04/13/2012 04:59 pm ET

Chicago Area Cats, Dogs & Other Pets Up For Adoption (4/13) (PHOTOS)

Even though Friday is the 13th day of April, we've got a feeling that this day could be a lucky one for any number of the adorable, adoptable animals featured in this week's shelter pet roundup.

This week brought news of Boots, the cat spared euthanasia by a curious bank which helped to overrule the wishes outlined in the will of her deceased former owner and see to it that she was brought to Cats are Purrsons Too, an area no-kill animal shelter.

Scroll down to check out photos of Chicagoland cats, dogs and other pets that are currently up for adoption at a number of area shelters. You might even find a Boots of your own.

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 remain homeless -- those whom we've heard have already been adopted are noted with a "Spoken For!" tag.



Chicago's Adoptable Pets - Week 23