TNR

Helping Felix, the Orange Cat, Get Ready for Adoption!

Felix was found sick in an alley by some kind volunteers on the near north side of Chicago last fall and brought to PAWS’ clinic to be neutered.   He was covered in itchy scabs from a flea allergy, dehydrated, and in need of a dental that was inflaming his gums and causing swollen glands… Read more »

Helping Caregivers with Cat Colony Management

Edda is a 60-year old woman with limited income and means caring for up to 20 cats in the Hermosa neighborhood of Chicago, an area filled with cats. This is a very common scenario on the west side of Chicago and all over for people who feed cats.   My TNR friend Oleksandra told me… Read more »

Mel, a Dumped Pet Cat, Gets TNR’d and Finds Another Home

Back in April we helped Katarina find her lost declawed pet cat, Nico. Another neighbor, Steve, eventually found Nico on his property.   In the meantime we TNR’d two other cats while we set out traps for Nico.   One of those cats was Bailey.  I wasn’t surprised to trap these other cats. There are… Read more »

The Charlie Chaplin Kittens are Getting Ready for Adoption

The four kittens trapped from the Charlie Chaplin Colony last week are already in the admission process for PAWS Chicago’s adoption program.   They just need to gain some weight and get fully vetted. Their first appointment for their vaccinations at PAWS is tomorrow, and we couldn’t be more proud of them!   They are complete… Read more »

How to Trap a Mama Cat and Kittens

When we started TNR on the Charlie Chaplin Colony, Melanie told us about a mama cat and kittens.   We trapped the mama cat, Katler, right away but let her go because we could see she was lactating and we weren’t sure if the kittens were completely weaned, or where they even were.   Melanie… Read more »

RIP Sweet Stacy

A young man named Atticus was worried about a TNR’d colony cat on his block. The cat was acting sick and lethargic, so Atticus posted this heartbreaking message on Everyblock, asking for help: “so there’s a feral cat, a sweet old man, who lives on my block. i think a neighbor across the street usually… Read more »

Saving Simon, the Sick Kitten, Off the Street

Say that five times fast! A woman named Margie called from another location in Avondale about a very sick kitten she found in front of her house, by himself right in her front yard.   It was supposed to start raining with tornado warnings really soon so Joann went straight to her house to pick… Read more »