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My name is Butters!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Mendota, Illinois - Butters
Photo 1 - Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Mendota, Illinois - Butters
Photo 2 - Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Mendota, Illinois - Butters
Photo 3 - Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Mendota, Illinois - Butters
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I'm being cared for by:
Safe House Animal Rescue League

Facts about Butters

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Tan Or Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10395122-16-0445
  • Hair: Unknown

Some of our cats & kittens are in rotation at Petsmart in Peru, IL (5243 IL-251, Peru, IL 61354). Come out and see them! We will have cats in the store's adoption center until Sunday, Dec. 18. In addition, there is an adoption event at the store this weekend, Dec. 12-13. Volunteers will be on hand to facilitate adoptions. This is the purr-fect opportunity to adopt a new family member for Christmas!



As you can see in the first picture, Butters got himself into a nasty fight.  Because his wounds were caused by a cat fight, this poor guy had to remain in a pen for 60 days until he could be retested for FIV/FELV. We are thrilled to announce he's negative for both, and quite a character. Want to meet him?

The one thing we have noticed about our Butters, he's pretty aggressive with other cats. It seems to be males mostly, which makes sense - when he came to us he had obviously been in a lot of fights. He's also the aggressor. And his playfulness with people can pretty rough, so while he's sweet and good natured and loved children, a home with kids may not be the best fit. Sometimes he doesn't know when he's being too rough with you - his nips and bats can go to far. We're sure all of this makes him sound like a thug, but he's really not. He's as sweet as sweet can be. We just want people to know as much as they can about a cat they're thinking about as we are able to. So we think a home with no children and no other cats would really be best for him. He wants to be the only man (well, feline anyway) in your life.



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.



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 LaSalle 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...

To meet or adopt our adoptable pets, please fill out an adoption application online at safehousepets.org/adopt

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...)

All of our cats & kittens are spayed/neutered prior to adoption. They are up-to-date with age-appropriate vaccinations; virus tested, treated for parasites, and microchipped.