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My name is Bertie!

Domestic Longhair Cat for adoption in Chicago, Illinois - Bertie
Photo 1 - Domestic Longhair Cat for adoption in Chicago, Illinois - Bertie
Photo 2 - Domestic Longhair Cat for adoption in Chicago, Illinois - Bertie

I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.

Bertie's Info...

I am already neutered and up to date with shots.

Bertie's Story...
Bertie is looking for his Ernie! Bertie was admitted to Tree House Humane Society back in June of 2011. He was noticed by one of our colony caretakers in the 60651 neighborhood limping on his left front leg. Once he was admitted we learned he was FIV+* and also, that he was not able to put much weight on his front left leg. Cage rest helped his leg heal and before we knew it he was a relatively normal orange tabby. Bertie has put on a little bit of weight since he was first admitted to Tree House so he is currently on an all wet food diet to help stabilize his weight. He has always been very food-oriented and lights up with excitement when he sees you coming his way with a plate of food! He is pretty low maintenance and loves to curl up next to you or in your lap and just enjoy your company. Bertie is a very healthy FIV+ feline who would love to grace your home with his presence!

*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.

Facts about Bertie

  • Breed: Domestic Longhair
  • Color: Orange Or Red Tabby
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Male
  • Hair: Long

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Bertie, a Chicago Domestic Longhair cat was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Domestic Longhair for sale in Chicago, or seeking a Domestic Longhair 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 Longhair breeders who help with Domestic Longhair rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Chicago paves the way for another one to be saved.