Meow! My name is Leche
I am already spayed, a special needs pet, in need of an experienced adopter, up to date with shots, not good with kids, not good with dogs, and good with cats.
Leche is a gentle spirit who loves petting, playing, and treats!
Beautiful Leche was taken into Tree House spay/neuter clinic by a volunteer to be fixed and returned to her Humboldt Park colony three years ago, yet the elderly woman caring for her decided to keep her in her attic instead. Leche spent much of the last three years of her life in solitude. She was brought regular meals, but sadly received little contact with people or cats. As well meaning as her caregiver was, one can only imagine that life with her colony would have been far less lonely. When her caregiver’s health took a turn for the worse she reached out to the volunteer who helped TNR the colony. Together they decided it best to admit Leche to Tree House since she was no longer an outdoor cat. Leche is doing well and seems very happy to be surrounded by so many friends, kitty and human. She is still a little shy, but growing more accustomed to being doted on everyday.
Leche has tested positive for Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV), which is an immune system deficiency in cats. It Is harder for cats like her to fight off infection, but if she is given proper preventative care, she can live a long and healthy life. Adopting an FIV positive cat from Tree House comes with a lot of benefits. Our adoptions staff would be happy to provide you with more info about Leche's condition. Otherwise, Leche is one happy camper that would love a home to call her own.
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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.
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.