My name is Shasta!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Maywood, Illinois - Shasta
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CatVando TNR Corp

Facts about Shasta

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Black (All)
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 7982684
  • Hair: Short

Shasta is a quirky little sweetheart who, despite her hard life, is incredibly open and trusting. She loves people more than anything in the world and will crawl into your lap at the first opportunity so she can hunker down and purr for as long as you'll let her. She has an adorable habit of tucking her head under your arm and laying longways across your lap, draping her whole body over you and falling asleep. When she's not cuddling and begging for love, she wants to eat. You will never meet a cat that gets as excited as she does when she hears a can of food opening, even though she never ends up eating very much of it. Shasta lives in a cage-free environment with several other rescue cats and gets along with them just fine, though she does get a bit jealous when she wants love and people are paying attention to other cats. For this reason she would be best suited to a home that either did not have other cats, or one where she would be sure to get the attention she wants without having to share too much loving with her fellow cats. To meet Shasta, make an appointment with CatVando today! 

About CatVando TNR Corp

About Our Rescue Group...

Our primary mission is to prevent kittens through a Trap Neuter Return (TNR) program. However, sometimes we get Trap Neuter Adoption (TNA’s). When shelters are full, we foster, socialize and vet the kittens. This part of our program also involves local youths in the care of kittens in addition to our TNR efforts.

While in our system, kittens are fed a good quality Grain-Free Kibble and care is taken to assure their long and healthy life to the extent possible. We supplement for specific issues i.e. Pro-biotics, EFA's, immune boosters and sometimes digestive enzymes.. Many are exposed to dogs and are comfortable with them. They’ve been exposed to many wonderful volunteers of all ages.

When possible we capture the mama with the litter to assure their fuller development. Many times we keep them together for 9-12 weeks. Our adoption fee covers spay neuter surgery, FVRCP & Rabies vaccinations, parasite, ear mite & flea treatment when necessary, and a micro chip. And some of them have a small ear tip—just a reminder that you’ve given a cat a home that could have otherwise had to fend for itself, on the streets.

Our adopted cats and kittens are welcome back for the duration of their life in the event the adoption doesn’t work out, or if it becomes impossible for you to keep the cat. We’re always available for consultation about behavior, health, or referrals to assistance beyond our scope.

Come Meet Our Pets...

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Call to make an appointment 708-829-6013.

Our Adoption Process...

1. Fill out an application

2. Face to face Interview, and meet with the cat/kitten

Part of our adoption process requires observing all family members interaction, especially children.

We always adopt bonded pairs, but single cats are sometimes available. Adoption fees vary, but are usually $25 - $75 for a single cat, and $125 for a bonded pair.

Depending on the situation, we may also need to carry out a home visit, and help with transportation and introduction of the cat to it's new surroundings.

Follow-ups are part of the normal process.