Gertrude is 85 years old, has Parkinson’s Disease, and cares for the cats outside at her home in Portage Park.
Her neighbors help watch and care for her, and posted on Everyblock.com about two months ago looking for additional help with the cats. There were kittens born outside. I have found a lot of neighbors caring for cats in the past through EveryBlock. I highly recommend utilizing that site.
Since then, the adult feral cats were TNR’d. Joann answered the EveryBlock post and has been going to Gertrude’s home ever since to help socialize, care for and transport the kittens back and forth to PAWS Chicago for their vet appointments. Their initial admission date was delayed twice for a month now because the kittens were sick.
Today the kittens are going for what we are hoping will be their final admission date at PAWS and will be ready for adoption soon. Today is also the day that the five kittens from the KFC Colony will also hopefully be admitted.
Here is beautiful Gertrude with the kittens! Joann took these photos.