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Tree House Stray Cat Strut 5K Walkathon


For the month of June, we're offering a double-whammy with two events in one day! Each has been set up separate from the other to provide you with the option of selecting a single event, but we hope to see you at both!

Tree House Humane Society is holding its 8th Annual Stray Cat Strut 5K Walkathon from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Saturday, June 22, 2013 (rain or shine). Participants should arrive no later than 9:45 am.

Tree House Humane Society is an organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and adoption of sick, injured, abused, and neglected stray cats. In addition to having two cageless adoption centers housing more than 250 rescued cats, Tree House offers community outreach programs, as well as a high-volume, low-cost Spay/Neuter Clinic that serves both cats and dogs.

Tree House relies heavily on volunteers, individual donations, and fundraisers, and Vegan Chicago is excited to be participating in this worthwhile event for the second year in a row.

Participants will walk along Chicago's beautiful lakefront to raise awareness about the plight of community cats, promote spay/neuter and adoption, and to raise money for the special-needs cats Tree House cares for.

Registration prior to the event is $30, and event day registration is $35, which includes:

• Stray Cat Strut T-shirt
• I "heart" Tree House wristband
• Post walk celebration at the current Uptown Headquarters with food (with offerings from Native Foods), entertainment, post walk massages, tours and more
• Cats and dogs welcome to join
• Costume contest • Goodie bag
• Personalized button of your cat so they can walk with you in spirit! Email [masked] to have your button pre-made or get a button of a Tree House cat the day of the walk.
•Special limited edition 2013 Vegan Chicago cat silhouette button to commemorate your participation or donation!

A Vegan Chicago 'team' has been created on the Tree House website, so when you register, please be sure you add your name to our team! If you're unable to participate in the walk, you can still submit a donation to Tree House on behalf of the Vegan Chicago team.

Advance registration for the walkathon can be completed here.

Event #2: After the “Strut”, we'll satisfy the appetite we've worked up during the walkathon at Demera Ethiopian Restaurant! Please see the event page for details related to this pre-pay meal.

Hope you can join us at Tree House! If not, please consider making a donation. Any amount will be most appreciated!


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  • Jonathan J.

    I will not be able to make it to the walk on time today so I will have to cancel. Sorry.

    June 22, 2013

  • mary a.

    I have car trouble and unable to attned

    June 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I work on the weekends. :-(

    June 17, 2013

  • John W.

    Sad that I will miss the walk this year. Just happens to be the day of our family reunion.

    June 16, 2013

  • Debra

    All Vegan Chicago walkathon participants will receive a special, limited edition button reflecting the Vegan Chicago logo with a kitty inside of the red star.

    June 5, 2013

  • Debra

    June 5, 2013

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