Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Mimi and Isabella

Our two rescues. Meanwhile, we expect the traps to arrive this week, and so will be trapping cats soon. We could really really really use your help on this -- to take cats to the appointment and/or to pick them up. I believe we're going to start going to the Anti-Cruelty Society, which does feral spay/neuter during the week, not just on the weekend. If you can help, even just once, please contact us.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008


Motorboat purrs to Claire D., Patricia H. (Bunnyslippers), Marilyn Z ., and Julie L. for their donations ... and the lovely cards. We're really hoping to get back to trapping this weekend. In the meantime, your donations have bought cat food, a couple traps, and given us a wonderful cushion for when we actually catch some cats -- hopefully this weekend!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008


Purrs to Cheryl P., Mary O., Bob T., Vera T., and Nan and Shelly W. for the generous donations! Also thanx to Puddy, Koogle, and Spanky, who apparently exerted great pressure on their humans to get them to write a check. The cats thank you!

We didn't trap last weekend because of Mother's Day and the weather. We hope to resume trapping shortly.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

help us trap! this weekend!

We're planning on trapping this weekend, and have three (possibly five) traps. However, we need help (a) keeping cats Saturday night into Sunday, (b) taking the cats to PAWS Chicago Sunday morning (c) returning Sunday around 5 pm and (d) keeping cats Sunday into Monday or Tuesday, and then releasing them back into the alley.

Good places to foster overnight would be a garage, a quiet bathroom, an enclosed porch, a shed ...any safe, quiet place. They will stay in the trap the entire time.

PAWS Chicago clinic is in Little Village and you could enjoy a field trip while doing a good deed!

Please leave a note for us in the comments field with a valid email address if you can help, and I'll get back to you!

Friday, May 2, 2008

Mimi/Edyta is available for adoption

One of the first cats caught by this project was a pregnant female called Mimi. Poor Mimi had clearly had many kittens during her short life, but was so nice and friendly that Tree House took her in! She is now available for adoption! Her Tree House name is "Edyta" which is pronounced e-DEE-ta. She is healthy and affectionate, and loves to be pet and held.

Tree House's Bucktown branch is 1629 N. Ashland Avenue, open Tuesdays noon-8pm, Wednesdays through Friays noon-7pm, and weekends noon-6pm.

Currently Tree House has 163 cats available for adoption at the Uptown branch and 46 cats at the Bucktown branch. For more information about how to adopt and to read about all the other cats see Tree House

I was promised a pic of Edyta 'in situ' and will update when I get it!