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My name is Fender!

Posted 1 year ago

I'm being cared for by
Illinois Humane
Adoption process

Submit Application


Meet the Pet



Facts about me

Domestic Mediumhair
Orange or Red
9 years 7 months old, Adult
Pet ID
Hair Length

My info

Small blue checkmark Good with kids
Small blue checkmark Good with dogs
Small blue checkmark Good with cats
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered
Small blue checkmark Has special needs

My story

Fender is a total sweetheart. He loves the other cats in the foster home, but he is not bonded. He is somewhat cautious around dogs, but has been observed snuggling with a gregarious young Dane. He is fairly mellow. Fender spends his day in the window watching the birds and chipmunks. He is a handsome orange tabby. He is approximately 8 to 9 years old.

Fender developed a stubborn case of IBD, for which we had to resort to treating him with a chemo drug. Very fortunately it has worked well for him, he is doing well. He has to have prescription food and nothing else as it will send him into a spiral with his condition. He has been stable for quite a while. The chemo drug that worked for him, should he need it again, has to be specially compounded.

He has to have 2 litter pans for his personal use, that is, both need to be personally his . . . so if there are other cats in the house they need to be excluded from the area where his litter boxes are. The foster has an area in their basement that only he has access to over night so he can use his personal boxes (he seems to like to have this alone time). He vocalizes to go into this area and does the same to come out.

We need to emphasize, as set out above, he is a high maintenance cat, Even though he gets along with and seems to enjoy the company of other cats, maintaining him with other cats most likely will be a little challenging, given the fact he can only have the prescription food and he requires the two little boxes just for him.

His foster home really loves him. He is such a wonderful cat, his foster home believes he deserves more individual attention then they are able to give him (simply due to the number of animals they have in the home).

Illinois Humane

Contact info
Pet ID
PO Box 512, Springfield, IL 62705

Their adoption process


Submit Application

Let us know of your interest. We generally start the process with a conversation. Then we ask that you submit an application.


Meet the Pet

We arrange for a visit with the animal.



We check references. We like to do a home visit to further the conversation to make sure everyone agrees the placement is a good fit

Additional adoption info

Our current adoption fee for dogs and puppies is $150. For one of our adorable cats, $50, or if you would consider bonded animals $65. The animals medical history, including wellness testing and vaccinations is included on a disclosure provided as soon as you begin to seriously consider adopting an animal.

More about this shelter

Illinois Humane is a Springfield, Illinois based 501(c)(3), Illinois licensed animal shelter, animals are maintained in foster homes. The organization's activities focus on public advocacy, cruelty and neglect investigations and animal control facility animal recovery.