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...

Founded in 1971, Tree House is an animal welfare organization that promotes the inherent value of every animal and strives to educate the public about humane treatment of animals with a focus on sick, injured, abused, and neglected cats and cats with special physical and emotional needs. We are committed to finding every healthy and treatable cat a home. Since our founding we have adopted out more than 25,000 cats.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Stop by our shelter for a visit at:

Tree House Humane Society
1212 W. Carmen Ave
Chicago, IL 60640

Our Adoption Process...

At Tree House, our goal is to find a good fit between cat and guardian. Our trained adoption counselors talk with prospective adopters to best understand their wants and needs. Visitors then tour our cageless facility to meet our rescued cats who are waiting for a forever home. We encourage individuals to take as much time as they need to find their new best friend and make sure it will be a good fit (and can visit multiple times). Ultimately, we want every match to be a happy and healthy one and individuals to take their time versus being rushed to make a decision. Adoption applications stay on file for three months.

Adoption fees of $85 help cover the cost of a cat's care at Tree House including: spay or neuter, deworming, flea treatment, FIV and FeLV testing, AVID microchip, veterinary examination, and 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.