From my group:
I am a member of the Tree House Animal Foundation, which is located
> in Chicago,Illinois. In the mail recently, I had received the
> following letter.I am quoting directly from the letter I received
> from them.
> "I need to inform you of an URGENT situation that recently affected
> the Tree House.
> Late Sunday night, March 14th, a fire roared through the empty
> building directly west of the Tree House. This building was under
> construction, and fortunatly no one was in the building at the time.
> The Chicago Fire Deptartment responed quickly and handled the blaze,
> but due to the intense heat,Tree House sufered some structual damage
> to the west wall of the facility.
> The situation worsened on Monday,March 15th, when the fire marshall
> and the building inspector for the city of Chicago deemed the
> building structually unsound, claiming the building was in imminent
> danger of collapsing into our shelter.They ordered us to immediatly
> evacuate the many felines and human occupents of Tree House, and we
> beggun the urgent process of finding temporary homes for all of our
> The Anti Cruelty Society, local vet offices,staff, and volunteers
> have all reached out to Tree House to offer temporary foster homes.
> We have placed nearly 300 cats in homes and facilities across the
> city, and now we are working on keeping them all fed,cared for, and
> treated in their various locations.
> On March 17th, a court finally ruled the building (next door) a
> danger to the public, and a demolatioon crew has begun the process of
> razing the building. However, this is a slow and delicate process,
> and it could be nearly a week before we are allowed to return to the
> This turn of events has obviously taken a toll on the many residents
> of Tree House, especcially those who have been with us for many
> years. The socialization process will need to begin again for many of
> the cats in our socialization program, and we already found that the
> stress of this experience has caused physical problems for many of
> the cats.
> We hope you will consider making a donation to help us absorb the
> many costs we are faciung during this situation. Your gift will
> benefit many cats at Tree House.
> Thankyou for your continued support." This letter was signed by
> Robert M.Marovich,President,Board of Directors.
> To send them a much needed love offering, here is their address and
> other contact info:
> Tree House Animal Foundation
> 1212 W.Carmen Ave
> Chicago,Illinois 60640-2999
> phone: 773-784-5488
> website: www.treehouseanimals.org
> email them at: [email protected]
> I also want to say Thankyou from the bottom of my heart for any help
> of any amount you can send them- it is GREATLY apprecciated. Thankyou
> again,Kitty Wuerl from Milw, Wisconsin.
> Kitty's Cat Rescue/Cats Galore-Milwaukee