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Our April benefit for One Tail At A Time!! April 19th & 20th!!

We will be hosting One Tail At A Time for our April monthly fundraiser. During those two days, we will take all the proceeds made from the tattoos and piercings and give it to One Tail At A Time.

April 19 12pm-10pm
April 20 12pm-8pm

This benefit will be a walk in basis only. Please understand that due to the size of tattoos, hours of the studio, and availability of the artists, there is a chance we might not be able to do your tattoo. It is our goal to do as many if not ALL of the tattoos to help out this wonderful organization.  However, we are only human and can only do as much as we physically can.

A little about One Tail At A Time:

One Tail at a Time, NFP is a no-kill, all-breed dog rescue that serves to lower euthanasia rates in the greater Chicagoland area and provide education on the humane treatment of companion animals.

The rescue concentrates its efforts on dogs that are in danger of being euthanized, or those that are physically and/or mentally deteriorating in a shelter environment, works to rehabilitate them, and then matches each dog with a permanent home.

Focused on keeping pets as a part of our family, One Tail at a Time offers fosters and adopters continued support and education on how best to keep dogs happy, healthy and bonded for life.

Feel free to check out One Tail At A Time here Onetailatatime.org

 

 
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February 15th and 16th is our monthly benefit for The Red Door shelter!!

We will be hostingThe Red Door for our August monthly fundraiser. During those two days, we will take all the proceeds made from the tattoos and piercings and give it to The Red Door.

February 15th 12pm-10pm
February 16th 12pm-8pm

This benefit will be a walk in basis only. Please understand that due to the size of tattoos, hours of the studio, and availability of the artists, there is a chance we might not be able to do your tattoo. It is our goal to do as many if not ALL of the tattoos to help out this wonderful organization.  However, we are only human and can only do as much as we physically can.

Heres a little information on The Red Door:

Since the Middle Ages, a red door has been the symbol of a safe haven. This is what Red Door Animal Shelter provides for the animals in its care. In the Chinese art of feng shui, a red door brings luck to those who live behind it. This is what Red Door wants for the animals in its care.

Red Door Animal Shelter is a no-kill shelter committed to helping animals in need. Its primary focus is on the rescue, shelter and adoption of cats, dogs and rabbits—the three most popular pets in the United States.

Red Door provides a cageless environment for its animals, giving them the closest-to-a-home experience that a shelter can provide. While our emphasis is on re-homing the animals through resourceful adoption programs, the shelter does offer permanent residence for those few animals not placed in homes.

Furthermore, Red Door is one of only five no-kill, multi-species shelters in the country that admits rabbits as well as cats and dogs, spays/neuters them and places them up for adoption.

Every year, Red Door rescues and finds homes for hundreds of abused and abandoned animals. Red Door is a 501(c)(3) organization. We receive no federal, state, county or city money. We are funded by private donations and grants from private foundations.

Red Door was founded in 1998, under the name Chicago Community Humane Center. In January 2000, an adoption center was opened on the far north side of Chicago, in the West Ridge/Rogers Park neighborhood. In June 2002, the shelter’s name was officially changed to Red Door Animal Shelter to better reflect the vision of the organization. In February 2003, Red Door expanded its adoption center, located at 2410 W. Lunt, Chicago.

Feel free to check out their website at http://www.reddoorshelter.org/index.html

 
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January 18th and 19th is our Treehouse “Tats For Cats” benefit!!

We will be hosting Treehouse Humans Society for our June monthly fundraiser. During those two days, we will take all the proceeds made from the tattoos and piercings and give it to Treehouse Humane Society.

January 18th 12pm-10pm
January 19th 12pm-8pm

This benefit will be a walk in basis only. Please understand that due to the size of tattoos, hours of the studio, and availability of the artists, there is a chance we might not be able to do your tattoo. It is our goal to do as many if not ALL of the tattoos to help out this wonderful organization.  However, we are only human and can only do as much as we physically can.

A little about Treehouse Humane Society:

Mission Statement

Tree House is a humane organization that promotes the inherent value of every animal and strives to educate the public about proper and responsible animal care, with a focus on the care and placement of stray cats with special physical and emotional needs. We are committed to finding every healthy and treatable animal a home and to helping lead the way to a no-kill nation.

Vision

Since its founding, Tree House has created innovative and progressive approaches to animal welfare that not only enhance the lives of companion animals in our community, but also bring a greater awareness of animal welfare issues to the general public.

  • Tree House envisions a time when spay/neuter efforts and adoption programs will eliminate the euthanasia of companion animals.

Admission/Adoption: Tree House’s primary mission centers around the rescue, rehabilitation, and adoption of sick and injured stray cats. Since our founding in 1971, Tree House has rescued and adopted more than 16,000 stray cats. Our Foster Program, off-site adoption events, and Emergency Fund for sick and injured strays ensure that we are able to admit and find homes for as many friendly strays as possible.

Spay/Neuter Program: Since opening the BDVM Spay/Neuter Clinic in May of 2009, Tree House has sterilized more than 6,000 cats and dogs, and our annual goal is to spay and neuter 5,000 cats and dogs. The Clinic is open five days a week, and performs an average of 20 surgeries per day. Of those surgeries, approximately 65 percent are feral cats, spayed and neutered through our TNR Program for free or at reduced rates. Spaying and neutering of animals is the only way to combat the problem of pet overpopulation and ensure that no animals have to be killed simply for lack of a home.

  • Tree House believes that Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) will provide an increasingly better quality of life for feral and stray cats living outside, and will ultimately eliminate the homeless cat population.

TNR Feral Friends Program: With the TNR Ordinance passing in 2007, Tree House has become a leading sponsor for feral colony caretakers in Chicago. We currently sponsor 150 colonies and more than 400 cats. We currently provide our colony caretakers with free and discounted spay/neuter surgery packages that include vaccinations, parasite treatments, micro-chipping, and ear-tipping. We also offer free food for colony caretakers through our Pet Food Pantry, regular feral cat education seminars, and mediation in the event that there is a misunderstanding within a particular neighborhood.

  • Nationally recognized as experts in feline care and behavior, Tree House understands that one of the best ways to decrease euthanasia is by decreasing the relinquishment of pets. Behavioral issues are one of the most common reasons for surrendering an animal to a local shelter, and Tree House works hard to help pet guardians resolve the behavioral issues that might lead to abandonment.

Behavioral Counseling: Tree House is a primary resource for cat care and behavior information; we offer both direct counseling and educational publications. Counseling is available to anyone and is free. Our trained professionals can help with behavior problems such as improper elimination, biting, scratching furniture, and more. Tree House’s ultimate goal is to see all pets in a loving home, and our behavior and education efforts are making that goal achievable.

  • Tree House strives to be a model for proper shelter housing, incorporating best practices in veterinary medicine, sanitation protocols that reduce stress, and housing that encourages interaction and enhances the lives of the Tree House residents.

Tree House Adoption Centers: For the residents of Tree House, we are committed to providing a healthy, safe, and enriching environment during their time at our Adoption Centers. Our Director of Veterinary Services oversees an in-house veterinary clinic for both chronic and acute care. New arrivals are examined, evaluated, and treated in the clinic, and current residents receive regular exams, boosters, blood tests, and veterinary medical treatment as needed.

  • Providing free pet food and supplies to low-income dog and cat guardians and feral cat colony caretakers helps reduce relinquishment and euthanasia in our community.

Pet Food Pantry Program: This important program assists people on a low or fixed income with supplemental food for their companion animals. We also supply food to feral cat caretakers who practice TNR and have outdoor managed feral cat colonies. The goal of the program is to enable our clients to keep their pets despite financial difficulties, or maintain their feral colonies. We also counsel clients if they are appear to be acquiring more animals than they can properly care for or afford.

  • Educating the public on responsible pet care will not only reduce relinquishment but will help future pet guardians have a more humane perspective toward animals.

Education Outreach Program: Tree House certified humane educators travel throughout Chicagoland to present on a variety of topics to groups ranging in age from elementary school students to adults. The program helps students understand that animals have feelings and do suffer when they are neglected or abused. We discuss the importance of responsible, compassionate care for pets and the effect on animals when they are neglected or abused.

Coming Soon:

Tree House’s New Adoption Center and Low-Cost Clinic

Tree House is planning to design and build a state-of-the-art, environmentally-friendly Adoption Center and low-cost Veterinary Clinic in Chicago. The project will be completed in two separate phases.  Phase one will involve the construction of the Adoption Center, which will be approximately 15,000 square feet, will house between 250 – 300 cats and will feature an in house veterinary clinic, which will be open to the public. Phase two will involve the construction of a low-cost Veterinary Clinic, open to the public, with a focus on providing quality veterinary care to low-income pet guardians.  Our focus will remain on rescuing and rehabilitating sick and injured stray cats, educating the public in responsible cat and dog care and behavior, and providing guidance and direct support for the care of feral cat colonies living outside.

The new Adoption Center facility will feature the following:

Adoption Center

The cat housing areas will be cageless, with rooms of varying sizes to accommodate single cats or a colony of 10 cats. Each room will be designed with the ultimate health and comfort of the cats in mind and will feature multi-tiered shelving platforms and comfortable furniture that can be easily sanitized. The ventilation system will offer multiple air exchanges every hour and will feature an ultraviolet filtering system to destroy air borne bacteria and viruses. Sunlight will be abundant in all housing areas and outdoor enclosures will be accessible in most of the adoption areas.

Pet Food Pantry & Supply Store

The Pantry will provide food and supplies (litter, toys, treats) free of charge to support the pets of low-income families and individuals. This program will be subsidized by a Supply Store selling pet food and merchandise to adopters and the general public.

Education Center/Training Area

The education/training area will feature interactive and educational exhibits, training sessions on cat and kitten care and behavior, training and certification classes for dogs, and informational seminars on topics like Pet Trusts, Pet Diet and Nutrition, and Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR).

Feel free to check out Treehouse at www.treehouseanimals.org
 
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October 19th and 20th will be our monthly benefit for One Tail At A Time!!

We will be hosting One Tail At A Time for our August monthly fundraiser. During those two days, we will take all the proceeds made from the tattoos and piercings and give it to OTAT.

October 19th 12pm-10pm
October 20th 12pm-8pm

This benefit will be a walk in basis only. Please understand that due to the size of tattoos, hours of the studio, and availability of the artists, there is a chance we might not be able to do your tattoo. It is our goal to do as many if not ALL of the tattoos to help out this wonderful organization.  However, we are only human and can only do as much as we physically can.

Heres a little information on OTAT:

One Tail at a Time, NFP is a no-kill, all-breed dog rescue that serves to lower euthanasia rates in the greater Chicagoland area and provide education on the humane treatment of companion animals.

The rescue concentrates its efforts on dogs that are in danger of being euthanized, or those that are physically and/or mentally deteriorating in a shelter environment, works to rehabilitate them, and then matches each dog with a permanent home.

Focused on keeping pets as a part of our family, One Tail at a Time offers fosters and adopters continued support and education on how best to keep dogs happy, healthy and bonded for life.

For more information on OTAT, check out their website at http://www.onetail.org

 
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WE WILL BE CLOSED MONDAY OCTOBER 14TH 2013.

Call it team building. Call it celebrating a holiday. Call it whatever you want but on October 14th the family of Insight Studios will not be in the shop. We are all going to Fright Fest. Every one of us. Sooooooooooooooo, if you are looking for something to do and want to experience a good time, take a hike up to Six Flags and ride some roller coasters. Its a holiday. Thats what we will be doing :)

We will be back open October 15th with normal business hours.

 
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September 21st and 22nd Insight Studios will be hosting The Anti Cruelty Society for our monthly benefit!!

We will be hostingThe Anti Cruelty Society for our June monthly fundraiser. During those two days, we will take all the proceeds made from the tattoos and piercings and give it to The Anti Cruelty Society.

September 21st 12pm-10pm
September 22nd 12pm-8pm

This benefit will be a walk in basis only. Please understand that due to the size of tattoos, hours of the studio, and availability of the artists, there is a chance we might not be able to do your tattoo. It is our goal to do as many if not ALL of the tattoos to help out this wonderful organization.  However, we are only human and can only do as much as we physically can.

Heres a little information on The Anti Cruelty Society:

 

 

Building a community of caring by helping pets and educating people.

The Anti-Cruelty Society is also known as the SPCA of Illinois, 157 W. Grand Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60654, (312) 644-8338, Tax I.D. Number: 36-2179814.

The Anti-Cruelty Society is committed to caring

The Anti-Cruelty Society shall:

  • Provide compassionate care for any animal in need
  • Attempt to find a home for every healthy or rehabilitatable dog and cat that comes to us
  • Intervene to prevent cruelty to animals
  • Partner with the community to educate on animal issues and inspire compassion and respect
  • Provide low or no cost spaying or neutering

Values

We will provide the best quality animal care through:

  • Collaboration—only through partnerships and relationships can we achieve our mission
  • Excellence—we will strive to have a best practice model in all that we do
  • Professionalism—we will act with integrity and in an ethical manner
  • Leadership—we will plan for the next generation of issues that will impact our organization,
    our community and pets
  • Communication—we will fearlessly outline and communicate our commitment
    to being advocates for animals
  • Transparency—we support the Asilomar Accords and proudly and publicly report our statistics

 

Philosophy

At The Anti-Cruelty Society we believe:

  • In an open door policy—we will not turn away any animal in need
  • There are no time limits placed on any animal in our care
  • That no healthy or rehabilitatable pet should be euthanized
  • The key to pet overpopulation is sterilization
  • That education can prevent cruelty, abuse and neglect and promote responsible pet ownership
  • If an animal’s quality of life is severely compromised, euthanasia is the humane alternative

 

Since 1899…

Since 1899, The Anti-Cruelty Society has been committed to caring for animals and the community.

Our Second Century

Since 1999, the beginning of our second century of caring, we have found loving permanent homes for more than 40,000 pets, spayed or neutered more than 61,000 animals and taught messages of compassion and caring for the animals to more than 225,000 school-aged children and community groups.

 

Services & Resources

In addition to receiving and caring for thousands of animals each year, we provide a wide variety of services and resources. These include an adoption program, a low-cost spay/neuter clinic, arehabilitation & treatment center, a low-income clinichumane education/community outreachcruelty and abuse investigations and rescue, dog training classes, a free behavior hotline, and pet visitations.

CASA

The Anti-Cruelty Society is a founding member of the Chicago Animal Shelter Alliance (CASA). CASA was formed in 2002 by a coalition of Chicago shelters who realized that by working together, we could consolidate our efforts to reach a wider audience, and make a greater impact. Since that time, the organization has grown to include the entire shelter community in Chicago, and much of the veterinary community as well. Click here to learn more about the organizations involved.
Feel free to dig deeper at http://www.anticruelty.org   :)
 
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August 17th and 18th is our monthly benefit for The Red Door shelter!!

We will be hostingThe Red Door for our August monthly fundraiser. During those two days, we will take all the proceeds made from the tattoos and piercings and give it to The Red Door.

August 17th 12pm-10pm
August 18th 12pm-8pm

This benefit will be a walk in basis only. Please understand that due to the size of tattoos, hours of the studio, and availability of the artists, there is a chance we might not be able to do your tattoo. It is our goal to do as many if not ALL of the tattoos to help out this wonderful organization.  However, we are only human and can only do as much as we physically can.

Heres a little information on The Red Door:

Since the Middle Ages, a red door has been the symbol of a safe haven. This is what Red Door Animal Shelter provides for the animals in its care. In the Chinese art of feng shui, a red door brings luck to those who live behind it. This is what Red Door wants for the animals in its care.

Red Door Animal Shelter is a no-kill shelter committed to helping animals in need. Its primary focus is on the rescue, shelter and adoption of cats, dogs and rabbits—the three most popular pets in the United States.

Red Door provides a cageless environment for its animals, giving them the closest-to-a-home experience that a shelter can provide. While our emphasis is on re-homing the animals through resourceful adoption programs, the shelter does offer permanent residence for those few animals not placed in homes.

Furthermore, Red Door is one of only five no-kill, multi-species shelters in the country that admits rabbits as well as cats and dogs, spays/neuters them and places them up for adoption.

Every year, Red Door rescues and finds homes for hundreds of abused and abandoned animals. Red Door is a 501(c)(3) organization. We receive no federal, state, county or city money. We are funded by private donations and grants from private foundations.

Red Door was founded in 1998, under the name Chicago Community Humane Center. In January 2000, an adoption center was opened on the far north side of Chicago, in the West Ridge/Rogers Park neighborhood. In June 2002, the shelter’s name was officially changed to Red Door Animal Shelter to better reflect the vision of the organization. In February 2003, Red Door expanded its adoption center, located at 2410 W. Lunt, Chicago.

Feel free to check out their website at http://www.reddoorshelter.org/index.html

 
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July 20th and July 21st Insight Studios will be hosting The Anti Cruelty Society for our monthly benefit!!

We will be hostingThe Anti Cruelty Society for our June monthly fundraiser. During those two days, we will take all the proceeds made from the tattoos and piercings and give it to The Anti Cruelty Society.

July 20th 12pm-10pm
July 21st 12pm-8pm

This benefit will be a walk in basis only. Please understand that due to the size of tattoos, hours of the studio, and availability of the artists, there is a chance we might not be able to do your tattoo. It is our goal to do as many if not ALL of the tattoos to help out this wonderful organization.  However, we are only human and can only do as much as we physically can.

Heres a little information on The Anti Cruelty Society:

 

 

Building a community of caring by helping pets and educating people.

The Anti-Cruelty Society is also known as the SPCA of Illinois, 157 W. Grand Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60654, (312) 644-8338, Tax I.D. Number: 36-2179814.

The Anti-Cruelty Society is committed to caring

The Anti-Cruelty Society shall:

  • Provide compassionate care for any animal in need
  • Attempt to find a home for every healthy or rehabilitatable dog and cat that comes to us
  • Intervene to prevent cruelty to animals
  • Partner with the community to educate on animal issues and inspire compassion and respect
  • Provide low or no cost spaying or neutering

Values

We will provide the best quality animal care through:

  • Collaboration—only through partnerships and relationships can we achieve our mission
  • Excellence—we will strive to have a best practice model in all that we do
  • Professionalism—we will act with integrity and in an ethical manner
  • Leadership—we will plan for the next generation of issues that will impact our organization,
    our community and pets
  • Communication—we will fearlessly outline and communicate our commitment
    to being advocates for animals
  • Transparency—we support the Asilomar Accords and proudly and publicly report our statistics

 

Philosophy

At The Anti-Cruelty Society we believe:

  • In an open door policy—we will not turn away any animal in need
  • There are no time limits placed on any animal in our care
  • That no healthy or rehabilitatable pet should be euthanized
  • The key to pet overpopulation is sterilization
  • That education can prevent cruelty, abuse and neglect and promote responsible pet ownership
  • If an animal’s quality of life is severely compromised, euthanasia is the humane alternative

 

Since 1899…

Since 1899, The Anti-Cruelty Society has been committed to caring for animals and the community.

Our Second Century

Since 1999, the beginning of our second century of caring, we have found loving permanent homes for more than 40,000 pets, spayed or neutered more than 61,000 animals and taught messages of compassion and caring for the animals to more than 225,000 school-aged children and community groups.

 

Services & Resources

In addition to receiving and caring for thousands of animals each year, we provide a wide variety of services and resources. These include an adoption program, a low-cost spay/neuter clinic, arehabilitation & treatment center, a low-income clinichumane education/community outreachcruelty and abuse investigations and rescue, dog training classes, a free behavior hotline, and pet visitations.

CASA

The Anti-Cruelty Society is a founding member of the Chicago Animal Shelter Alliance (CASA). CASA was formed in 2002 by a coalition of Chicago shelters who realized that by working together, we could consolidate our efforts to reach a wider audience, and make a greater impact. Since that time, the organization has grown to include the entire shelter community in Chicago, and much of the veterinary community as well. Click here to learn more about the organizations involved.
Feel free to dig deeper at http://www.anticruelty.org   :)
 
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June 15th and 16th is our Treehouse “Tats For Cats” benefit!!

Published on May 20, 2013 by in Uncategorized

 

We will be hosting Treehouse Humans Society for our June monthly fundraiser. During those two days, we will take all the proceeds made from the tattoos and piercings and give it to Treehouse Humane Society.

June 15th 12pm-10pm
June 16th 12pm-8pm

This benefit will be a walk in basis only. Please understand that due to the size of tattoos, hours of the studio, and availability of the artists, there is a chance we might not be able to do your tattoo. It is our goal to do as many if not ALL of the tattoos to help out this wonderful organization.  However, we are only human and can only do as much as we physically can.

A little about Treehouse Humane Society:

Mission Statement

Tree House is a humane organization that promotes the inherent value of every animal and strives to educate the public about proper and responsible animal care, with a focus on the care and placement of stray cats with special physical and emotional needs. We are committed to finding every healthy and treatable animal a home and to helping lead the way to a no-kill nation.

Vision

Since its founding, Tree House has created innovative and progressive approaches to animal welfare that not only enhance the lives of companion animals in our community, but also bring a greater awareness of animal welfare issues to the general public.

  • Tree House envisions a time when spay/neuter efforts and adoption programs will eliminate the euthanasia of companion animals.

Admission/Adoption: Tree House’s primary mission centers around the rescue, rehabilitation, and adoption of sick and injured stray cats. Since our founding in 1971, Tree House has rescued and adopted more than 16,000 stray cats. Our Foster Program, off-site adoption events, and Emergency Fund for sick and injured strays ensure that we are able to admit and find homes for as many friendly strays as possible.

Spay/Neuter Program: Since opening the BDVM Spay/Neuter Clinic in May of 2009, Tree House has sterilized more than 6,000 cats and dogs, and our annual goal is to spay and neuter 5,000 cats and dogs. The Clinic is open five days a week, and performs an average of 20 surgeries per day. Of those surgeries, approximately 65 percent are feral cats, spayed and neutered through our TNR Program for free or at reduced rates. Spaying and neutering of animals is the only way to combat the problem of pet overpopulation and ensure that no animals have to be killed simply for lack of a home.

  • Tree House believes that Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) will provide an increasingly better quality of life for feral and stray cats living outside, and will ultimately eliminate the homeless cat population.

TNR Feral Friends Program: With the TNR Ordinance passing in 2007, Tree House has become a leading sponsor for feral colony caretakers in Chicago. We currently sponsor 150 colonies and more than 400 cats. We currently provide our colony caretakers with free and discounted spay/neuter surgery packages that include vaccinations, parasite treatments, micro-chipping, and ear-tipping. We also offer free food for colony caretakers through our Pet Food Pantry, regular feral cat education seminars, and mediation in the event that there is a misunderstanding within a particular neighborhood.

  • Nationally recognized as experts in feline care and behavior, Tree House understands that one of the best ways to decrease euthanasia is by decreasing the relinquishment of pets. Behavioral issues are one of the most common reasons for surrendering an animal to a local shelter, and Tree House works hard to help pet guardians resolve the behavioral issues that might lead to abandonment.

Behavioral Counseling: Tree House is a primary resource for cat care and behavior information; we offer both direct counseling and educational publications. Counseling is available to anyone and is free. Our trained professionals can help with behavior problems such as improper elimination, biting, scratching furniture, and more. Tree House’s ultimate goal is to see all pets in a loving home, and our behavior and education efforts are making that goal achievable.

  • Tree House strives to be a model for proper shelter housing, incorporating best practices in veterinary medicine, sanitation protocols that reduce stress, and housing that encourages interaction and enhances the lives of the Tree House residents.

Tree House Adoption Centers: For the residents of Tree House, we are committed to providing a healthy, safe, and enriching environment during their time at our Adoption Centers. Our Director of Veterinary Services oversees an in-house veterinary clinic for both chronic and acute care. New arrivals are examined, evaluated, and treated in the clinic, and current residents receive regular exams, boosters, blood tests, and veterinary medical treatment as needed.

  • Providing free pet food and supplies to low-income dog and cat guardians and feral cat colony caretakers helps reduce relinquishment and euthanasia in our community.

Pet Food Pantry Program: This important program assists people on a low or fixed income with supplemental food for their companion animals. We also supply food to feral cat caretakers who practice TNR and have outdoor managed feral cat colonies. The goal of the program is to enable our clients to keep their pets despite financial difficulties, or maintain their feral colonies. We also counsel clients if they are appear to be acquiring more animals than they can properly care for or afford.

  • Educating the public on responsible pet care will not only reduce relinquishment but will help future pet guardians have a more humane perspective toward animals.

Education Outreach Program: Tree House certified humane educators travel throughout Chicagoland to present on a variety of topics to groups ranging in age from elementary school students to adults. The program helps students understand that animals have feelings and do suffer when they are neglected or abused. We discuss the importance of responsible, compassionate care for pets and the effect on animals when they are neglected or abused.

Coming Soon:

Tree House’s New Adoption Center and Low-Cost Clinic

Tree House is planning to design and build a state-of-the-art, environmentally-friendly Adoption Center and low-cost Veterinary Clinic in Chicago. The project will be completed in two separate phases.  Phase one will involve the construction of the Adoption Center, which will be approximately 15,000 square feet, will house between 250 – 300 cats and will feature an in house veterinary clinic, which will be open to the public. Phase two will involve the construction of a low-cost Veterinary Clinic, open to the public, with a focus on providing quality veterinary care to low-income pet guardians.  Our focus will remain on rescuing and rehabilitating sick and injured stray cats, educating the public in responsible cat and dog care and behavior, and providing guidance and direct support for the care of feral cat colonies living outside.

The new Adoption Center facility will feature the following:

Adoption Center

The cat housing areas will be cageless, with rooms of varying sizes to accommodate single cats or a colony of 10 cats. Each room will be designed with the ultimate health and comfort of the cats in mind and will feature multi-tiered shelving platforms and comfortable furniture that can be easily sanitized. The ventilation system will offer multiple air exchanges every hour and will feature an ultraviolet filtering system to destroy air borne bacteria and viruses. Sunlight will be abundant in all housing areas and outdoor enclosures will be accessible in most of the adoption areas.

Pet Food Pantry & Supply Store

The Pantry will provide food and supplies (litter, toys, treats) free of charge to support the pets of low-income families and individuals. This program will be subsidized by a Supply Store selling pet food and merchandise to adopters and the general public.

Education Center/Training Area

The education/training area will feature interactive and educational exhibits, training sessions on cat and kitten care and behavior, training and certification classes for dogs, and informational seminars on topics like Pet Trusts, Pet Diet and Nutrition, and Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR).

Feel free to check out Treehouse at www.treehouseanimals.org
 
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Our May benefit for “Be Fidos Friend” is May 18th and 19th!!

Published on May 16, 2013 by in Uncategorized

We will be hosting Be Fidos Friend for our April monthly fundraiser. During those two days, we will take all the proceeds made from the tattoos and piercings and give it to Be Fidos Friend.

May 18th 12pm-10pm
May 19th 12pm-8pm

This benefit will be a walk in basis only. Please understand that due to the size of tattoos, hours of the studio, and availability of the artists, there is a chance we might not be able to do your tattoo. It is our goal to do as many if not ALL of the tattoos to help out this wonderful organization.  However, we are only human and can only do as much as we physically can.

A little about Be Fidos Friend:

WHO WE ARE
Be Fido’s Friend was founded in 2011 by a group of five animal advocates and is a 100% volunteer run organization. Our mission is to 
end the Chicagoland canine homeless population through education, spay and neutering, and partnering of resources to improve the quality of life for dogs in need.

WHAT WE DO
Be Fido’s Friend is dedicated to animal rescue. In addition to our primary goal of helping homeless dogs find forever homes, we:

  1. Rescue animals from situations that are abusive, endangering and neglectful and inform the public in order to put a stop to animal abuse and irresponsible breeding.
  2. Promote holistic and alternative therapies to allow our animals to live long, peaceful and happy lives.
  3. Educate the public on responsible pet ownership which includes the importance of spay/neutering.
  4. Support, encourage and join forces with other animal welfare organizations.
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