My name is Madeline (Maddy)!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Highland, Indiana - Madeline (Maddy)
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Strays in the Garden

Facts about Madeline (Maddy)

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Tan Or Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Female
  • Hair: Short
Meet Madeline:
Madeline is approximately 1.5 years old. She is currently in Foster care. Madeline is a beautiful girl who will need an experienced adopter. We don't know anything about Madeline's past, but she needs a special family who is willing to let her just be herself.

She will follow her foster mom around from room to room, watch her and sit by her, but just doesn't like being pet or held. She will bat and/or hiss if she doesn't feel comfortable with someones hand approaching her. She wants to be loved on her own terms. That could change over time, once she has a trusting relationship with her adopter. Right now we feel she would be best as an only cat, or with a cat who would be respectful of her space. A home that is fairly quiet with no Children please.

Madeline's adoption donation is $115, which includes: Spay, Rabies, Microchip, Distemper, Strongid Dewormer, FELV and FIV Testing, which is negative.

If you would like to give Madeline her second chance, please email us at: for a preliminary adoption Questionnaire.

About Strays in the Garden

About Our Rescue Group...

OUR MISSION is to try to make people aware of the importance of picking the animal that is right for you and then doing right to that animal for the rest of its life. Getting the message out about the importance of spaying and neutering is extremely important to us. We are aware that there are many misconceptions about felines and we do our best to clear some of those up.

When an animal comes into our care we do our best to make them feel secure and assess their health to see if immediate medical care is needed. They are tested for serious/contagious disease, wormed, micro-chipped, altered and vaccinated. The next step is of course waiting for adoption. In some cases, the wait is very long. Ultimately, the perfect match comes along and off they go. So many of our adopters come back with pictures or heartwarming stories of their new lives.

We are currently looking for dependable individuals that are willing to give about one hour a week to volunteer for cage attendants, transportation, vet visits, assist on adoption days or foster. There is no reason why any one ever has to be bored. Volunteerism is a win/win situation and one of the most fulfilling activities you can participate in.

We reserve the right to refuse any application that we feel for whatever reason is not going to be a good match. We also reserve the right to not have to disclose the reason.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Our felines who aren't in foster homes can be viewed at the following locations:

159th and Torrence Avenue
Calumet City, IL.

6220 W. 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL

495 E Lincoln Hwy
New Lenox, IL

Others who are in foster homes can be seen by appointment.

Adoptions events are conducted on Sundays from 1:00 PM. until 4:00 P.M at Petco locations. However it is always best to check with us first if you are making a special trip or coming a great distance.

To request a preliminary adoption questionnaire please email us at: We will send you a preliminary application via email. Once your questionnaire is received back someone will contact you within 24 hours.

Please note: We do reserve the right to decline an application without explanation.

Our Adoption Process...

Our Adoption Fee for Felines is $115.00 which includes:
1. Feline Leukemia and FIV Test:
2. Deworming:
3. 1st Distemper Shot:
4. Spay or Neuter:
5. Rabies Vaccination:
6. Microchip:

Our Adoption Fee for Canines is $120.00 which includes:
1. Heartworm Test
2. Deworming
3. First Shots
4. Spay / Neuter
5. Microchip
6. Rabies Vaccination - If old enough
In certain breeds we do charge an additional $20 which goes into our medical fund to help with increasing vet expenses.

All of our pets are tested for FE-LK-FIV, vaccinated, dewormed and ( if old enough ) spayed and neutered. Each of them is properly socialized and we take pride in getting them ready for their new life in a forever home. Due to the economic downturn we have been overwhelmed with strays and turn-ins. There are some wonderful animals available. It is a wonderful feeling to give a homeless cat or dog a home. We will work with you to let you visit with all of them, to be able to pick the one that will be a good match.