Within Cook County, Illinois
In November 2007, Cook County, Illinois passed the Managed Care of Feral Cats Ordinance. This ordinance provides legal protection for feral cats and feral cat caretakers who are in compliance with the ordinance and live within municipalities without home rule status and unincorporated areas of Cook County. Municipalities that have home rule status must independently approve compliance with the Cook County Ordinance.
To register ferals under the Cook County Ordinance and receive the protection afforded to you and the cats:
- Participate in a TNR effort to spay/neuter, ear-tip, vaccinate for rabies, and microchip every feral cat in your colony. Complete the Request for TNR Assistance Form.
- Register your feral cats. Complete and return the Feral Cat Colony Caretaker Form and the Colony Registration Form to Triple R Pets.
- Continue to provide food, water and, if feasible, shelter for the feral cats and abide by the Caretaker Agreement.
** Triple R Pets offers TNR help primarily in South and Southwest Chicago/Chicago Suburbs . If another Sponsor is closer to your address, you may want to contact that Sponsor to request help and then follow their procedures for registration. Check out our list of other TNR Sponsors working under the Feral Cat Ordinance in Cook County.
Town Specific Programs: LaGrange and Oak Forest
Triple R Pets currently has written agreements in place with LaGrange and Oak Forest, Illinois to facilitate managed care programs for free-roaming and feral cats. Both these towns have recognized the humane and effective solution of a managed TNR Program.
If you live in La Grange or Oak Forest and would like help with spay/neutering your feral cat colony, please contact us by completing our online Request for Assistance form. Your request will receive priority.
We continue to work with many other communities in less formal ways!
In Other Areas Outside of Cook County
Triple R Pets also provides TNR help in areas outside Cook County and in various locations throughout the country. Please contact us to request assistance. If we cannot help in your geographical area, we will try to refer you to a resource near you.