03/01/2013 06:16 pm ET Updated Mar 02, 2013

Chicago Pets For Adoption (3/1) (PHOTOS)

With March 1, comes the end of meteorological winter, meaning warmer weather and lots of sunshine are right around the corner.

Taking advantage of some spring cleaning and find some extra room to take in an animal in need of a home? You're in luck.

Scroll down to check out photos of local adoptable rescue cats, dogs and rabbits from a number of Chicago-area shelters. To our knowledge, they've been spayed or neutered and are up to date with their vaccinations. Contact the shelter named to learn more about each animal.

If this slideshow doesn't satisfy your cute animal 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 still are in need of homes.

Chicago Pets For Adoption (3/1)