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My name is Ava!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Chicago, Illinois - Ava
Photo 1 - Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Chicago, Illinois - Ava
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Photo 4 - Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Chicago, Illinois - Ava
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I'm being cared for by:
Feline Friends Chicago

Facts about Ava

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Calico Or Dilute Calico
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Female
  • Hair: Short
She's a magnificent looking girl, svelte and very smart. Ava's energetic and keeps her girlish figure with lots of playtime. She enjoys jumping and flipping for the Cat Dancer toy and really loves to play chase around the house with her foster folks and fellow kitties. A keen wildlife enthusiast, she maintains daytime vigils watching squirrels and birds from her window-side cat tree. She vocalizes several ways, from meows to chirps, and squeaks for protest. She likes gentle petting, mostly on her head, as she gets overstimulated with too much. Ava loves the evening ritual of laying on your chest near your neck or on her back in the crook of your arm like a baby. She's enjoys the company of other kitties and showing them how to open cupboards. Keep the cat treats high! Ava was born in 2014.

If you are interested in learning more about Ava, or know someone who might be interested, please contact Toni McNaughton at tonimcn@rcn.com or Lisa Ward at catladychicago@yahoo.com. We answer all emails promptly. If you have not received a reply from us within 24 hours, please check your spam folder.

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.

About Feline Friends Chicago

About Our Rescue Group...

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.

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Tax deductible donations can be made via: (1.) www.justgive.org (go through "give now", search for Feline Friends via our EIN 27-1370757, and continue as directed), and (2.) Check (make checks out to "Feline Friends" and send to Feline Friends, c/o Kodros, 345 W. Fullerton Parkway #2003, Chicago, IL 60614.)

Come Meet Our Pets...

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.

Our Adoption Process...

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.