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BROOKLYN, NY and CHICAGO, IL – March 18, 2015 – PALMco announced today its support of PAWS Chicago, the city’s largest No Kill humane organization focused on creating solutions to end the killing of homeless pets. PALMco contributed $5,000 to support PAWS Chicago’s 9th Annual Animal Magnetism event, which hopes to raise more funds to help save and care for thousands of pets.

“We strongly believe in PAWS Chicago’s mission of saving homeless pets and giving them a second chance by matching them with loving, caring families,” said Robert Palmese, President of PALMco. “Chicago has been experiencing bitter cold and snow, and a prolonged winter like this year’s can be life-threatening for pets on the street. We hope that our partnership will help protect our four-legged friends and we thank PAWS Chicago for working hard day and night to find shelter and new families for them.”

“PAWS Chicago is so appreciative of our community supporters like PALMco,” said Caitlin Lisa, Special Events Manager for PAWS Chicago. “We do not receive financial support from federal, state or local government so our lifesaving work is 100 percent reliant upon the community’s generosity. Wonderful event sponsors like PALMco are integral in our life-saving efforts, providing the operational support we need to medically treat and care for thousands of homeless pets each year. We cannot thank them enough for their contribution and dedication to our No Kill mission.”

Animal Magnetism, on March 20, provides a night to remember for animals and humans alike. The event helps support PAWS Chicago’s commitment to ensuring that every rescued pet receives the individualized, nurturing care they need for a happy, healthy life. In 2014, PAWS Chicago found new families for 5,952 homeless pets.

This new partnership is part of “PALMco Cares®,” a larger effort to give back to the communities in which PALMco operates. Launched in December 2013, PALMco Cares®’ inaugural campaign donates $1 per month for each participating gas and/or electric account to the American Childhood Cancer Organization (ACCO). In January 2014, PALMco announced that it had surpassed the initial goal of $10,000 but is continuing to offer the opportunity for customers to opt into donating to ACCO.

PALMco also recently renewed its commitment to funding environmental science projects in partnership with, a non-profit crowdfunding platform where teachers can request classroom resources. To date, PALMco has funded 221 classroom projects in low-income neighborhoods in Connecticut, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.

To learn more about PALMco Cares®, visit

About PAWS Chicago

PAWS Chicago (Pets Are Worth Saving) is a national model in animal sheltering, committed to bringing an end to the killing of homeless cats and dogs.  As Chicagoland’s largest No Kill shelter, PAWS has helped to reduce the number of homeless pets killed in the city by 71 percent since its founding in 1997.

In 2014, PAWS Chicago found homes for 5,952 homeless pets through its Lincoln Park and North Shore Adoption Centers and performed 18,290 spay and neuter surgeries through its Lurie Clinic and GusMobile Spay/Neuter Van. These two medical resources give PAWS Chicago the ability to provide free and low-cost spay/neuter surgeries, vaccinations and humane education to under-resourced families and neighborhoods that need the most help in controlling pet population.

Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest independent evaluator, has consistently given PAWS Chicago its highest four-star ratings, placing the organization in the top 1% of charities in the nation.  Visit for more information.

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