Another Sick Cat from the Peacock Colony

When I first started this blog in 2012, one of the first colonies I wrote about was the Peacock Colony. They were in sad shape. This colony of three, elderly cats were ultimately trapped, fostered, and adopted out into a life of luxury in their retirement home in New Hampshire. I regularly keep in touch… Read more »

Trapping Through the Snow

If the cat colony is hungry enough, they can be trapped any time of year. When I first started doing TNR: Trap-Neuter-Return, I was trapping year-round because kittens were being born year-round. I also was trying to get an injured cat. Now that the colony numbers are stabilized I can be more selective with the… Read more »

TNR Stands for Much More than Trap-Neuter-Return

TNR means caring for the outdoor feral cat colonies by providing food, water, shelter and medical care as needed after their spay/neuter surgeries and vaccinations. TNR means reporting on and monitoring the outdoor cat colony numbers. TNR means fostering and adopting out stray cats. TNR means finding and helping animals in alleys and streets, including… Read more »

Feral Cats Enjoying the Sunshine

Last night the James’ Gang Colony feral cats feasted on holiday ham and chicken. Today they stayed in my yard and followed the sun.  

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 »

Thank You for Your Support & Donations to Help Colony Cats!

A feral cat colony caregiver surprised me this week by signing up for scheduled monthly donations for the cats through Paypal. THANK YOU! If you are interested in donating, there is a Paypal link on the right hand side of this page. All donations are used to trap-neuter-return and continue to care for the colony… Read more »

Come See Outdoor Cat Houses All Over Chicago Today

We added another feral cat shelter to our yard yesterday. Now we have three wood shelters for the cat colony to choose from, and all three will have heating pads. The original cat house is to the right with the cat feeding station, and the new one is on the left, made from following Alley… Read more »

Learn How to Trap-Neuter-Return by Volunteering

You can gain hands-on experience and learn how to TNR by volunteering. Last spring I volunteered with Tree House Humane Society to help a woman caring for a colony of 29 cats in her yard, called the Luna Colony. She was an overwhelmed feeder who was elderly and living alone and could not TNR by herself…. Read more »

TNR and End Petlessness Campaign in Oregon

I went to Portland a few times last week and stumbled upon their Cat in Repose sculpture. Portland is one of my favorite layovers, but it is difficult to see so many homeless people, and many of these people have pets. Most of these pets are dogs, but I saw this woman with two kittens…. Read more »

How to Win Friends and Influence People to Help with TNR

A friend told me that she successfully trapped a cat over the weekend, and Tree House’s BVDM Mac Lean Spay/Neuter Clinic informed her the cat was already microchipped and neutered last year. My friend lives a block from The Cell Phones Colony. This cat colony is much harder to TNR because of opposition from the main… Read more »