With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, the needs of Chicagoland’s homeless, lost and abused pets often get overlooked. More than 6,000 homeless pets die each year in Chicago on the streets or when placed in traditional shelters.

The Drive’s Sherman and Tingle and JEWEL-OSCO want to help our furry friends in need with Operation: Santa PAWS!  We’ve teamed up with PAWS Chicago — an organization dedicated to building no-kill communities — to collect new toys, food, and cash donations for those animals who don’t have homes or families for the holidays.


• • • •  1   • • • •   Join The Drive LIVE Saturday, December 2nd from 9am-5pm at the JEWEL-OSCO in Skokie. The Drive will be on-site all day collecting items for pets in need. The JEWEL-OSCO is located at in . Click here for a map.

• • • •  2  • • • •   Drop off items or cash donations at the two PAWS Chicago locations now through December 2nd: Chicago Adoption Center on 1997 N. Clybourn Avenue and the North Shore Adoption Center inside the Highland Park PETCO on 1616 Deerfield Road.

• • • •  3  • • • •    Click here to visit the PAWS website and donate today!

Here are some of the most needed items on Chicago PAWS Wish List:

  Dry and wet dog or cat food
•  Treats
•  Poop bags
•  Kong Toys & Kong Filler for dogs
•  Wand toys for cats
•  Pill Pockets (cat & dog)
•  Collars and nylon leashes
•  Litter boxes or aluminum disposable trays
•  Cat litter

Click here for the complete Wish List.

Imagine the simple joy a new toy could bring to a pup or kitty’s eyes on Christmas morning. For our four-legged friends, it’s often the smallest gesturesthat mean the most.

Thanks in advance for helping pets in need!