Member Organizations

(To contact member organizations, use the Contact button above.)

A Caring Place Humane Society
DuPage County

Adopt a River Cat
Kane County

Anderson Animal Shelter
Kane County

Animal Care League
Cook County

Animal Outreach Society
McHenry County

Community Animal Rescue Effort (C.A.R.E.)
Northern Cook County

Chicago Alley Cat Trackers
Cook County

Will County

PACT Humane Society
DuPage County

PAWS Chicago
Cook County

Precious Pets Almost Home
Cook County

Red Door Animal Shelter
Cook County

Spay and Stay
Lake County, IL


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 at 773-517-5199.

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:

CSCC's Mission

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?

Alley 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 welcome! Special thanks to PuppyWire for all the help.

Things we need:

  • Towels
  • Sheets
  • Cat carriers
  • Large dog cages, especially foldable ones
  • Cleaning supplies, including OdoBan, bleach, and laundry detergent
  • 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.

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