My name is Wash!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Palatine, Illinois - Wash
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I'm being cared for by:
Illinois Animal Rescue

Facts about Wash

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Black (All)
  • Age: Young
  • Sex: Male
  • Hair: Short
WASH is located in Chicago, IL

WASH is a gorgeous, loving, little boy, with a silky black coat. He is nearing his first birthday and has grown by leaps and bounds. He can't get enough attention and love and has grown quite attached to his foster mom. Although he is now much too big to perch on a shoulder, he still tries! As soon as I pick him up he purrs and hugs and snuggles my neck, and he has the cutest little squeak-meow when he wants some attention or food. He loves to play and wrestle with his foster brothers and sisters, especially mama Dolce who he has now outgrown. He is exceptionally sweet and follows me everywhere along with his foster brother Solo. He tries to climb up my pant legs and just wants to sleep on my lap all the time, purring contentedly all the while. His little face and expressive golden eyes were what initially drew me to his picture at Chicago Animal Control, and I couldn't leave him behind when he gave me that look. He is named for Alan Tudyk's character, Hoban "Wash" Washburne, from Firefly. He uses the box perfectly, uses the scratching post and loves to play with anything and everything, especially crinkly mylar balls (which he carries around in his mouth). Come meet this handsome boy!

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All cats are spayed or neutered, microchipped, current on their vaccinations, feline leukemia/FIV tested, per age; treated for fleas/ticks and urgently awaiting adoption!
The dogs and cats are so very appreciative of your support. Together we can save these forsaken loving 'innocents' who are condemned to death.

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About Illinois Animal Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

We are a group of individuals, groups, volunteers, workers, veterinarians, independent rescuers, humane investigators, transporters, a coalition of humane societies, shelters, humane organizations, shelters, not-for profit organizations, pounds, well... Just regular people, scattered throughout the state of Illinois and beyond. We strive for the rescue and humane care and treatment of the animals in our community, state and throughout our country. Together we are savings over 7,000 lives yearly.

Illinois Animal Rescue, Inc. is 501(c)(3), not for profit and no-kill.

Our goals are to ensure that every animal is treated with the respect that they deserve; to educate our communities on the importance of spaying or neutering their pets to solve the pet overpopulation problem; the humane treatment and care of all animals and the rescue and transportation of the many animals that are being put to death in our communities every day, due to no fault of their own.

We are so very appreciative of your support, and will continue to grow our network bigger and better. In the coming year, we will continue our goal to rescue every single animal in Illinois, gain exposure for the pounds in need and develop good relationships with only the best rescues that meet our criteria.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Locations and Events Vary
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Our Adoption Process...

Cats & Kittens - $120 or 2 for $200
Dogs $275
Puppies $350