TNR Workshop – Palos Heights

March 1, 2017 No comments yet

Title: TNR Workshop – Palos Heights
Location: Palos Hills Library – 12501 S 71st Ave, Palos Heights
Description: Please join us for an educational workshop on how to proceed with TNR.
Start Time: 6:30 PM
Date: 03/15/2017
End Time: 8:00 pm

2018 Feral Fest (Shelter Building)

September 26, 2016 10 comments

It’s about that time of the year when it begins to cool down, trees start  to drop their leaves and we know that winter isn’t far around the corner. You might be thinking about pulling out your heavy winter layers but have you thought about what you might do to keep your feral colony warm this winter?

Here at Triple R, we are gearing up for our annual shelter building workshop where you, a caretaker, can walk home from this workshop with a shelter for your cats. You must register in advance so we can have enough materials on hand.

Feral Fest will be held on Saturday Oct. 27st at 17940 S Oak Park Ave. Tinley Park Il 60477. We begin at 10:30 am sharp.

We will have snacks, soda, raffles, and sale items. The festival will end at noon.

This event is open only to Caretakers who are registered with Triple R Pets or another Sponsor of the Cook County Managed Feral Cat Ordinance.

You can purchase your shelter(s) online now, using the checkout below (** 2 shelter limit per caretaker!!). Purchase of a shelter online is all you need to do to register for the workshop. If you prefer to pay cash for your shelter at the workshop, please select that option during checkout.

Please specify whether you prefer a rubbermaid or styrofoam shelter when you checkout.

Register Here

Winter is Upon Us

November 28, 2015 No comments yet

It’s that time of the year when we take a break!  It is too cold out to safely spay female cats (due to shaving their belly).  Our volunteers take a much needed break to recharge their batteries.  We do a bit of fundraising, complete some grant applications and prepare for next season!  Did you know … our volunteers wash all our traps?  We then make repairs, inventory the traps and safely store them for the winter.  If you still have one of our traps, please make arrangements to return it!  They cannot be outside in the elements all winter.  We will let you know as workshops resume for what we call “kitten season.”  You may call it Spring!

2015 Shelter Building Workshop

September 8, 2015 2 comments

Its about that time of the year when it begins to cool down, trees start  to drop their leaves and we know that winter isn’t far around the corner. You might be thinking about pulling out your heavy winter layers but have you thought about what you might do to keep your feral colony warm this winter?

Here at Triple R, we are gearing up for our annual shelter building workshop where you, a caretaker, can walk home from this workshop with a shelter for your cats. We strongly encourage folks to register in advance so we can have enough materials on hand.

The workshop will be held on Saturday Oct. 3rd at PAWS in Tinley Park. We begin at 10 sharp. As always, we’ll have coffee and snacks at hand.

You can purchase your shelter(s) online now, using the checkout below (** 2 shelter limit per caretaker). Purchase of a shelter online is all you need to do to register for the workshop. If you prefer to pay cash for your shelter at the workshop, please select that option during checkout. If you can’t make the workshop, you can buy & pick-up a shelter for $40. E-mail us if you can’t make the event but would still like to purchase  a shelter.

Winter Shelter for Cat Colony

$20.00

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Hide the Cats!

January 3, 2015 No comments yet

Learn how to avoid conflicts with neighbors and town officials about your outside cats.

Most conflicts are initiated by neighbor complaints to the police.

Be pro-active!

Make your cats as invisible as possible by acting now and follow these simple guidelines.


TNR Every Cat

Once breeding stops, most nuisance behaviors disappear and your neighbors will have little to complain about. After spaying and neutering:

Cats stay closer to your yard and feeding stations. They are less visible.
No more kittens running all over your neighbors yards and drawing attention.
No more yowling and fighting between males and during breeding.
No more urine marking, and the smell dissipates.

If you have not already completed a Request for Assistance, do so now so that you will be on the waiting list when workshops and TNR efforts start in spring.


Make Your Shelters for the Cats Invisible

porchPlacement: Don’t put the shelters on your front porch or under the bushes in front of your home. Put them somewhere where the neighbors can’t see them or the cats that use them. Place shelters in the back of your property, in a garage or a shed in the back of your property, under your back deck, or on the side of your house.

shelterDisguise: Shelters should have a color that blends into the background or they should look like outdoor storage boxes. Spray paint can be used as camouflage or settle the shelters in bushes or garden foliage.

Keep Warm: For those of us who are concerned about electrical pads or lightbulbs outside in the rain and snow, there are Snuggle Safe gel disks. These can be heated in a microwave and will retain their warmth up to twelve hours.Plants

Use straw for insulation, not blankets or rugs which will inevitably become damp and then freeze. Cloth also will harbor pests such as fleas and make your cats miserable and unhealthy.

Other suggestions for inconspicuous shelters can be found on Alley Cat Allies and Urban Cat League.


Plates and Bowls

It’s pretty simple:

  • One large food dish. Cats can share a plate and take turns eating.
  • One water bowl. Hints to keep water from freezing from Neighborhood Cats.
  • Bowls should be dark in color and heavy enough to stay in place.
  • Never use paper or light weight plastic plates. They blow around in the wind and make your feeding station and the neighbor’s yards look like garbage dumps. See other ideas at Indy Feral.
If you don't want to attract attention from your neighbors, then don't let your feeding station look like a garbage dump.

If you don’t want to attract attention from your neighbors, then don’t let your feeding station look like a garbage dump.

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Feeding Guidelines:

  • Feed your colony once a day.
  • Leave food down on a clean plate for two or three hours only. Cats will learn the new schedule. Alley Cat Allies’ tips.
  • Never feed at night or at dark. Food left down at night will attract the nocturnal animals, skunks, possums, and raccoons.
  • Remember that canned food has water in it which is good for keeping cats hydrated, but it can also freeze quickly in low temperatures.
  • If you are feeding dry food, buy some kitten dry food which is rich in protein and fat, and mix the kitten food with your regular food in the winter.

Hawthorne Interview

December 9, 2014 No comments yet

Steve Dale of Pet World interviewed Jenny Schlueter of Tree House Humane Society and Jim Miller of Hawthorne Race Track recently on his WGN show. You can listen to the full show on WGN’s website for the latest update on what’s happening.

Listen to the Full Show.

Disclosure: Steve Dale is a member of Tree House Humane Society’s Board of Directors.

2014 Shelter Building Workshop

September 21, 2014 6 comments

Its about that time of the year when it begins to cool down, trees start  to drop their leaves and we know that winter isn’t far around the corner. You might be thinking about pulling out your heavy winter layers but have you thought about what you might do to keep your feral colony warm this winter?

Here at Triple R, we are gearing up for our annual shelter building workshop where you, a caretaker, can walk home from this workshop with a shelter for your cats. We strongly encourage folks to register in advance so we can have enough materials on hand.

Click on the flyer to the right for all the details. The workshop will be held on Saturday Oct. 11th at PAWS in Tinley Park. We begin at 10 sharp. As always, we’ll Winter Shelter Building Workshophave coffee and snacks at hand. The rain date for the workshop is October 18th.

You can purchase your shelter(s) online now, using the checkout below (** 2 shelter limit per caretaker). Purchase of a shelter online is all you need to do to register for the workshop. If you prefer to pay cash for your shelter at the workshop, please select that option during checkout. If you can’t make the workshop, you can buy & pick-up a shelter for $25. E-mail us if you can’t make the event but would still like to purchase  a shelter.

 

Winter Shelter for Cat Colony

$20.00

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Announcing 2014 TNR Workshops

May 12, 2014 No comments yet

Need help with outside cats? Complete the online Request for TNR Assistance. When the request is received, a volunteer will contact you.

Next attend a TNR workshop and get hands-on training.  Join us and learn how to help the outside cats.  Workshops are small and very informal.

Below is our regular schedule. You can also see specific workshop dates on our calendar.

Second Thursday of Every Month. 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
La Grange Public Library (Lower Level)
10 W Cossitt Ave, La Grange, IL 60525

Second to Last Saturday of Every Month from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
South Suburban Humane Shelter
1103 W End Ave, Chicago Heights 60411

Last Saturday of Every Month from 10:30 am to 12:00 p.m.
P.A.W.S. in Tinley Park
8301 W. 191st Street Tinley Park IL 60487

Learn more about TNR and watch our “How To” videos.

2013 Cook County Report

January 27, 2014 2 comments

Our 2013 Annual Cook Country Feral Cat Ordinance Report is now available. This mandatory report is part of our agreement with Cook County under the Feral Cat Ordinance. It is chalked full of statistics and data from this past year. We’d love to hear your feedback and thoughts below in the comments or drop us a line.

Shelter Building Workshop, Oct 19

September 21, 2013 10 comments

Its about that time of the year when it begins to cool down, trees start  to drop their leaves and we know that winter isn’t far around the corner. You might be thinking about pulling out your heavy winter layers but have you thought about what you might do to keep your feral colony warm this Winter-Shelter-Workshop-Tinley-2013winter?

Here at Triple R we are gearing up for our annual shelter building workshop where you, a caretaker, can walk home from this workshop with ashelter in hand for your cats. We strongly encourage folks to register in advance so we can have enough materials on hand.

Click the flyer to the right for all the details (flyer coming soon). Workshop will be Oct. 19 at PAWS in Tinley Park. Begins at 10 sharp. As always, we’ll have coffee and snacks at hand. The rain date for the workshop is October 26th.

You can purchase your shelter(s) online now, using the checkout below (** 2 shelter limit per caretaker). Purchase of a shelter online is all you need to do to register for the workshop. If you prefer to pay cash for your shelter at the workshop, please select that option during checkout. If you can’t make the workshop, you can buy & pick-up a shelter for $25. E-mail us if you’d like to pick one up.



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