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In Little Village, the work at the PAWS Chicago clinic welcomed 76 new comers: 51 dogs and 25 cats, all brought in overnight from Oklahoma.

After last week’s tornado, pets who were separated from their owners began arriving to Oklahoma City shelters.  Those who were already there needed a new place to go.

Over the weekend, a dedicated team travelled by caravan from Chicago to Oklahoma City to help the shelter there.

“They took in over 150 pets over a very short period of time,” said volunteer  Laura Slivka.  “So what we did is we went down and transferred and saved the lives of 75 who otherwise would have been euthanized because they have to make space for the ones coming in from the disaster. “

Tomorrow, another caravan will travel from the PAWS Chicago adoption center in Lincoln Park.

Adoptions are from 11 a.m.  to 6 p.m. tomorrow at PAWS Chicago on Clybourn.  About 50 of the rescued animals will be available at that time. The rest still need to be checked out by vets before being cleared.

Also, the pets who were left homeless after the storm will have 30 days at the Oklahoma shelter to wait to be claimed. After that time they will be up for adoption as well.

PAWS is planning another trip down there at that time to get more pets.

You can see the pets up for adoption at