My name is Jesse!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Chicago, Illinois - Jesse
Photo 1 - Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Chicago, Illinois - Jesse
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I'm being cared for by:
Tree House Humane Society

Facts about Jesse

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Black & White Or Tuxedo
  • Age: Young
  • Sex: Male
  • Hair: Short
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Important Note

Jesse is best friends with Toby. Please adopt both of them so they can stay together!
This is a courtesy posting on behalf of a Tree House friend. Jesse: A B&W tuxedo kitten, Jesse is very rambunctious and playful. At about 9 months old, Jesse is an incredibly caring cat; he loves sleeping as close as possible to any human and waking them up with kisses. Aside from being an avid cuddler, Jesse is incredibly curious, also exploring new territory and items. Like any kitten, Jesse eats his food like there’s no tomorrow (so watch out for yours!). Jesse is incredibly social and loves meeting new people. Jesse would be an incredible addition to any loving home. Toby: Found in Israel with a completely dislocated and useless front right paw, Toby is a three-legged 10-month-old tabby. As a result of going through such trauma at only 4 weeks old, Toby can be very timid and scared. However, once he warms up, he is very vocal—meowing, purring, and chirping at every opportunity. Like Jesse, Toby also devours his food like any kitten. For sleeping, his place of choice is right next to your thigh to get warmth. Due to the added strength to his hind legs, Toby is incredibly fast and loves running and playing. Toby requires a very dedicated and loving home, but with time can be an amazingly acclimated cat! *Both kittens were rescued as stray cats in Israel and legally brought back to the United States. They were raised together (and Jesse acts as a “seeing-eye cat” for Toby) and therefore MUST be adopted together. They are completely up to date on their shots, are both neutered, and healthy kittens. Please contact Jody at if you are interested in this pair!

About Tree House Humane Society

About Our Shelter...

Tree House is a humane organization that promotes the inherent value of every animal and strives to educate the public about proper and responsible animal care, with a focus on the care and placement of stray cats with special physical and emotional needs. We are committed to finding every healthy and treatable animal a home.

Tree House was founded in 1971 and since that time we have expanded and enhanced our programs and services to become the largest, no-kill, cageless shelter for sick, injured, abused and neglected cats in the Chicagoland area. To date we have found homes for nearly 14,000 cats. In addition to our focus on the rehabilitation and adoption of stray cats, we offer many other valuable programs and services, including our Free Spay/Neuter Program, Pet Loss Grief Support Group, Humane Investigations Team, Youth Volunteer Program, Animal-Assisted Therapy, Behavior Hotline, Pet Food Pantry, and Education Outreach Program.

Our Adoption Process...

At Tree House, trained adoption counselors interview prospective adopters to understand their needs, and then adopters are escorted to the Adoption Floor to choose their future friend. Adopters are encouraged to take as much time as they need to find a cat. All adoption applications stay on file for three months so please don't feel that you need to rush to choose a companion cat right away.

Your adoption fee of $85 covers the cost of your cat's care at Tree House including: spay or neuter, deworming, flea treatment, FIV and FeLV testing, AVID microchip, veterinary examination, and all necessary vaccinations. We also give a 30-day health guarantee on all of our adoptions.


* A photo I.D.
* A second I.D. with current address and phone number (we recommend a phone bill).
* If you rent, we need your landlord's name and phone number, or a copy of your lease stating that you are allowed to have cats.
* All children under 12 in the household are required to be present for the entire adoption process.