It’s still a pretty quiet week on the pet scene with few Chicago pet events on tap with New Year’s almost here. You can ring in the New Year at an intimate party for Tree House Humane Society or jump in the lake (yes, Lake Michigan) to support the pets at Alive Rescue or bowl to support TNR efforts in River Grove. Here are the details:
Tuesday, December 31
Chicago – Time to ring in the New Year at a party that is the Cat’s Meow. Tree House Humane Society is hosting The Cat’s Pajamas at the Room 13 Speakeasy at the Old Chicago Inn at 3222 North Sheffield. There will be caviar, chocolates along with Speakeasy-era hors d’eouvres and Prohibition era cocktails. Tickets are $115 and the event runs from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Ask about an upgrade for a night at the inn with a “kitty upgrade.”
Sunday, January 5
Chicago – Join Alive Rescue as they jump in Lake Michigan for the Shelter Shiver to support their rescue efforts. The Shiver gets underway at 10 a.m. at North Avenue Beach. Participate as an individual or a team in a variety of ways – the Shiver Swim (full plunge), Chicken Dip (ankle deep stroll) and I’ll Meet you at the Meltdown (virtual). Registration is $25 and there are also prizes for the Best Costume, Best Team Theme and top 3 fundraisers. The After Party will be at Joe’s on Weed. Registration is online. Learn more about some of the work of Alive Rescue here and follow them on Facebook.
River Grove – Finally, hit the bowling lanes in support of Catvando’s work with stabilizing the suburban feral cat population at Balls Off Feral FeLanes at the Brunswick Zone at 3111 North River Road from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $30 at the door and just $25 if you register online before the end of the day. If you can’t attend, but would like to help, consider purchasing a ticket to donate or just donating to the group. Catvando manages Trap-Neuter-Return programs (TNR) that help manage the feral and stray cat population in areas of Cook County.