02/22/2013 05:57 pm ET Updated Feb 22, 2013

Chicago Pets For Adoption (2/22) (PHOTOS)

February is almost over -- and that means the worst of winter is likely behind us here in Chicago.

What better way to look forward to spring than to bring a new friend into your life? We've, once again, rounded up another group of Chicago-area pets currently up for adoption in and around the city. They are all in need of and ready for their new forever homes.

Unable to take in a new pet but still want to help out? PAWS Chicago is hosting its seventh annual Animal Magnetism event Friday at Galleria Marchetti, 825 W. Erie St. The party is a pet-friendly event allowing animal lovers and their furry friends to enjoy dancing and dinner together while also raising funds for PAWS.

Scroll down to check out photos of local adoptable rescue cats, dogs and rabbits from a number of 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 (2/22)