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Chicago Area Cats And Dogs Up For Adoption (1/13) (PHOTOS)

First Posted: 01/13/12 06:59 PM ET Updated: 01/13/12 06:59 PM ET

This week came with the wonderful news for Chicago animal lovers that Isis, the dog found beaten bloody in the streets after being abandoned by her owner last month, is beginning to trust people again while under the city's care -- and will be up for adoption soon.

But while Chicagoans wait to duke it out over the beautiful shepherd terrier mix, many other area cats and dogs are still sitting in shelters throughout the metropolitan area. This week, HuffPost Chicago has featured a new group of them as part of our continue series of weekly roundups featuring area pets available for adoption.

To our knowledge, all animals are spayed or neutered, microchipped and up-to-date with their tests and vaccinations.

If this slideshow doesn't satisfy your cute animal-viewing fix, be sure to check out past features linked below the gallery either by scrolling down or clicking here. Many of the previously featured animals remain homeless -- those who've already been adopted are noted with a "Spoken For!" tag.

As always, if you have an adoption shelter success story you would like to share, please send a note (and a picture) to chicago@huffingtonpost.com and we will be sure to feature your pet's tail, er, tale.

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Fiorella was given up through no fault of her own after her owners of seven years decided there was no more room for her in their family. She's a very sweet, affectionate and quirky cat. Fiorella loves attention and loves to be scratched on her head. Visit Fiorella at the Red Door Animal Shelter, 2410 W. Lunt Ave., Chicago. Click here or call (773) 764-2242 for more information.

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