Become a Foster Parent or Volunteer
The CSCC and its member organizations
are always in need of foster homes for kittens, as well as
volunteers to help handle the many calls we receive.
Use the Volunteer
Form to tell us how you can help, or call us
HSUS TNR Seminar Comes to Chicago
Coming to Chicago March 9 and 10, 2007 — a two-day seminar on Trap-Neuter-Return sponsored by the Humane Society of the United States.
Click here for registration form.
Conference features Bryan Kortis of New York's Neighborhood Cats. The first day is designed for feral cat organizations, public officials, veterinarians, animal shelters and rescue groups.
The second day is aimed at feral cat caretakers and activists and will cover hands-on colony management.
Don't miss this incredible opportunity! Location: Chicago Animal Care and Control, 2741 S. Western Avenue, Chicago. Free parking in lot and on 28th street.
Spring is coming!
Spring is coming soon, along with kitten season. Here are
some useful resources for kitten care:
To combine the strengths and resources of community organizations
and caregivers to humanely reduce the feral cat population
in the Chicago
metro area, primarily through the use of Trap-Neuter-Return.
What is Trap-Neuter-Return?
Cat Allies, the national feral cat resource group, defines
Trap-Neuter-Return as "a full management plan in which
stray and feral cats already living outdoors in cities, towns,
and rural areas are humanely trapped, then evaluated, vaccinated,
and sterilized by veterinarians. Kittens and tame cats are
adopted into good homes. Healthy adult cats too wild to be
adopted are returned to their familiar habitat under the lifelong
care of volunteers."
What the CSCC Is
The CSCC is a group of Chicago-area humane
organizations who have expertise in trap-neuter-return (TNR)
and/or resources for feral cat population management. Member
groups and individuals work with compassionate people to spay
and neuter feral cats in their neighborhoods. We also provide
resources and advice for stray and feral cat care.
What the CSCC Isn't
- The CSCC is not an animal shelter or sanctuary.
- We are not a pet adoption agency—although many of
our member organizations manage adoption agencies of their
own or work through their local adoption agencies.
- We do not provide assistance for pet cats.
Donations of cash, cat
food, and supplies are always
Things we need:
- Cat carriers
- Large dog cages, especially foldable ones
- Cleaning supplies, including OdoBan, bleach, and laundry
- Quality cat food to keep ferals healthy
- Printing services
- Cash for phone bills, veterinary services,
and administrative costs. Send checks to the P.O. Box shown
at the top of the page.
or call us at