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My name is Gentle Ben!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Chicago, Illinois - Gentle Ben

I found a new home!
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Gentle Ben's Info...

I am already neutered, a special needs pet, up to date with shots, and good with cats.

Gentle Ben's Story...

Gentle Ben was dumped on July 11, 2010, by his former owners with a note explaining that the eight-year-old cat's diabetes was worsening and they could no longer care for him: "Please take good care of him, as we could not find him a new home."

What a sad time for Gentle Ben! In his file that first day at Tree House one of our clinic staff members noted, "Extremely meek, sweet and confused. Heartbreaking. So unfair." Less than two weeks later, Gentle Ben was showing signs of improvement. On July 22, another clinician wrote in his file, "He's a lamb."

Gentle Ben needs two injections of insulin each day to stay healthy. His diabetes symptoms may improve once he's in a calm home environment. Our clinic staff and adoption counselors can help explain the requirements of his medical condition. Please consider giving this docile, friendly boy a forever home. He has a sweet personality and gets along well with other cats.

Facts about Gentle Ben

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Brown Tabby
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Male
  • Hair: Short

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Gentle Ben, a Chicago Domestic Shorthair cat was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Domestic Shorthair for sale in Chicago, or seeking a Domestic Shorthair cat from a breeder in Chicago.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Chicago already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Chicago breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Domestic Shorthair breeders who help with Domestic Shorthair rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Chicago paves the way for another one to be saved.