Friday, August 9, 2019

Postcards from Meow Meet Up: Tree House Humane Society

Taken from Tree House Humane Society website
What a lovely building!
Lots of light.
Volunteers play and do enrichment exercises with ALL of the cats in residence.
This board helps them keep track of what's next on the playlist.

A resident, hoping for a home.
There are multiple cat rooms, all surrounded with glass, and each with a safety balcony so cats can breath fresh air whenever they wish.  The cats are placed in the rooms according to age, temperament, and any health items.

Cute cat wall art
A resident of the cafe'
Tree House mascot with Alana Grelyak.
Image taken at Meow MeetUp Chicago.
Alana Grelyak may be better known for the series CATastrophes on YouTube.
She now works full-time for Tree House Humane Society, and it was a delight to meet her and chat about CATS!  I was a trifle star-struck, but Alana is such a terrific person that I got over myself quickly.

I am so very glad to have visited their new building.  It's light and airy; a delight!  I'd venture to say that every other cat rescue will use Tree House as their touchstone.  There is a veterinarian on site, and are opening an off-the-street clinic, which will include low-cost spay and neuter.  Plus, you can stop to have a cup of coffee, and visit with a select number of ready-to-adopt cats.

Folks, we cannot put an end to the overpopulation of cats in shelters and rescues by adoption alone!  We need the world to understand that spay and neuter is the answer.



Sandee said...

What a lovely place for kitties. We need more of these. Yes, spay an neuter is the answer.

Have a fabulous day and weekend. ♥

Three Chatty Cats said...

Looks like a nice place!

My Mind's Eye said...

Our local SPCA is hosting a Cat adoption weekend.
Free N/S micro chip and adoption fee 1/2 price.
It is full of kitties. Tree House Mascot is a gorgeous Calico
Hugs Cecilia

Brian said...

That sure is a beautiful place for kitties and for the humans who love them too!

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

That looks like a lovely place.

The Island Cats said...

Visiting TreeHouse was a dream come true for me. Their new facility is awesome!

World of Animals, Inc said...

Thanks for sharing this lovely place. Yes, spaying and neutering is the answer. We love the board that keeps tracks what is next for each cat. Have a wonderful upcoming weekend.
World of Animals

Katie Isabella said...

Your last paragraph...I wish it was in huge banner headline es in newspapers everywhere!

Your pictures were a joy to see and oh my. You have had such wonderful times.

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

Tree House looks like an amazing place.

Ivan and Izzy from WMD said...

What a fun place! It's so nice to see places that put cats' comfort first.

pilch92 said...

That looks like a great place.

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

Star-struck by Alana? You should've been me at the CWA Conference in May. I couldn't get out a coherent sentence!!! I miss CATastrophes so much. What a gorgeous shelter space.

Cleo said...

Wow, that sure looks like an awesome place. It would be the best if there were more like that. Wish we could broadcast your last paragraph throughout the world to get the point across! Happy weekend.

Timmy Tomcat said...

we have visited tree house with other bloggers and we think it is wonderful. We have two cage free cat rescues in our area that we support and totally agree with Spay/Neuter and no kill initiatives. Thanks for a great post

Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song said...

That looks like an awesome adventure