Tree House Humane Society envisions a world in which

Every Cat Thrives


We empower communities of caregivers to protect, nurture, and support new solutions so no cat suffers. 

Photo credit: Eric Allix Rogers

Our Goals

As part of our three-year strategic plan (2019-2021), Tree House will focus on these priorities:

  • Transformational leadership. We are focused on strengthening board, staff and volunteer leadership; diversity and inclusion are key principles.
  • Positive financial health. We are focused on creating sustainable models and investing in partnerships with our investors.
  • Model cat care. We strive to deliver exemplary health, education & community cats programs. We will be expanding our Trap Neuter & Return program and opening a community veterinary wellness center  to deliver affordable vet care.
  • Build our brand equity. We will expand our influence. On the horizon are: a new brand identity, website, and a documentary on our community cat colonies as a lens to understand Chicago’s changing neighborhoods.
  • Innovation is our DNA. We will build a culture of innovation and continuous improvement. Our aim is to be the Apple of animal welfare.


Community Education and Empowerment surrounds our holistic approach to making sure every cat thrives.

a circular graphic showing Tree House's programs and how each one impacts the holistic approach to saving cats

Find out more about Tree House:

Our Story


Financials and Shelter Statistics 



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