2017 Year
In Review

Save, Rehabilitate, Adopt
Sick, Injured, Stray, or Feral Cats

Saving Cats' Lives Every Day

2017 was a year of growth and change for Tree House Humane Society. In July, we celebrated the grand opening of our new shelter which includes an expansive resident veterinary clinic and comfortable cageless cat adoption rooms with catios (enclosed outdoor cat patios). As we share our 2017 impact, we also look to the future. We remain steadfast in our commitment to sick, injured, stray, and community cats and will continue to evolve our programs to increase our effectiveness in serving them and our community.

687

CATS ADOPTED

728

SPAY & NEUTER SURGERIES

268

CATS AT WORK

185

VOLUNTEERS

HELPING CATS IN OUR COMMUNITY

Hundreds of thousands of cats live outside in Chicago. They prefer outdoor life and do not seek human interaction. In fact, they prefer to be left alone. However, without human intervention, they reproduce quickly. One female cat can have an estimated 75 kittens in her lifetime. Her female kittens will do the same. The multiplication is staggering. Tree House is committed to containing the feral cat population. We do this through Trap Neuter Return, in which we spay/neuter feral cats and return them to their communities, support of volunteer feral cat colony managers, who care for community cats and provide them with food, water, and shelter, and our innovative Cats At Work program that places feral cats in residential and commercial settings to provide rodent control.

MORE THAN A BUILDING

2017 marked our move into our new shelter. Far more than a building, this new facility enables us to provide complete veterinary care and rehabilitation to stray and feral cats and those struggling with illness, injury, and chronic medical conditions. Our goal is to find every healthy and treatable cat a forever home.

Where the Money Comes From
Where the Money Goes
At the end of 2017, Tree House Humane Society had an operating surplus of nearly $153,000 (unaudited figures)

Dabble is alive, mobile and adopted

Because of You

You Can Make a Difference.