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My name is Thimbelina!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Chicago, Illinois - Thimbelina
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I'm being cared for by:
Tree House Humane Society

Facts about Thimbelina

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Black & White Or Tuxedo
  • Age: Young
  • Sex: Female
  • Hair: Short
Thimbelina was abandoned in a carrier and very uncomfortable when she was first admitted to Tree House. Not only was this lovely cat wary of people, she was suffering from skin allergies. When she would have a reaction, it was quite painful for her and usually showed up as awful redness around her eyes, making it difficult for her to even open her beautiful eyes completely. She is now on a prescription diet to help control these allergies. As a shy cat, she has made tremendous progress during her time here. Nowadays, she absolutely loves chasing after wand toys and will incessantly meow at visitors, so that she can jump into their laps. Thimbelina is looking for a quiet, loving home. She was born around 2009. Read her Portrait in Impressions on our Scratching Post blog:

About Tree House Humane Society

About Our Shelter...

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.

Our Adoption Process...

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.