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My name is John!
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Facts about me

Domestic Shorthair
Black (Mostly)
2 years 3 months old, Young
Pet ID
Hair Length

My info

Small blue checkmark Good with cats
Small blue checkmark Needs experienced adopter
Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered

My story

John (~DOB 9/2020, male, black DSH) John was a kitten found in Waukegan behind a nursing home with his siblings. They were being fed a diet that mostly consisted of French fries. They were caught at about 3 months old and took a bit of time to warm up to humans while they also started getting healthier. John and his sister Chrissy were won over with a lot of chicken baby food.

John took a little longer than his sister Chrissy to socialize to humans, but now he is doing absolutely wonderful in his foster home. He can even be picked up and held for short periods of time. He is fairly vocal, especially at meal times, and can get a bit sassy then as well. He sometimes nips his foster mom’s leg in passing, but never hard. He has learned to like to be petted on his head and back, even all the way down his tail. But pet him for too long or try to get his belly and he will swat you (claws retracted) like “what do you think you’re doing?!” He sometimes grabs at legs as they pass by, but this seems to be more playful energy. He is also becoming a morning bathroom buddy! He enjoys chasing balls in tracks and cat dancers. He likes climbing cat towers, sleeping on the back of couches, and staring out windows. He sometimes comes when he is called and fingers are rubbed together. He enjoys the company of other cats, and we encourage an adopter who has cats in their home to ease his transition. We do not think he would be good in a loud home or one with young children or dogs. His transition will likely take time, but a good way to earn his trust is with food, especially chicken baby food!

Spay & Stay

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Grayslake, IL 60030

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

Adoption applicants complete an application either before or after meeting adoptable cats. The application will be processed in 2-7 days depending on response time from employer, current vet, landlord and reference. A home visit is done when the cat is delivered to its new home. Kittens 3 to 6 months old are $125, kittens 6 mo to 1 year are $100, and adults cats over 1 year are $80. This includes neuter, rabies and distemper vaccinations, parasite treatment and microchip.

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Go meet their pets

Adoption events are held either Saturday or Sunday in Lake County, usually in the Waukegan or Libertyville area. Like Spay and Stay on Facebook to see adoption event locations. Cats can also be met in their foster homes with an approved application. Care Animal Hospital, 1214 W. Park Ave, Libertyville also fosters 1-2 cats that can be seen during normal business hours. PetSmart Skokie has 1-3 cats for adoption through Spay and Stay also.

More about this rescue

Spay & Stay is a trap-neuter-release organization that finds homes for friendly adult cats and kittens born to free-roaming cats.