PAWS Chicago

Free Cat Spay/Neuter Surgeries Offered In December

PAWS Chicago is offering free cat spay/neuter surgeries and other discounted services for specific zip codes on Chicago’s south side. Please help spread the word! I’m teaming up with Chicago TNR again next week in Englewood to help trap some cats and bring them to PAWS’ clinic for their TNR spay/neuter packages. Here is part of… Read more »

Helping Community Cats in Englewood

I met George earlier this year in the waiting room of PAWS Chicago’s Lurie Spay/Neuter Clinic. We both had cats in traps that we brought in for their Trap-Neuter-Return TNR treatment. We’ve been in touch ever since. I’ve lent her some of my traps all year because George has done a remarkable amount of work… Read more »

How to Make 100 Outdoor Cat Shelters in One Weekend

If you Google “outdoor cat shelter” you get 1.3 million results, with lots of ideas and instructions on how to make one cat shelter at a time. There are tons of great resources out there on how to custom-build outdoor cat houses using scrap materials to save money and I encourage everyone to make their… Read more »

Update on Vito

Remember we were all worried about Vito the other day? It turns out he has made a full recovery because the mass on his jaw was actually an infection. Antibiotics took care of it. Catnip makes him smile. Vito is a former feral colony cat that was trapped-neutered-returned TNR’ed to the V Colony. Then he… Read more »

How TNR Started for Me

I first learned about Trap Neuter Return, or TNR, in 2004 because a cat that looked pretty sick showed up in my yard and would not let me near it. I went online and found out about TNR and how it worked from Alley Cat Allies, a national organization that advocates for the humane treatment of outdoor feral cats. From… Read more »