My name is Duckie!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Chicago, Illinois - Duckie

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Duckie's Info...

I am a special needs pet, in need of an experienced adopter, and up to date with shots.

Duckie's Story...
Duckie is not a Tree House admitted cat, but in a foster home of one of our volunteers. Please contact Maria at if you are interested in learning more about Duckie.

Duckie is in need of a long term foster home or adopter! This poor guy seems to be a former house cat who was possibly abandoned, neglected, etc. and then reverted to a semi-feral (or unsocialized) state after spending a long time on the st
reet. He was recently trapped to be neutered and re-released. However, he then showed signs of wanting to be cared for again. His strong survival instinct makes him alternate his behavior between typical sweet, dependent housecoat vulnerability and aggressive defensiveness.
His rescuer and foster parents report that he has seemed generally uninterested in being pet in the morning and will swat out of nervousness, but in the afternoons and evenings, with a little coaxing, he’ll come right out and gets super affectionate, rubbing up against them, purring loudly, doing happy paws, and rolling/falling over close to them. His foster parents' medium to long term assessment of him is that he will eventually let go of his fear responses (biting, hissing, swatting) and turn into a really loving cat, but that this may take quite some time and a lot of positive associations for this to happen. Duckie is in need of a patient home with someone who has experience with fearful cats.
Duckie has tested positive for FIV. 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.

Please contact Maria at if you are interested in learning more about Duckie.

Facts about Duckie

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Gray Or Blue (Mostly)
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Male
  • Hair: Short

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Duckie, 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.