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By Jocelyn Geboy in Miscellaneous on Sep 10, 2007 8:24PM


It's no big secret here that Chicagoist loves the pets. That's our little lady on a piece of sod on the kitchen table (long story) from last year. Cutetastic, hey? Well, for most people who have lived in any city, it's also no secret that there are a lot of dogs and cats who need some love hanging out in shelters across the city. We can't stand the thought of putting a perfectly good and happy animal to sleep for lack of accommodations, so we are especially happy when we find out about a great no-kill shelter.

The Tree House Animal Foundation is a "cageless no-kill cat shelter dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of sick, injured and abused stray cats." They recently received a $10,000 donation from Morris the Cat (yep, that one). Well, from 9Lives Morris' Million Cat Rescue Campaign. The monies are being used to renovate the outdoor cat enclosure at Tree House's Bucktown Branch. Nice. Even our kitty doesn't get to go outside. According to Tree House's press release, "Morris the classic, orange-tabby cat that has made 9Lives a household name, was adopted from Tree House in the mid-90's, so this was an opportunity for him to give something back to the more than 300 residents who call Tree House home at any given time."

Tree House also hopes to create another outdoor enclosure at their main branch at 1212 W. Carmen, and they are also raising money for a new low-cost spay/neuter clinic at their Bucktown Branch. If you want to get involved (or even give enough money to have something named for you), you can contact Jenny Schlueter at 773-784-5488, ext. 231, or at

"cashed on the grass" by smussyolay.