Tree House Humane Society Black Cat Ball was October 17 at National 27, 325 W. Huron. Special guests included New York Times bestselling author, Gwen Cooper, author of “Homer’s Odyssey” and “Love Saves the Day” and Will Braden, the creator of internet cat video celebrity, “Henri Le Chat Noir.” I co-hosted the event joined by my WGN Radio partner in crime, Bill Moller. The purpose... Read more »
Black Cat Ball, a party to support homeless cats, is Thursday, October 17, 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at National 27, 325 W. Huron. Tree House Humane Society needs your help now, as the shelter is in the midst of a capital campaign to support building their new location on the north side of the city.... Read more »
Tree House Humane Society recently held a swanky flapper-style fundraiser – and you cold only enter the Room 13 Speakeasy (3222 N. Sheffield at the Old Chicago Inn) with a secret password. Oooops – it was brown tabby; I gave it away. Dave DeFuniak, executive director at Tree House offered a sneak preview of what... Read more »
Tree House Humane Society and Chicago are doing something right. After all, at a time when too many shelters all around the country are having difficulty adopting cats into homes and at the same time cat population is on the decline (by nine percent according to the American Veterinary Medical Association), this Chicago No Kill and... Read more »
Tree House Humane Society Lights of Love may be my very favorite event at any shelter. Hundreds attend to honor pets and people who are remembered with a candle….and a honored with a Christmas light. In all, thousands of lights are aglow. It’s beautiful. It’s touching. The event is December 8, from 5 to 8... Read more »
The Black Cat Ball to benefit the Tree House Humane Society was October 18 at Nacional 27. This was the most successful Black Cat Ball, ever! The room filled with fun, food and margarita! Catnip helped too. Special speaker was Jackson Galaxy, Galaxy, host of “My Cat From Hell” on Animal Planet and author of “Cat Daddy: What the World’s... Read more »
The Tree House Humane Society celebrated 40 years at the Black Cat Ball, October 21 at the Red Canary. It was quite the cat party!
The Tree House Humane Society is celebrating 40 years. Here’s a video retrospective about this legendary and innovative Chicago cat-only shelter, with a surprise special announcement….
Tree House Humane Society is celebrating their 40th Anniversary. Listen HERE (may take a moment to load) to Executive Director Dave DeFuniak and Development Director Jenny Schlueter talk about how innovative Tree House has been, and continues to be. For starters, all cat shelters were very much a rarity 40-years ago. Tree House has from... Read more »
There are marches for peace, for Brest Cancer, and for cats. Tree House Humane Society annual Stray Cat Strut was June 4, starting at the shelter’s Uptown location at Carmen and Broadway, then strutting to the Lake and back to the shelter for a barbecue. If there’s anytime to stand up for cat’s it’s June,... Read more »