Sometimes you hear about the neighborhood cat lady, and she’s the target of a joke.
But Pilsen’s own Georgie Black is no joke. In fact, she is a big help to the communities where she volunteers to control the cat population.
Georgie is a real life do gooder on a “TNR” mission – that’s trap, neuter and return as many cats as she can.
Georgie is a volunteer for PAWS Chicago and is active in areas where the locals say the animal control and the rodent abatement programs are practically non-existent.
At 5-foot 2, the short-haired, tattooed, 60-something-year-old can be found three to four days a week rounding up finicky felines.
For Georgie her love of all things animal began when she was 18 and got a job at the local kennel in Lombard where she lived.
And all this time later there is no quit in her. Since January of 2013 alone She has “TNR-ed” more than 500 cats.