My name is Mr. Lincoln!

Domestic Longhair Cat for adoption in Chicago, Illinois - Mr. Lincoln
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Tree House Humane Society

Facts about Mr. Lincoln

  • Breed: Domestic Longhair
  • Color: White (Mostly)
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Male
  • Hair: Long
This is a courtesy post on behalf of a friend of Tree House. Mr. Lincoln was found by a police detective on the North side of Chicago in early May 2015. Lincoln, a big boy with a long, beautiful mane and bright eyes, just walked up to the officer, rubbed up against her legs and started purring very loudly. The detective brought Lincoln home and then to the veterinarian, noticing that he had an ear tip. Mr. Lincoln had no microchip and no owner could be found. As part of a short time foster, Lincoln lived with two small dogs for two weeks after being rescued. He loved the dogs immediately and ended up cuddling with them!

After a full veterinary examination—and a good grooming to his long, soft, white fur—it was determined that Lincoln is a three year old special needs cat. Lincoln lived on the street after being ear tipped and neutered and has FIV in addition to being a carrier of FeLV. Lincoln does not display any signs of being sick and is a laid back gigantic purr machine who loves to cuddle. Each of the veterinarians and groomer who’ve met Lincoln this far has fallen in love with him. He is very cooperative and appreciative of all the attention he’s been getting.

Having FIV and FeLV is a precursor to being sensitive to infections and immediate veterinary care is necessary if signs of sickness or infection appear. In addition, FeLV can be transmitted to other kitties through grooming and water sharing—so Lincoln should be in a home by himself or with another FeLV positive cat.

When Mr. Lincoln presented himself, he was just crying out for love. He gives and responds so well to love and deserves a happy life in a home with a compassionate owner who can look after him and make sure that he stays safe. If you are interested in adopting this sweet boy please contact Erica Roewade at

* 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.