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AdoptTravis

MaleDomestic Shorthair

About

In Travis's world, everything is a toy. He's got two speeds: 90mph or nada, so you'll know when he's up and at 'em...and when he's about to crash. He's recently discovered the joy of getting a chin scritch. Let that morph into a belly rub if you can, because this sleek black tabby has a precious white spot right in the middle of his tummy, like an adorable cartoon kitty. Sound like your kinda guy? Come meet Travis today! Travis is very sweet, handsome and affectionate. He was born January 2016.

Have you heard of Black Cat Syndrome? It refers to the phenomenon that many shelters experience when it comes to adopting out black cats (and black dogs). Sadly, they are often the last to find forever homes. Why are black cats and dogs so often left behind? Many who work in rescue believe it has to do with the fact that it’s harder for people to read the expressions on the faces of the black cats and dogs. Additionally for cats, they carry the baggage of ridiculous superstition and being referred to as bad luck (although they are actually considered GOOD luck in the UK!!). Don’t pass up the opportunity to provide a forever home for a black cat or a black dog. You’ll receive a gift of love beyond your expectations!

If you live in Chicago and are interested in learning more about Travis, please contact Toni McNaughton at tonimcn@rcn.com and Lisa Ward at catladychicago@yahoo.com. Please tell us a bit about your situation, what you are looking for, the composition of your current household (the other humans and/or pets who already live there). Inquires with these questions answered are responded to promptly.

We are always in need of foster homes. If you are not able to adopt, but are interested in fostering or know someone who might be, we would love to hear from you! Please contact Toni McNaughton at tonimcn@rcn.com or Lisa Ward at catladychicago@yahoo.com to learn more. Photos by Kari Peters

Contact

If you have questions about Travis please contact Feline Friends Chicago

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Details

Name
Travis
Age
Adult
Size
Color
Black (Mostly)
Hair Length
Short
Shots up to date
Spayed / Neutered
Housetrained
Family
Ok with kids
Ok with birds
Ok with dogs
Ok with cats
Ok with small animals
Contact Person

Shelter Description

Feline Friends Chicago is a, no kill, cat rescue organization serving Chicago. We do not have a physical site – we are completely foster-based. To meet any of our cats in the Feline Friends Chicago program, we arrange meetings between foster homes and potential adopters. Feline Friends is staffed 100% by volunteers, and is funded entirely by private donations. Feline Friends is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and all donations are tax deductible.

Our mission statement is: “to help alleviate the suffering of homeless pets in Chicago by rescuing, spaying/neutering, and responsibly placing as many animals as possible in permanent homes.

Feline Friends Chicago is a 100% foster-based program. The more foster homes we have, the more cats we can rescue. We are continually in need of foster homes, and would love to hear from you if you could provide a foster home. Contact us at felinefriendsorg@gmail.com. We respond to all emails promptly. If you have not received a reply within 24 hours, please check your spam folder.

Shelter Driving Directions

All cats in Feline Friends Chicago live in foster homes. As part of the adoption process, we have the potential adopter meet the available kitties by putting them directly in touch with the appropriate foster parent(s) to coordinate a day and time for a visit.

Areas Served

We serve Chicago and close in suburbs. We also rescue cats and kittens from downstate animal control facilities.

Adoption Instructions

The process for adopting a cat involves a couple of steps.

Step 1 Gather information
We gather information about the potential adopter's situation, what they are looking for, their current household and pets, etc.

Step 2 Cat “Interviews”
Next, we have the potential adopter meet the available kitties, by putting them directly in touch with the appropriate foster parent(s) to coordinate a day and time for a visit.

Step 3 Adoption application
Once the potential adopter has met the kitties, if they decide they want to do an adoption, they fill out our adoption application, which we then process. It takes a couple of days to process the application. Once the application has been processed and approved, the kitties are ready to go home.

Step 4 After the adoption
Once a person has adopted a cat, Feline Friends Chicago continues to stay in touch with the adopter to ensure a smooth transition for both the person and the cat. We remain available for questions and advice.

All of our kitties have been combo-tested for FIV/Feline Leukemia, spayed or neutered, vaccinated for distemper, microchipped, and dewormed. The adoption fee helps to offset the costs we incur to do all of these things.

Please keep in mind, we are a very small volunteer group and not set up to do out of state or long distance adoptions. If you live out of the Chicago area, we encourage you to look at your local shelters where there are wonderful animals waiting for homes.

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