Pet Care and Advice
Anti-Cruelty Society Free Behavior Hotline
Free service available to all pet owners who are experiencing behavior problems with their pets. Two excellent behavior specialists are available to answer questions and provide solutions on everything from separation anxiety to aggression. To contact their behavior specialists, call 312-644-8338.
Illinois Lost Cats
Resources for finding a lost cat in the city of Chicago or Illinois.
American Animal Hospital Association
Offers up-to-date information on behavior, nutrition, and common health problems, plus recommended reading.
Winn Feline Foundation Cat Health Topics
Cat health information from experts, including the results of grants for feline health research.
Cornell University Pet Loss Hotline
The hotline is staffed by volunteer veterinary students. Call 607-253-3932 from 6-9 pm Eastern Time on Tuesday-Thursday. Please feel free to leave a message if all staff is busy. All voice mail and email will be answered. The staff cannot provide medical advice.
Pet Food Pantries
Animal Welfare League Pet Food Give-a-Ways
A monthly supply of pet food is provided to pet owners on a limited income who otherwise would be unable to keep their companion animals. The shelter works diligently to secure food donations so they can continue this service in the community.
PAWS Chicago Pet Food Bank
To help these people most in need, the PAWS Chicago Pet Food Bank provides emergency assistance to families facing unemployment, foreclosure, or other financial crises, thus enabling them to keep their pets. They provide pet food and pet supplies, such as cat litter, leashes, collars, cat carriers, and litter boxes until the family is able to provide these necessities on their own. In addition, owners can receive a voucher for free spay/neuter surgeries for their pet.
Tree House Animal Society Pet Food Pantry
Tree House’s pet food assistance program serves low-income or fixed-income families and individuals by providing supplemental food for companion animals. Approximately two weeks of food per month can be provided to enable clients to keep their pets despite financial difficulties. This program is not intended to provide all the food necessary to sustain a pet, rather a supplement to help in a difficult time.
Chicago TNR Program
Chicago TNR program is a joint program between Tree House Humane Society and PAWS Chicago.
Alley Cat Allies Trap-Neuter-Return Information
Alley Cat Allies is the only national advocacy organization dedicated to the protection and humane treatment of cats. Alley Cat Allies was the first organization to introduce and advocate for humane methods of feral cat care, particularly Trap-Neuter-Return, in the American animal protection community.
Works with individuals, communities and municipalities to perform and coordinate TNR efforts. In Maywood, IL.
Feral Feline Project
Feral Feline Project (FFP) specializes in Trap Neuter and Return (TNR) of feral (wild) or stray, outdoor cats. Their efforts focus on humanely reducing outdoor and abandoned cats living in Northern Cook County, IL.
Low Cost Spay and Neuter Programs
FREE spay/neuter surgery for pets of Chicago residents on Mediplan and feral-neighborhood cats.
Just for Fun
Cat, Kitten, Puppy and Dog Names
Suggestions for naming your new or newly-adopted pet. Cat and dog names based on color, gender, country of origin and other categories.
Cat Names Meow
In addition to names, the site includes pet products, gifts, cat news, and blog.
Tales of a charming, yet mischievous cat that lives with Simon.