When you adopt from a no-kill shelter, you save two lives. The animal you adopt and the one that replaces them.

General Membership Meeting

Peoples Animal Welfare Society

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

7:00 p.m.

Location:  Tinley Park Historical Society

6727 174th St.

Tinley Park, IL

Nominations for the Board of Directors will take place at this meeting.

Please plan on attending.

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Our new friend Cool Whip here would like to talk to you about the importance of spay and neuter.
Cool Whip came to us at 7 years old with Pyometra- an infection in her uterus which would have caused her to die. When she came in, our dear friends at Midwest Animal Hospital immediately took her in for lifesaving surgery, so Cool Whip would live. She also unfortunately has heartworm and will need to undergo treatment for that too.
What prevents pyometra? Spaying your pets! Spaying and neutering your pet isn’t just to prevent puppies and kittens (although that is a bonus since every shelter or rescue you contact is drowning in animals!), but it also can literally save your pets life! Pyometra, cancer, many unwanted behaviors- these can all be prevented! We offer low cost neuter certificates that can be purchased and used at following vets.
Spay and neuter your pets!

Midwest Animal Hospital

Wolf Road & 183rd Place
Orland Park, IL 60467

Animal Care Center of St. John

10801 Wicker Avenue
St. John, IN 46373

Avenue Animal Hospital PC

16736 Oak Park Ave
Tinley Park, IL 60477

Other resources offering low cost spay and neuter programs are South Suburban Humane Society, Spay Illinois and PAWS Chicago Lurie Clinic.


*Cool Whip is looking for a foster home to crash in while she undergoes heartworm treatment. Interested in fostering to adopt? Go to our adoption page and click on her picture to complete an application. Can’t foster or adopt? Consider making a donation to help with the care of Cool Whip and her friends at the shelter!

Click here to register.



We have partnered with Chewy.com & they have generously offered to donate $20 for every new customer who makes a purchase!  All you have to do is use the link below & make a purchase & we will receive $20.  So go ahead & order a lil’ something nice for your pet & all their friends!  It’s a win-win for everyone!

Click here to make your purchase count for P.A.W.S.

Amazon Wish List

We are often asked if there are things that we need that can be shipped from Amazon. There sure are! You can find our Amazon Wish List by clicking this link: Amazon Wish List

Fresh Step Paw Points

Did you know that you can donate points from every purchase of Fresh Step cat litter to help our shelter? Join the Paw Points Rewards Program & donate your points to help us earn things like cat litter & comfy beds for our kitties!  Join the Paw Points Rewards Program


Minnie’s Memorial Fund

The Minnie Memorial Fund which was created years ago by Joan and Wayne Hochwarter after their beloved Minnie passed away. This fund is used for our special needs dogs who may require expensive procedures and surgeries in order to give those dogs a chance for a good life. Besides selling dog bandanas at all events and the Tinley Park Farmers Market, each year on Minnie’s anniversary, Joan and Wayne Hochwarter honor their Minnie by donating $5,000 to the memorial fund. May 11th marked Minnie’s 7th anniversary. What a bittersweet day for all who knew Minnie. P.A.W.S. Tinley Park would not be able to do these life saving procedures without the Minnie Fund and we would like to say “thank you” so very much for Joan and Wayne’s dedication to our special needs dogs. When Joan spoke about Minnie’s fund she said, “Seven years and the tears continue to flow but she does live on in “Minnie’s Dogs”.


As a non-profit organization, we could not keep our shelter open without the help of our generous Partners. Each of these businesses provides valuable services to the Shelter. From organizing an event or taking care of our animals and the shelter grounds, each of these Partners plays a special role in helping us with our mission of caring for and finding ‘furever’ homes for our animals.