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Lights of Love at Tree House Humane Society


The Lights of Love isn’t only a Tree House Humane Society tradition, it’s a community tradition in Uptown.

On December 11, the Tree House Humane Society opens it’s doors for the event culminating with the lighting of over 40,000 Italian lights. It’s beautiful, not only looking spectacular but it’s what each candles signifies, which is a person or pet who is longer with us.

It is an event, and for that matter, a shelter that is built on love.

Tours of the shelter, and accompanying snacks and music begin in the heated tent at 1212. W. Carmen at 3 p.m. and continues until 8 p.m. I will be the emcee for my 11th year, and again reading The Rainbow Bridge, as the lights are simultaneously lit at about 6:15 p.m.

Tree House is the oldest no kill, cageless cat shelter in Chicago, and is known around America for program, from kitten socialization classes to overseeing and assisting trap, neuter, return activities. Tree House also offers low cost spay/neuter services at the Mac Lean Clinic, 1629 N. Ashland Avenue.

Reservation are not required for visiting. There’s a suggest admission of $5 to help Tree House feed their kitties, and $10 per light to remember a loved one, a person or a pet.
Learn more, call 773-784-5488.  

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