My name is Jimmy!

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

Facts about Jimmy

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Orange Or Red
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Male
  • Hair: Short
Jimmy was once a housecat who was abandoned when his family moved away. He has been being cared for outdoors by a compassionate caretaker for the last three years, until recently when he surprised her by strolling right into her home and making himself comfortable. He had recently been injured in a fight with a feral cat, and was decidedly over life on the cold Chicago streets. His caretaker had him checked out by her veterinarian, and he is currently in a loving foster home getting lots of TLC. He enjoys human company immensely and is happy to shower his humans with affection. He does need some time to acclimate though. And it's well worth it. He has been neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped, so this handsome guy is ready to go home! He is FIV+* and will need an adopter who is patient and understands that he has had a rough past, but is adjusting very nicely to life as an indoor cat again. If you would like to meet Jimmy, please contact Liz Houtz at 773-798-9250 or

* 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. FIV+ cats can live with non-FIV cats without transferring the disease. If kept indoors in a stress-free environment, with regular medical care and high-quality nutrition, most FIV+ cats live long and healthy lives.

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.