Posts tagged "Dave DeFuniak"

Frostbitten Cat Saved by Tree House Humane Society and Caring Chicagoan

Frostbitten Cat Saved by Tree House Humane Society and Caring Chicagoan
Tree House Humane Society saved a cat suffering from severe frostbite. Actually, the story begins with a woman in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood who noticed paw prints in the snow and heard crying last week during Chicago’s extreme cold and subzero temperatures. She eventually spotted the kitten and instantly reached out for help. The cat was in... Read more »

Pet Food Trends, Merrick Pet Foods on Steve Dale's Pet World

Pet Food Trends, Merrick Pet Foods on Steve Dale's Pet World
Merrick Pet Foods Pete Brace, VP of Communications and Pet Parent Relations offers Easter Brunch, and talks about pet food trends, particularly, buzz words like all-natural, grain fee, locally sourced on Steve Dale’s Pet World on WGN Radio. Listen HERE to find out if these are merely marketing terms or do they matter? Pete also makes... Read more »

Tree House Black Cat Ball: Playing in the Sand Box

Tree House Black Cat Ball: Playing in the Sand Box
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 »
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Black Cat Ball Tree House Humane Society

Black Cat Ball Tree House Humane Society
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 »

Purrhibition for Tree House

It's real life flappers!  They're ready to do the jitterbug (photo by Dallas Yanez)
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 Shatters Cat Adoption Mark

Tree House Humane Society Shatters Cat Adoption Mark
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 »
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Cat Shelter Celebrating Life: Lights of Love

Thousands of lights adorn the front of the shelter on Carmen Avenue.
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 »

Highlights of Tree House Humane's Most Successful Black Cat Ball Ever

I was proud to share the stage with Bill Moller of WGN. Bill did a superb job - it's not easy, but Bill made it seem it....Bill is a huge cat lover, a great fit - and Tree House was honored to have him.
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 »

Tree House Humane Society Celebrated 40 Years with a Black Cat Ball

So, he thinks he can emcee - "So You Think You Can Dance" star Special K, now with KISS-FM, was the emcee for the Black Cat Ball, a benefit party celebrating the 40th Anniversary for this legendary all-cat shelter. Tree House Society: One of the first no-kill shelters, one of the first cageless cat shelters, and - in fact - one of the first all-cat shelters....Tree House Humane Society is legendary shelter, and insiders around America know that.  However, so many in Chicago take this great shelter for granted. After all, for 40 years Tree House has been here, innovating and saving cats - often cats no other shelter would take. Special K did a great job as emcee! I like how Special K jumped up on his stage, a chair. To the far right, Dallas Yanez sneaking a photo of me taking a photo with him. All images here by me unless noted.
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!
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Tree House Humane Society Celebrates 40 Years

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….