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These Hurricane Irma Kittens Rescued By Paws Need Your Help

By Kelly Bauer | September 20, 2017 5:29am
 PAWS Chicago, a no-kill shelter, rescued 34 kittens after Hurricane Irma.
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CHICAGO — PAWS Chicago is looking for foster homes for 34 kittens rescued after Hurricane Irma.

The kittens were living in Florida shelters impacted by the hurricane before being brought to PAWS Chicago's Medical Center, 3516 W. 26th St., according to a news release from the shelter. They had faced being euthanized due to overcrowding at other shelters before PAWS took them in.

The kittens are suffering from ringworm, according to PAWS, and the shelter is treating them at its medical center. But animals with ringworm heal faster when being cared for in foster homes, so PAWS is looking for foster families without other pets to temporarily — or permanently — take in kittens.

PAWS is also asking for supporters to donate and volunteer with the shelter because it has increased needs after rescuing the kittens.

Information about fostering with PAWS Chicago is available online.

A video from PAWS shows some of the kittens: