Tree House was founded in 1971 on the dream of a group of volunteers who wanted better things for Chicago’s homeless animals.
Fifty years later, Tree House has remained a magical place that inspires awe in cat lovers around the world. It is obvious that Tree House was built with the love, hard work, and dedication of caring people, and is part of what makes Tree House so special.
We’ve come a long ways since our humble beginnings. Here’s what we’ve accomplished in the last 50 years.
This isn’t just 50 years of Tree House. It’s 50 years of “we.” 50 years of joining together with you, our impassioned community of caregivers. 50 years of realizing our vision of a world where every cat thrives.
WE’RE JUST GETTING STARTED
INNOVATION IS IN OUR DNA
We started 50 years ago as a pioneer in the field of animal welfare. That’s our history, and our future. Since those early days, we’ve revolutionized life for the cats who share our community—and beyond. This year, we’ll open our doors to even more animals with our Veterinary Wellness Center.
Our Community Cats and Cats at Work programs are poised to grow exponentially, and we’re working on making our adoption processes even more accessible and educational.
YOU ARE THE HEART OF TREE HOUSE
What started as a dream 50 years ago is now a magical place where cats thrive. Tree House was built with love and that heart beats in every cat we save and in every family we help. You have made our house a home. Our branches wouldn’t reach so far and wide, our roots wouldn’t be so deep and strong, were it not for the amazing generosity of our supporters like you.
This year, we’re saying thank you as we continue to invest in the community that made us who we are.