already spayed, a special needs pet, and up to date with shots.
I am already spayed, a special needs pet, and up to date with shots.
Gitana is such a special girl she has her very own condo in Tree House Uptown! Miss Gitana has had a hard time in her life. She originally came to us after being found on the street- her admitter suspected that she was left behind after her elderly guardian died. Gitana came in very sweet-natured, but over time here she has become increasingly stressed out. She can sometimes become frightened with sudden movements from humans, so it’s best to approach her slowly. She doesn’t enjoy the company of other cats and would do best in a patient, quiet home. She’s a wonderful girl who needs some playtime to help her feel more comfortable. She has a special diet due to allergies to dry food. This also gives her a peaceful place away from all of the other cats and activity. The key to a successful relationship with Gitana is to let her be in charge of her interactions with you- let her come to you, let her decide where and when you pet her, and show her a whole lot of respect! We love our Gitana, and we hope you do, too.
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.
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