My name is Garfunkel!

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

Facts about Garfunkel

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Orange Or Red (Mostly)
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Male
  • Hair: Short
Garfunkel is a red-headed singer, about 1.5 years old. He has the most unique meow, and he likes to tell you about it. He sounds almost angry or cranky with it, but it's his hello, and he even does it while purring and cuddling. The truth is that he is extremely gentle and doesn't even bite or scratch when we have given him medicine or shots.

Garfunkel was found outdoors. An older woman was feeding him, but as it got colder, she decided he needed to go to the city pound to protect him. He sat there for weeks before being rescued, and she called each day to check on him. He did suffer from frostbite, so he is missing part of his ear. He also got a bad cold at the pound, but he's finally feeling much better!

He is really wonderful-- chill, social, and just wants to hang out nearby while not being clingy. Really, he'll sit in the same room with you to be nearby, but just calmly nap and accept belly rubs. However, Garfunkel is FeLV+. That means that he will probably have a shorter lifespan than other cats (3-5 years most likely), though some feluk kitties have lived much longer. We have done full blood work on him, and he his values all look perfect! Because he is contagious to other kitties who are not FeLV+, he needs to be an only cat or with other feline leukemia cats. He is not contagious to dogs or people.

To meet this hunky guy, please email Garfunkel is in a foster home and not one of our physical shelters.

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.