4 Chicago Animal Shelters You Should Follow On Instagram
By Kate Shepherd in News on Jan 20, 2016 4:50PM
A great way to cheer yourself up during this dreary January weather is by following a few of Chicago's animal shelters on Instagram. The sweet pictures might inspire you to adopt an adorable new friend, or at least look into volunteering for a shelter. And since space can be tight for animal shelters in the winter, you might decide there's no time like the present to adopt a furry friend.
PAWS Chicago https://www.instagram.com/pawschicago/
PAWS is one of Chicago's best-known no-kill pet adoption shelters and also runs a spray/neuter clinic. If you have time, browse through their listings of the cats and dogs available for adoption. It is hard to look without wanting to take one home with you! They post pictures of cute animals who've been adopted on their Instagram page:
“Thank you PAWS for helping us start our little family. Smokey (formerly Alley) and The Bandit (formerly Tully) are the best big brother and sister (except when they steal cheese sticks).” #ThrowbackThursday to the best big brother and sister that any kid could ask for! Thanks for the share Heather and keep sending us your stories! Don’t forget, adopting a pet will not only change their life but yours as well. Thinking of meeting your match? Stop by our Adoption Center to meet our adoptables!
Anti-Cruelty Society https://www.instagram.com/anticruelty/
If you wander through River North frequently, you've probably noticed the Anti-Cruelty's large building on LaSalle Street. They also post adorable cats, dogs, guinea pigs, rabbits and rats available for adoption on their Instagram feed:
Chicago Animal Care and Control https://www.instagram.com/cacc_adoptable_pets/
The City of Chicago's official shelter posts pictures of adoptable pets on their Instagram feed. You can go visit the animals before adoption at 2741 S. Western Ave.:
Mr. Bill A140928 Mr. Bill is a 1 year old male catahoula mix who came into the shelter on 11/29 as a stray. Mr. Bill is a very friendly guy. He LOVES to get attention from his volunteer friends. He leans into us for petting and rolls on his back for belly rubs. Photo by @joshfeeneyphotography #catahoula #catahoulasofinstagram #catahoulamix #adopt #rescue #adoptdontshop #cacc
ALIVE Rescue https://www.instagram.com/aliverescue/
ALIVE has many wonderful cats and dogs available for adoption and they do a great job of keeping their followers updated on Instagram:
Well...I suppose that's one way to sleep. Adoptable duo, Jingle and Belle, are sleeping late since it's the weekend. Hope you're sleeping in, too, and staying warm! Jingle and Belle are available for adoption at www.aliverescue.org. #aliverescue #thelittlebarn #adopt #adoptdontshop #rescue #rescuedog #rescuedogsofinstagram #shelterdog #shelterdogsrock #foster #spayandneuter #kittens #kittensofinstagram #excellent_cats #meowbox #purr #jingleandbelleneedforeverhomes