TNR One-Take Video

TommyCat Lee shows up to teach Frostie Mac Creamsicle about Trap-Neuter-Return, TNR, the humane method of managing and reducing the number of feral and stray cats outside. Frostie Mac is the eighth cat to be TNR’d from the Jose and the Pussycats Colony. TommyCat Lee was already TNR’d in 2012 from the Rockstar Colony. Frostie… Read more »

The TNR of Puffy the Feral Cat

Remember Puffy McWonder Tail? Well, I trapped him Saturday night, and took him to PAWS Chicago for his TNR Treatment on Sunday.  I named him well, because he was pissy, hissy, huffy and puffy the entire time. He would not stop lunging or growling every time he heard me or saw me peek under the… Read more »

A New Cat In My Yard To Be TNR’d

I have a new cat visiting my yard! It’s been awhile. The current line-up of my James’ Gang Colony was established when I TNR’d Honey Bouncy Bear in May 2011. So far the cats have been pretty accepting of this new visitor. He’s been coming the last few weeks, starting late night, and moving on… Read more »

Kitten Season

Spring has sprung! To me this means the feral cats start going crazy and really enjoying themselves outside. We even named two of the cats in my yard Springy and Sprungy when we trapped them one April because we had no idea they existed. They just showed up late one night in our yard. Since… Read more »

TNR Is Proven to Work in Cook County

Many pro-TNR advocates came to today’s hearing at the Commissioner’s  office. The numbers in this article speak for themselves: TNR works. There are less free-roaming cats outside ever since the Managed Care of Feral Cats Ordinance was passed in 2007. I’m obsessed with the Cat Math of TNR. I want to highlight and quote here the most… Read more »

Feral Cat Colony Management 101

Covered feral cat feeding station? Check. Insulated feral cat shelter filled with straw? Check. Outdoor heated water bowl? Check. Ear tipped and TNR’d feral cats bonding over their love of wet cat food? Check.

Public Hearing on the Cook County TNR Ordinance

There is a public hearing to review the 2007 Managed Care of Feral Cats Ordinance scheduled for Tuesday, March 19th, 11:30am, at the Cook County building, 118 N. Clark St., room 569. The ordinance is to be reviewed because anti-cat groups such as the Chicago Audubon Society got the attention of Cook County Commissioner Larry… Read more »

Some Indoor Cats are More Trapped Than Outdoor Cats

Such is the case of the Stealers Wheel Colony stuck in the hoarder home in my neighborhood that I wrote about in December. When I was there I counted up to 16 cats, 2 birds and a chihuahua. My original plan was to help this house get all of the cats fixed, and ultimately adopted… Read more »

A Road Well Traveled From the Alley to My Yard

I was so engrossed checking out cat paw prints around the neighborhood that I forgot to take a look at the path the James’ Gang Colony use for access to my own yard. This path is the gangway next to my garage. There are stepping stones along the path but I did not get a… Read more »