information on how to work with Payline and how you can be a part of creating a positive impact, please download our Payline Giving FAQ.

Make a Difference

Information for this piece came from the PAWS Chicago website. If you are interested in getting involved with volunteering or learning how to foster or adopt a pet, visit the PAWS How to Help page.

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