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My name is Iris!

Domestic Shorthair Kitten for adoption in Chicago, Illinois - Iris
Photo 1 - Domestic Shorthair Kitten for adoption in Chicago, Illinois - Iris
Photo 2 - Domestic Shorthair Kitten for adoption in Chicago, Illinois - Iris
Photo 3 - Domestic Shorthair Kitten for adoption in Chicago, Illinois - Iris

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Iris's Info...

Iris's Story...
We got a call for help from Adrienne, who works with Green Youth Farms based at Dyett High School in Washington Park (on the west end of Hyde Park). She had just found two kittens in a gardening shed. "One kitten has what appears to be conjunctivitis in one eye," she wrote. "The mother apparently has a litter every year (the old timers tell me)." Mama cat is a black and silver tabby and her babies are tabbies too.

One of our volunteers, Ruth A., was able to bike over to the park to meet Adrienne, and they easily secured the kitten with the bad eye. She was seen at Hyde Park Animal Hospital that afternoon, where we learned some bad news: "Iris" had had such a raging infection in the eye that it had perforated (the eye is gone). The remaining eye is also infected but Iris is receiving oral antibiotics as well as medicated eyedrops and we are hopeful the remaining eye can be saved.

These types of eye infections are, sadly, not uncommon in outdoor cats. Other than the eye, she is in good shape (Mama cat did her best) -- about six weeks old, not dehydrated, no fleas, no ear mites. She weighs just over a pound and has a beautiful coat with some orange in it. Ruth says she's very sweet and cooperative.

Adrienne and Kim C. (who fostered Sitwell) were able to return to the site and captured the second kitten, who we are calling May.

Facts about Iris

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Tortoiseshell
  • Age: Kitten
  • Sex: Female
  • Hair: Short

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Iris, a Chicago Domestic Shorthair kitten 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 kitten 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.