PAWS Chicago is a national model in animal sheltering, committed to bringing an end to the killing of homeless cats and dogs.
Tree House Humane Society's $7 million coffeehouse and cat shelter, behind schedule, overbudget and under new leadership, is set to open in Chicago's West Rogers Park neighborhood late this year.
Tree House Humane Society's Interim Executive Director Kerri Burns and board member Christopher Ott take us on a tour of their $7 million coffeehouse and cat shelter, set to open in Chicago's West Rogers Park neighborhood late this year. (Abel Uribe / Chicago Tribune)
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Opened in July 2012, Harmony House’s new cageless no-kill adoption center showcases our cats and kittens for adoption in Chicago’s greenest shelter.PAWS Chicago fosters provide a lifesaving service for homeless cats and dogs. Fosters open their homes to care for sick and injured pets, animals having trouble adjusting to shelter life, pets who need work on their socialization skills, or those who simply need time to grow before being ready for adoption.Seventy-five years later the AWL has grown to become the largest humane facility in the Chicagoland area, serving over 22,000 animals annually from more than 64 communities. Its multi-faceted mission: to prevent cruelty to animals, provide quality homes through its adoption program, promote respect and compassion for all creatures through education, provide shelter and care for homeless and unwanted animals, reduce pet overpopulation through low cost spay/neuter clinics, provide veterinary care for low-income pet owners and relieve the suffering of all animals - is carried out by a dedicated staff and volunteers.TNR is that next step in decreasing the kill-rate in Chicago. TNR includes humanely trapping the cats; bringing them to a vet clinic or a low-cost spay/neuter clinic for spay/neuter, vaccinations and micro-chipping; and then returning them to where they are living, continuing to feed them, provide shelter and keep an eye on their health and well-being.The city pound can't hold all the dogs and cats it would save under a no-kill policy. Where will they go? The proposal calls for the city to "recommit itself" to partnerships with private shelters and rescue groups that work to find homes for stray and surrendered pets. To make that work, PAWS Chicago, the pet rescue advocacy group and a strong voice for the no-kill movement, has said Animal Care and Control needs an annual budget of $10 million or more. The City Council approved a 2017 budget of $6.3 million for Animal Care and Control.Tree House Humane Society's Interim Executive Director Kerri Burns and board member Christopher Ott take us on a tour of their $7 million coffeehouse and cat shelter, set to open in Chicago's West Rogers Park neighborhood late this year. (Abel Uribe / Chicago Tribune)