About Us

Mission Statement

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Spay and Stay is a non-profit organization dedicated to working with compassionate individuals and local governments to humanely control the growth of the feral cat population in Lake County, Illinois.

Spay and stay is committed to implementing long-term solutions to significantly reduce the population of unaltered, free-roaming and abandoned domestic cats in our area.


Spay and Stay was started in 2002 by two compassionate women who were concerned about the number of stray and feral cats they were seeing in and around their communities and decided to do something to help. They found funding to start the first and only TNR group in Lake County, IL. Over 13,000 cats have been sterilized and vaccinated through Spay and Stay since 2002. 

Spay and Stay is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.


Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust grant funds were awarded for TNR (Trap Neuter Return) of over 225 stray and feral cats. Some cats were sick or injured, and grant funds provided medical care for them.


Petco Foundation supports Spay and Stay feline programs: TNR (Trap, Neuter, Return), Medical Care and Adoptions. Petco has partnered with Spay and Stay for over 8 years.


The Lake County Community Foundation grant funds were awarded for TNR (Trap Neuter Return) for 75 stray and feral cats, vaccines for 376 cats, medical bills for injured cats and funds for volunteers to build shelters.

Board of Directors 

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Spay and Stay
PO Box 145
Grayslake, IL 60030
Phone: 847-289-4557
Fax: 847-557-9136