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.

2 comments:

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.

http://sg.uchicago.edu/blog

Love your blog, keep up the good work!

Matt,
SG President