CHICAGO (CBS) — If you are an animal lover and spend a lot of time online, you have probably seen pleas from rescue groups seeking homes for unwanted dogs and cats. The area’s biggest no-kill shelter welcomes the trend.
Approximately 10,000 animals each year are euthanized by Chicago Animal Care and Control, despite the efforts of rescue groups like PAWS Chicago. Thousands more are euthanized by suburban agencies.READ MORE: 3-Year-Old Shot In Calumet Heights
More and more appeals for help are appearing online, and they come from groups big and small. If you’re an animal lover, you’ve probably seen Facebook pleas from rescue groups big and small.
PAWS Chicago is not afraid to use Facebook pleas for specific animals.
“What’s nice about that is you can put out individual pleas,” said Sarah McDonald of PAWS Chicago. “If there’s an animal that needs our saving, may be they have a special ailment or something like that, we’re able to put that plea out there and the community really responds.”READ MORE: At Least 5 People Killed, 17 Wounded So Far In Chicago Weekend Gun Violence; 3-Year-Old Boy Among Survivors