My name is Khana!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Oak Park, Illinois - Khana
Photo 1 - Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Oak Park, Illinois - Khana
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Animal Care League

Facts about Khana

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Brown Tabby
  • Age: Young
  • Sex: Female
  • Hair: Short
If you want the love of 5 cats, but only have room in your life for one - try Khana! This kitty can pack a wallop of love and affection into one petite kitty body. Khana is a little over a year old, and photos really don't do this gorgeous torbie girl justice. She's majestic-looking, just like her namesake, the tiger Shere Khan. Khana has been in a foster home for awhile now, and her foster parents thinks she's absolutely tops. They say she's a super affectionate, super playful, super lovable lady. Here's her foster mom's assessment of this girl: "She's very affectionate, particularly in the morning. She will sit next to, or on, you and start purring so you know she's ready for you to pet her. She is extremely playful. We taught her how to play fetch with the small toy mice, and she'll play for hours just fetching that back-and-forth. She likes the wands, too, and she especially likes the laser pointer. She also really enjoys her sleep. She's happy to have a spot by the window where she can hang out and catch the breeze. Khana can be quite clingy and likes to be around people. She will greet you when you come in and hang around for a while, and she follows you into every room to make sure you're not having fun without her!" Khana would do well in a home with kids 10 and up who know when she needs her space. She likes to chase things, so no small mammals like guinea pigs, please! Khana has yet to meet a dog, but she may do well with a submissive one who doesn't mind being bossed around a bit. Khana has tested positive for a virus called feline leukemia virus, so she'll need to be an only cat. She really doesn't mind, though - she wants all your love for herself! FelV doesn't have any ongoing treatment, but it will shorten Khana's life span from that of a cat that is FelV negative. Please don't let her diagnosis dissuade you from meeting her, though - Khana is a once in a lifetime cat, regardless of what her blood test says! Email Jen at for info on meeting and maybe adopting our Shere Khana.

About Animal Care League

About Our Shelter...

The Animal Care League was founded in 1973 as the Village Humane Society to help homeless animals in the Oak Park community. After a few years of operations, the Humane Society realized the need for help extended beyond the Oak Park borders and changed its name to the Animal Care League to better communicate our purpose.

At the beginning, the ACL did not have a physical shelter to house animals. Instead, supporters cared for animals in their homes until a permanent home could be found. This personal touch was very nice, however, it greatly limited the number of animals that could be helped and made the adoption process very slow. In the late 1970’s, the Animal Care League rented its first shelter, relocating to a new building a few years later. For many years the shelter worked out of this small facility, but in 1998 we moved again to our current location. We have the capacity to house up to thirty-three dogs, more than 120 cats and many other little critters such as birds, rabbits, mice, snakes and even chickens.

From the very beginning, the ACL has had a policy of keeping adoptable animals until we could find them a home and this is still in practice today. This means that no matter how long it takes, we keep an adoptable animal with us until we find that right loving home. Even though the number of animals coming through our doors for help each year has increased by 100 percent in the last several years alone, we firmly believe in this policy and will continue to give every animal the best opportunity possible to find a new home. We have accomplished this by taking proactive approaches to animal care and adoption as well as preventative measures to help reduce the number of homeless animals in our communities.

The Animal Care League works very hard to keep our animals healthy, reduce the number and severity of behavior problems and to act proactively in finding new homes for our pets.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Adoption hours are Monday, Thursday and Friday, 12-7pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 11am-5pm.

Meet some of our adoptable pets at Petco, River Forest (Lake Street and Harlem Ave), every Sunday 11am-3pm!

Our Adoption Process...

See website for adoption fees and requirements.