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Articles: TNR – trap, neuter, return

August 29 2014

Working Cat Program Helps to Banish Rats

Q: If you’re such an animal lover, why do you endorse feral cat colonies being placed where rats are for rat control? — B.C.D., Chicago, IL A: So, you like rats, do you? Domestic pet rats are, in fact, great pets; they’re very interactive and surprisingly intelligent. Sadly, pet rats don’t live very long. City…

May 23 2014

Public Officials Table Illinois Animal Welfare Bill To Write Something Better

Illinois SB0648,  sponsored by public officials State Senator Andy Manar  (48th district) and House sponsor Wayne Rosenthal (95th District) wouldn’t have benefited animals, despite both public officials’ hearts being in the right place. Following several blog posts (by colleagues’s Kathy Mordini of Raining Cats & Dogs andDancing Dog Blogger Mary Haight) and a public outcry, I met by phone privately with Rosenthal, who…

May 19 2014

Illinois Animal Shelters Will Ultimately Benefit; The Real Story

Illinois Animal shelters and rescues are overwhelmed as it is. Pet blogging colleagues’s Kathy Mordini of Raining Cats & Dogs and Dancing Dog Blogger Mary Haight both did superb jobs of articulated why a bill proposed in Illinois, SB0648,  sponsored by State Senator Andy Manar  (48th district) and House sponsor Wayne Rosenthal (95th District) was not a good…

April 2 2014

Feral Cats Unfairly Maligned

Dogs are man’s best friends, but cats have a target on their backs. The latest to take aim was Richard Conniff in a New York Times op-ed piece March 21 headlined, “The Evil of the Outdoor Cat.” He takes aim at feral cats, in particular. So, now cats are evil. Sounds like the Middle Ages, when…

December 11 2013

Lights of Love for Cats, Tree House Humane

Lights of Love celebrates the season at Tree House Humane Society, and remembers those no longer with us. It’s a beautiful event with thousands of Italian lights in and around the Tree House. Each light represents a pet or person to be remembered. It’s a family friendly event, and not fancy – dress as you…

October 4 2013

Taming Me: Memoir of a Clever Island Cat

 “Taming Me: Memoir of a Clever Island Cat,” by Cathy Unruh, is about cats who live on an island and sometimes are abused by people who live there, or worse. The story is narrated by a cat (a clever one) who lived on Cat Cay Island (that’s a real place in the Bahamas), and the…

June 28 2013

HomeAgain Heroes, Don't Let Anyone Tear Them Away

Mariah Carey, Enrique Iglesias, David Bowie and Bonnie Tyler are among many performers who’ve sung the praise of heroes in their songs. Carey’s ballad, “Hero” (1993), written by Walter Afanasieff, includes the lyrics:  “Lord knows dreams are hard to follow,  But they don’t let anyone tear them away.  Hold on, there will be tomorrow.  In…

June 21 2013

Tree House Stray Cat Strut

The Eighth Annual Stray Cat Strut is June 22, starting at Tree House Humane Society. 1212 W. Carmen Ave. With every step you take – you will indeed help a cat. and potentially save cats’ lives… particularly the contingent of special needs kitties at Tree House (as demonstrated in the video below). Also, dollars raised will help the Tree…

June 8 2013

Cats Everywhere, Pets-A-Palooza! & Dining with Fido: Steve Dale's Pet World

Steve Dale’s Pet World on WGN Radio on Saturday, June 8 features cats, cats, cats to start – beginning with Jenny Schlueter Schleeter of Tree House Humane Society at 1:05 p.m. CDT. She’ll talk about how Tree House deals with feral or community cats, a unique plan that includes trap, neuter, return as well as…

May 24 2013

Without Cats, Birds Would Suffer So Would We

What would happen if all the world’s cats vanished? That’s the question posed by Natalie Wolchover on the Mother Nature Network.  And it’s a particularly relevant question since several ‘bird groups’ have recently and repeatedly pursued lots of press alleging that innocent wildlife is being exterminated by community cats. The allegation is that songbirds are…

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