CHICAGO — An animal rescue group cleaned out the city pound of all its remaining cats Wednesday, according to a press release.
Representatives of PAWS Chicago said they picked up "approximately 30" cats from Chicago Animal Care & Control, 2741 S. Western Ave., with plans to deliver them to "new, loving homes." As of Wednesday, the release said, the city pound was empty "for the first time in memory."
"To understand the importance of this occasion, it means NO CATS will be in danger of being euthanized tonight at CACC simply because they do not have a home," the release said.
According to PAWS Chicago, the number of cats euthanized at the city pound fell sharply from 2014 to 2015, from 1,918 to 1,148.
Rescuers say they can only pick up cats from the pound as long as people continue to volunteer to foster them. Anyone interested in volunteering their home to foster a rescued cat can apply at the PAWS Chicago website.
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