This week, as Woodstock Willie disagreed with Punxsutawney Phil over the length of the upcoming spring, many fellow furry friends are sitting in shelters and foster homes throughout the Chicago area with the hope of finding their forever homes.
Continuing our ongoing partnership with several area shelters, below is HuffPost Chicago's roundup of several cats, dogs and other pets in the area who are currently available for adoption. We also have good news to report on several pets featured in recent roundups who have been adopted.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be sure to feature your pet's tail, er, tale.