PAWS Chicago & The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation: Partners In Public Duty

There is an absolutely wonderful project on display in downtown Chicago for the next few weeks!  “PAWS Chicago” (Pets Are Worth Saving), in partnership with the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation, sold 100 unpainted dog statues to artists and businesses in the Chicago area.  Each ‘owner’ painted the statues to pay tribute to fallen Chicago Police Officers and their families, K9 Officers (of the fur persuasion), and animals who are waiting to be adopted by loving families.  There have been 575 Chicago Police Officers killed in the line of duty.

There are 100 doggie displays in the downtown area.  After the displays are taken down, they will be put up for auction.  The organizers of this marvelous event are hoping to raise $250,000 which will go to PAWS Chicago and the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation.  What wonderful, worthwhile causes!

So here’s to police officers, K9 partners, the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation folks, and the amazing people who run PAWS Chicago and do such an incredible job at helping our furry friends.

  17 comments for “PAWS Chicago & The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation: Partners In Public Duty

  1. August 12, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    Oh my gosh Cher, this has me tearing up. That’s 575 too many wonderful police men and women. I hope they raise $300.000 !!!!!

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    • August 12, 2017 at 2:22 pm

      Ah, bless; indeed, John. I agree with everything you said. I’ll try and get more pictures of other displays before they are taken down in a few weeks! Thank you, John! Cher xo

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  2. August 12, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    A great idea, Cher. Kudos to the Chicago Police Dept. Great subject for your post. 😍

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    • August 12, 2017 at 6:25 pm

      Why thank you so much, dear Carol! And by the way, it is lovely to see you!! Cher xo

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  3. August 12, 2017 at 9:09 pm

    PAWS is truly a wonderful organization. This is fabulous.

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    • August 12, 2017 at 9:20 pm

      Ah, they sure are! I hope they raise a lot of money with this awesome project! Cher xo

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  4. August 13, 2017 at 1:17 am

    I hope, they get much money to help our loving four feet friends. Paws is a wonderful organisation.

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    • August 13, 2017 at 9:40 am

      Oh yes, me too! It sure is a wonderful organization!! Thank you! Cher xo

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  5. August 13, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    What a wonderful project. Thank you for bringing it to our attention. Letting my Pinterest friends know about the chance to help our canine friends

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  6. josypheen
    August 13, 2017 at 9:14 pm

    What a lovely idea. So you can walk about trying to find all the doggos? 🙂

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    • August 13, 2017 at 9:26 pm

      Isn’t it cool? Oh yes, there are 100 doggies that you can see all over the downtown area! I’ll try and take some more pics before they take them down!! Thanks, Josy! Cher xo

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  7. August 14, 2017 at 2:38 am

    This is really cute and a lovely idea. 🙂

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  8. September 7, 2017 at 3:14 pm

    Magnificent! Thank you for sharing this with us.

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    • September 7, 2017 at 3:20 pm

      Why thank you so much! I must say, it is delightful to see you!! Cher xo

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      • September 7, 2017 at 3:34 pm

        Thank you. I haven’t been very active with the blog for a while. Life seems to get in the way at times, but I do enjoy reading them . Please keep in touch.

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      • September 7, 2017 at 7:18 pm

        Oh yes, I certainly know what you mean. Thank you! I shall, and you as well! Cher xo

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