Throughout December, Busy Beaver is donating 10% of each week’s sales to local organization selected by one of the Beavers. This week, December 8-14, our Marketing Manager, Denise, selected Tree House humane society, a cageless cat rescue to which she has a very personal connection.
Denise’s cat, Friday, was found and rehabilitated by Tree House three years ago. A very young kitten with several injuries, Friday likely would not have been saved by most rescues; Jenny Schlueter, Tree House’s Development Director told us that “sick and injured animals [are] most often euthanized at traditional shelters across the country.” Tree House, however, specializes in rehabilitating these cats and giving them a second chance at life. Since 1971, the organization has found homes for more than 17,000 animals and sterilized and vaccinated more than 35,000 cats and dogs throughout Chicagoland. Denise said that when Friday was rescued she was, “in bad shape. She had fleas, an eye injury and a head injury. Tree House took her in, treated her injuries, house and fed her for several months until I came along to adopt her. Three House takes care of cats that wouldn’t otherwise be cared for.
Tree House is also known for their fun and innovative fundraising efforts. They host events like Tats for Cats, a tattoo and piercing benefit held three times a year, and Mew & View movie nights. Denise, ever the fan of internet cats, said that “Jenny [Tree House’s development director] is also a gal after my own heart. She’s currently courting Lil’ Bub, Grumpy Cat, Keyboard Cat, Nyan Cat and Henri le Chat Noir to appear in a promotional video to raise money for Tree House’s new facility in Rogers Park.” Tree House will also be hosting their annual Lights of Love holiday event this weekend where people can pay tribute to their pets who have passed away.
Busy Beaver is proud to support the innovative role that Tree House plays in the life of sick, injured and stray animals in Chicago. Now through this Saturday, December 14th, 10% of all purchases of custom items and from our gift shop will go directly to Tree House to support their work. For more info on all their programs, visit Tree House online.