Friday, February 20, 2009

Plugs for Other Neighborhood Blogs, Websites: For Your Browsing Pleasure

posted by chicago pop

This is a cat. It's name is Libby. Libby was recently placed in a new home by a start-up Hyde Park cat adoption organization. They work to take feral cats off the street, domesticate them, and find them loving homes. They have a blog that tells you all about it at Hyde Park Cats. Gehen Sie dort.

Here's what they say about themselves:

Stray, feral, and lost cats and kittens in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago
are our focus. We maintain a cat colony, rehome and foster needy cats, and try
to help with lost-and-found issues. We really want to help educate the
community this spring and summer (aka kitten season) about the issues,
including spay-neuter and TNR (trap-neuter-release).

We hope to be a resource to the community. The volunteer group involved is
about 20 -- college and grad students, parents of toddlers, "civilians".

They asked me if I would get the word out about their work, and how could I say no? We've been a little dog-centric here at HPP, so this should right the balance.

In other news, a Hyde Park dude has come up with an interesting, interactive Hyde Park map that he'd like you to check out. You can use it to find a place to get coffee, beer, take a nap, find a mailbox, or avoid getting robbed. Give him some feedback. The web truly is an amazing thing.

Here's what this reader says about his project:

It's a small collection of maps of particular interest to UofC
students like myself, but also useful to Hyde Park residents. It includes:

* Crime Map - where burglaries, robberies, and car thefts occur in Hyde Park
* Bus Map - where the UofC campus buses run (hope to add others later)
* Necessities Map - where to buy coffee, beer, sandwiches, etc. at any
time of day
* Mail Box Map - where to send something by USPS, UPS, or Fedex

I hope you enjoy them, and I'd welcome any help to make these maps more comprehensive.


Greg said...

She looks like a nice kitty. I'd take her but I already have two!

Matt K said...

At the U of C Student Government we are making an effort to keep our blog more up to date. While a great resource for students, we hope to have more posts about the campus and neighborhood that will be interesting to other community members.

Love your blog, keep up the good work!

SG President