My name is Astra!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in St. Charles, Illinois - Astra
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Homes for Endangered and Lost Pets --H.E.L.P.

Facts about Astra

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Tiger Striped
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 10089
  • Hair: Short
Astra is very curious and is the first to investigate anything out of the ordinary. She is very playful and is always looking for someone to chase. She likes to have her ears scratched. She started to have seizures when she was around 4-6 months old. It began with her drooling and she would be very tired. The doctors first thought it was sinus issues, but then she had a seizure where she lost her eyesight (it came back by the end of the day). The doctor put her on a combination of Levetiracetam and Phenobarbital. We are not sure what had caused her problem at such a young age, but it did not stop her activities at all and she would act like a normal cat any other time. Her drooling has stopped (it was occurring multiple times a day). She has not had an episode in over a year. Her appetite is good. Her current medication is as follows: Levetiracetam ($30 bottle) 0.45 ml every 12 hours and Phenobarbital
($12 20-tablets) 1/2 tablet twice daily. The prices are through Walgreens. Since I am signed up with Walgreens prescription program ($20 yearly membership fee), the Levetiracetam is $21 bottle and the Phenobarbital is $10 for 20-tablets). She is up-to-date on all of her shots and has no problems using the litter box.

About Homes for Endangered and Lost Pets --H.E.L.P.

About Our Rescue Group...

Mission Statement

H.E.L.P. is an all volunteer based, not for profit organization in the Fox Valley area. H.E.L.P. strives to provide medical care and a safe, happy, and comfortable living environment for as many cats and dogs possible while maintaining a high standard of care for these animals and making a best effort to ensure these animals are adopted into quality adoptive homes. H.E.L.P. is committed to educating the community on improving the lives of pets, and reducing the stray and abandoned domestic animal population as well as to promote spay/neuter programs.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Our dogs are all in foster homes. Please check for upcoming events. If interested in meeting one of our adoptable dogs, please go to the website and fill out the application.

Our Adoption Process...

Applying for a dog, Applying for a cat


1. Complete an adoption application at

2. Once your application is reviewed, a H.E.L.P. volunteer will contact you.

3. Approved adopters will be put in touch with the foster home to schedule an appointment to meet the dog/puppy or cat/kitten.

3. All members of the family must be present in order to adopt. We want to make sure it’s a good fit for everyone! If you already have a dog, we ask that you bring him/her to meet the foster dog too. (not necessary to adopt a cat)

Puppies 12 months and younger are $300. Adult Dogs over 12 months and younger than 6 years old are $250. Senior Dogs over 6 years are $100.

All dogs adopted through HELP who complete an obedience course within 4 months of adoption date will be reimbursed $50.

Kittens through HELP are $150 and Cats are $100.

The foster home has final approval of adoption.