WBEZ | animal control http://www.wbez.org/tags/animal-control Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en PAWS Chicago: Keeping the city's pets alive http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/paws-chicago-keeping-citys-pets-alive <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/puppies.JPG" alt="" /><p><p>Christmas is little more than a week away and that means some folks will wake up to find a warm and fuzzy gift under the tree: A puppy or a kitten! Sounds adorable but how practical a gift is an animal? And what about all our furry friends who don&rsquo;t have a home for the holiday?</p><p>To find out how our city is managing animal control, &quot;Eight Forty-Eight&quot; spoke to Paula Fasseas.&nbsp;Fasseas is the founder of the city&rsquo;s largest no-kill organization, <a target="_blank" href="http://www.pawschicago.org/">PAWS Chicago</a>.</p><p>Since opening its doors in 1997, PAWS has reduced the number of homeless dogs and cats killed annually by more than 50 percent.<br />&nbsp;</p></p> Wed, 15 Dec 2010 14:47:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/paws-chicago-keeping-citys-pets-alive PAWS Chicago founder on pets as presents http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/paws-chicago-founder-pets-presents <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/puppies.JPG" alt="" /><p><p>Christmas is little more than a week away and that means some folks will wake up to find a warm and fuzzy gift under the tree: A puppy or a kitten! Sounds adorable but how practical a gift is an animal? And what about all our furry friends who don&rsquo;t have a home for the holiday?</p><p>To find out how our city is managing animal control, &quot;Eight Forty-Eight&quot; spoke to Paula Fasseas.&nbsp;Fasseas is the founder of the city&rsquo;s largest no-kill organization, <a target="_blank" href="http://www.pawschicago.org/">PAWS Chicago</a>.</p><p>Since opening its doors in 1997, PAWS has reduced the number of homeless dogs and cats killed annually by more than 50 percent.</p></p> Wed, 15 Dec 2010 14:47:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/paws-chicago-founder-pets-presents