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My name is Spessartina!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Chicago, Illinois - Spessartina

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Spessartina's Info...

I am already spayed, a special needs pet, and up to date with shots.

Spessartina's Story...
Spessartina is a delicate blossom of cat. If she were a lady, she would probably require a fainting couch and smelling salts. She sits with her tail covering her face like a fan, and when you reach out to pet her she purrs softly and trembles with pleasure and gratitude. She wouldn’t like gory movies or crass comedies, preferring something more subtle and pastel. Despite her gentility, Spessartina lived a hard life outdoors. She was found by our TNR program, underweight, hungry, and sick. She tested positive for FIV*, which can happen when a cat spends much of her life living outdoors unspayed and fending for herself. Spessartina made it through the tough times, and came through resilient as a gemstone. She would love someone to give her the gentle affection she desires in a quiet, peaceful home removed from the ghastly alleyways of the city. Spessartina was born around 2011.

*Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) causes a weakening of the immune system in cats. It's often compared to human HIV, but FIV is not transferable to humans or other species. It is also difficult to transfer to other sterilized cats, and we believe that mixed FIV and non-FIV households can work if managed properly. If kept indoors in a stress-free environment, with regular medical care and high-quality nutrition, most FIV+ cats live long and healthy lives. Tree House staff can help answer your questions to see if an FIV+ cat is the right choice for you. FIV+ cats adopted from Tree House are eligible for a lifetime veterinary-care plan that includes a free annual exam and discounted treatments.

Facts about Spessartina

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Tan Or Fawn
  • Age: Young
  • Sex: Female
  • Hair: Short

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Spessartina, a Chicago Domestic Shorthair cat was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Domestic Shorthair for sale in Chicago, or seeking a Domestic Shorthair cat from a breeder in Chicago.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Chicago already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Chicago breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Domestic Shorthair breeders who help with Domestic Shorthair rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Chicago paves the way for another one to be saved.