Thursday, May 29, 2008

Nick A. TNR Project
on Chicago's Northwest Side

The Nick A. TNR Project is named after one of the caretakers of these cats, a 70 year old gentleman named Nick. We use A. for his last name to protect his privacy and therefore keep confidential the location of these cats. The colony is on the Northwest Side of Chicago in the back yard of the building where Nick lives. As we said, this project is being led and executed by two fantastic volunteers, Curtis and Meghan.

Here's an update from Curtis. "Two weeks into the Nick A. TNR Project on the Northwest Side of Chicago, we are already making progress and have strong community support. We need your help with trapping, short term foster homes for kittens 6-12 weeks old and we need a Polish speaker to reach out to feeders." They have trapped, spayed/neutered, and released 2 cats already and look forward to doing three more on June 9th!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Two New TNR Volunteers
Curtis and Meghan
Leading the Nick A. TNR Project

We hit the volunteer jackpot when Susan Robinson, the Community Outreach Director from PAWS Chicago referred to us two people who wanted to help us do TNR! Curtis and Meghan had attended one of the community informational meetings on TNR and not only did they want to learn more by doing their first project, they volunteered to lead and coordinate the project as well! We have given them some training and loaned them traps, and they've been on a roll ever since! Their project is the Nick A. TNR project, located on the Northwest Side of Chicago. Stay tuned for updates and photos! You too could step up and do what Curtis and Meghan did! We can find just the right size experience for you, and of course provide training.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Hanover Park, IL passes feral cat management/TNR ordinance

On June 5, 2008 the village board of Hanover Park, IL passed a feral cat management ordinance which we feel will be a step forward for feral cats and their caretakers. This ordinance is very similar to the Cook County feral cat management ordinance that was passed and went into effect late 2007. The ordinance will outline and sanction proper feral colony management, including TNR. As noted in a recent news article, some love it and some hate it. We hope it will help cat lovers and their neighbors to live with more peace and more obvious guidelines about responsible feral cat management through TNR.

Village of Hanover Park
2121 West Lake Street
Hanover Park, IL 60133

PHONE: (630) 372-4200
FAX: (630) 372-4215