We Did It!!
April 08, 2017
BENEFITING: TREE HOUSE HUMANE SOCIETY
Currently there are 28 feral cats living in one alley in the West Loop of Chicago Illinois. This fundraiser is to raise money for the Tree House Humane Society to trap, neuter, and return (TNR) these feral cats. They will also be vaccinated, microchipped and treated for any injuries or parasites. Any cats that can be socialized will be assessed and potentially put up for adoption.
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Below are some questions that have been asked. If you have any further questions, please visit http://www.treehouseanimals.org
- "HOW ARE YOU GOING TO ACCOMPLISH THIS TASK?" - Humane traps will be baited with cat food to lure the cats in. Once the cats are trapped, they will be picked up and taken to the Tree House’s B.D.V.M Spay/Neuter Clinic at 1629 N. Ashland. Once the cats have been sterilized, they will be returned to their home in the alley where they will continue to live comfortably and happy.
- "WHY DON'T YOU TRY AND ADOPT THEM ALL OUT?" - Feral cats are closer to wild animals than friendly house cats. They are very skittish and fearful of humans. They do not present a risk to the people who live around them because of their timid nature. For these reasons, it is better to allow them to live where they are most happy and comfortable.
- "WHAT ABOUT THE PEOPLE WHO WORK OR LIVE NEAR THE ALLEY? WHAT IF THE CATS ARE A NUISANCE?" - It is common in suburban or rural areas for feral cats to present some obstacles for residents. However in an urban environment, feral cats are fantastic asset! Feral cats keep the rodent population under control which is always a huge relief for anyone.
- "HOW WILL THEY SURVIVE IN THE COMING WINTER?" - Efforts are being made to create insulated cat homes out of plastic jumbo sized storage boxes. They will also be fed during the winter by the surrounding community, and volunteers who works at a pet supply store.