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My name is Sylvia!

Domestic Mediumhair Cat for adoption in Dalzell, Illinois - Sylvia
Photo 1 - Domestic Mediumhair Cat for adoption in Dalzell, Illinois - Sylvia
Photo 2 - Domestic Mediumhair Cat for adoption in Dalzell, Illinois - Sylvia
Photo 3 - Domestic Mediumhair Cat for adoption in Dalzell, Illinois - Sylvia
Photo 4 - Domestic Mediumhair Cat for adoption in Dalzell, Illinois - Sylvia
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I'm being cared for by:
Safe House Animal Rescue League

Facts about Sylvia

  • Breed: Domestic Mediumhair
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 9068213-14-0004
  • Hair: Unknown

Most people who visit us will only catch a glimpse of Sylvia. She's a stunning cat, but only trusts her foster parents (and not wholeheartedly). We know it's a long shot that she will ever find another home, but she deserves one. She loves to play with feather toys, and gaze out the window. She won't demand too much of your attention, unless you happen to have a can of Fancy Feast! Is there a perfect fit for her somewhere?  Check out the third pic of Sylvia. hanging out with another long time resident, B.J. Aren't they gorgeous?

She gets along very well with other cats, but new people frighten her. She would do well in a quiet home where she can do as she pleases. (That usually means sleeping on top of the cat tree.)

UPDATE: Sylvia has been making slow but steady progress. She allowed a volunteer who had never even seen her before to pet her and even leaned in as she was scratched behind the ears. She's slowly learning to trust humans. She may never be a lap cat, but we hope she continues to experiment with receiving affection.



All of our cats have been spayed or neutered, vaccinated, de-wormed, microchipped, and tested for FIV/FeLV. Our adoption fee structure is as follows:

  • $75 - Kittens/Young (Up to 1 year)
  • $50 - Adult (1 Year +)
  • $25 - Senior (7 Years +)
  • $0 - FIV +
  • There is an additional $25 fee for cats considered to be an "Exotic" (Siamese, Persian, etc...)
  • If you are a senior (65 years or older) you can adopt any of our senior cats (7 years or older) for only $10! Please mention this special when applying.

While we try to keep our animal listings up-to-date online, sometimes the age range may be labelled incorrectly. Please don't hesitate to contact us for the most up-to-date information on a particular cat.  Our cats are shown by appointment - we are a foster based rescue and so we don't have a location with set hours.

If you are interested in adopting or would like to meet our cats, please fill out our adoption application online at www.safehousepets.org/adopt and a volunteer will contact you promptly. 



About Safe House Animal Rescue League

About Our Rescue Group...

For the homeless, abused, or neglected animals of the Illinois Valley area, Safe House is a beacon of hope, a place for second chances, a warm spot to rest tired heads, to heal wounds and start anew.

Safe House Animal Rescue League is a 501(c)3 (nonprofit) organization run exclusively by dedicated volunteers. We are implementing innovative and progressive life-saving programs throughout central Illinois that pave the way for No-Kill communities where no pets are killed simply for being homeless.

We focus on rescuing pets who are at the greatest risk of being killed in shelters or animal control facilities and have saved hundreds of lives through our adoption programs. Safe House is a foster home based rescue where all of our pets live in home environments with real families until they are adopted. This prepares them for a successful transition to your home and allows us to know each pet as an individual.

Please get involved and help us save more lives – volunteer, foster, donate.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Safe House is based in Bureau County, IL. Our pets live in foster homes so pets are shown by appointment only, but our volunteers will meet you any time of day or night to introduce you to the pet of your dreams. We also partner with our local Petsmart for adoption events.

Our Adoption Process...

All of our cats have been spayed or neutered, vaccinated, de-wormed, microchipped, and tested for FIV/FeLV. Our adoption fee structure is as follows:

$75 - Kittens/Young (Up to 1 year)
$50 - Adult (1 Year +)
$25 - Senior (7 Years +)
$0 - FIV +

There is an additional $25 fee for cats considered to be an "Exotic" (Siamese, Persian, etc...)

If you are a senior (65 years or older) you can adopt any of our senior cats (7 years or older) for only $10! Please mention this special when applying.

While we try to keep our animal listings up-to-date online, sometimes the age range may be labelled incorrectly. Please don't hesitate to contact us for the most up-to-date information on a particular cat. Our cats are shown by appointment.

If you are interested in adopting or would like to meet our cats, please fill out our adoption application online at www.safehousepets.org/adopt and a volunteer will contact you promptly.