Meow! My name is Dijon
|Breed:||Domestic Shorthair||Color:||Brown Tabby||Age:||Adult|
I am already neutered, a special needs pet, up to date with shots, and good with cats.
Dijon was trapped outside as a semi-feral and started out his shelter life at Furry Friends Foundation. He arrived at Tree House in 2007 when FFF closed. He's tested positive for FIV.*
Born in about 2003, this laid-back tabby boy is very shy. Since being transferred to Tree House, Dijon has made enormous strides in his socialization. He'll now allow people to pet him and is even beginning to enjoy it, especially chin scratches. This is an extraordinary step for a once-feral cat! Staff and volunteers continually fawn over Dijon, praising him for his incredible progress, but Dijon never lets the compliments go to his head. He's down-to-earth and cool as a cucumber.
Dijon spends his days relaxing in baskets with his friends, enjoying the jazz station played in his room, and occasionally watching birds and squirrels through his attic window. He gets along great with the other cats in his room and is often spotted grooming or snuggling with two to three cats at a time. If you love unflappable, easy-going cats, then please consider adopting Dijon.
*Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) causes a weakening of the immune system in cats. It's often compared to human HIV, but FIV is not transferable to humans or other species. It is also difficult to transfer to other sterilized cats, and we believe that mixed FIV and non-FIV households can work if managed properly. If kept indoors in a stress-free environment, with regular medical care and high-quality nutrition, most FIV+ cats live long and healthy lives. Tree House staff can help answer your questions to see if an FIV+ cat is the right choice for you. FIV+ cats adopted from Tree House are eligible for a lifetime veterinary-care plan that includes a free annual exam and discounted treatments.
Please visit Dijon at our Bucktown branch at 1629 N. Ashland!
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Tree House is a humane organization that promotes the inherent value of every animal and strives to educate the public about proper and responsible animal care, with a focus on the care and placement of stray cats with special physical and emotional needs. We are committed to finding every healthy and treatable animal a home.
Tree House was founded in 1971 and since that time we have expanded and enhanced our programs and services to become the largest, no-kill, cageless shelter for sick, injured, abused and neglected cats in the Chicagoland area. To date we have found homes for nearly 14,000 cats. In addition to our focus on the rehabilitation and adoption of stray cats, we offer many other valuable programs and services, including our Free Spay/Neuter Program, Pet Loss Grief Support Group, Humane Investigations Team, Youth Volunteer Program, Animal-Assisted Therapy, Behavior Hotline, Pet Food Pantry, and Education Outreach Program.
At Tree House, trained adoption counselors interview prospective adopters to understand their needs, and then adopters are escorted to the Adoption Floor to choose their future friend. Adopters are encouraged to take as much time as they need to find a cat. All adoption applications stay on file for three months so please don't feel that you need to rush to choose a companion cat right away.
Your adoption fee of $85 covers the cost of your cat's care at Tree House including: spay or neuter, deworming, flea treatment, FIV and FeLV testing, AVID microchip, veterinary examination, and all 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.