10/27/2011 04:41 pm ET Updated Dec 27, 2011

Chicago Area Dogs And Cats Up For Adoption (PHOTOS)

HuffPost Chicago has partnered with three animal shelters in the metropolitan area to spotlight a selection of adoptable, adorable cats and dogs each week. In honor of the Halloween holiday, this week we've been sure to include a couple of lucky black cats.

We've also included an adoption shelter success story. If you have your own shelter pet story you would like to share, be sure to send a note (and a picture) to

Photos appear courtesy of the Evanston Animal Shelter's Community Animal Rescue Effort, Felines Inc. and Famous Fido Rescue and Adoption Alliance. To our knowledge, all animals are spayed or neutered, microchipped and up-to-date with their tests and vaccinations.

If you missed last week's group of cats and dogs available for adoption, check them out here. They are all still looking for their forever homes.

And if you cannot take in any more pets today, all the shelters could use donations to help them continue doing the work they do.

Chicago's Adoptable Pets - Week 2