Strut for Tree House Humane Society


The Tree House Humane Society 7th Annual Stray Cat Strut is Saturday June 2, 10 a.m., starting at the city’s oldest and largest cageless no kill all cat shelter, 1212. W. Carmen Avenue.

A 5K Walkathon begins at the shelter and then heads to the lakefront to raise awareness about the plight of community cats, promote spay/neuter and adoption, and to raise money to help Tree House care for special-needs cats. About 100 or more folks will march and chant, “Love your cat!” Not sure the kind of security will be required that was for NATO – few helicopters above. But mice will run in terror.

This is a dog friendly event! So, finally – a chance for dogs to help the cats.

If it’s hot, please remember dogs are inefficient at cooling off – it’s very important to bring water. (If it’s VERY hot, your dog may be happier left at home).

Collect Pledges, Donate, and Win!

Every registered walker receives a Walkathon T-shirt* featuring a colorful, funky, Stray Cat Strut logo designed by artist Anne Leuck Feldhaus, a goody bag, plus lots of kitty kisses from the Tree House cats! You may also bring along a photo of a special friend, and we’ll make put it on a button so they can walk with you in spirit! Turn in all your pledge money by June 30th to be eligible for the following prizes! ** (Please clearly label your pledges with donors’ first and last names to ensure you receive credit for them.)

$250 – 299
Tree House logo T-shirt by American Apparel
$300 – 499
Tree House logo T-shirt by American Apparel and sweatshirt
$500 – 999
Goody bag with Tree House logo T-shirt, sweatshirt, and 15 assorted toys for you and your cat to enjoy!
$1,000 and up
The above goody bag and a deluxe floor scratcher

If you’re unable to do the Walkathon, you can still collect pledges and receive the corresponding prizes for your donations.