Meow! My name is Ipso
|Breed:||Domestic Shorthair||Color:||Black (All)||Age:||Adult|
I am already spayed and up to date with shots.
This lovely creature lived in a car with her person after they became homeless. Her owner could not afford to feed her regularly so she had to catch rats and birds to supplement her diet. Ipso was loved dearly by her person, but he clearly saw that he could not properly care for her in his present situation. Her story is heartbreaking, but with kindness and support from her human friends Ipso’s heart will heal. She has been through so much recently it is not surprising that she is nervous of her new surroundings. She loves lounging in laps and playtime which relaxes her, helping her to forget her cares. We wish her previous caregiver the best and hope beautiful Ipso finds a loving, stable home soon. Ipso was born in 2009.
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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.