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My name is Ulysses!

Posted 1 year ago | Updated over 8 months ago

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Facts about me

Domestic Mediumhair
Gray, Blue or Silver Tabby
Pet ID
Hair Length

My info

Checkmark in teal circle Good with cats
Checkmark in teal circle Shots current
Checkmark in teal circle Spayed / Neutered

My story

Ulysses is the sweetest cat you'll ever meet. He knows his name (foster mom calls him "Lyssee") and will come running when you call. He is absolutely a lap cat, and will snuggle with you when you're working, watching TV – or any time he’s given the opportunity! Lyssee is the ultimate purr machine. He loves human hugs, and to receive them, he will crawl onto your chest to nuzzle into you.

Lyssee always wants to be near his human family, including at night, when he’s most happy curled up in bed with you. Lyssee is social with guests, and warms up extremely quickly to anyone who gives him attention. And who can resist! While he's mostly a lap cat, Lyssee loves playing with ribbon toys, and has his share of zoomies around the house. Lyssee is the type of cat who will be your loyal friend forever.

It is important to note that Lyssee is positive for FIV.

Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) is a lentivirus, like HIV, that attacks and compromises a cat’s immune system, making FIV positive cats more susceptible to infection. It is slow-acting, so cats generally do not show any symptoms until years after being infected. ONLY cats can contract FIV. The virus is primarily transmitted through bite wounds, but it can also be spread through blood and a mother can give it to her kittens.

While FIV is contagious, cats typically do NOT transmit the virus by sharing an eating bowl with other cats or through other feline contact actions like: Social grooming, sneezing, or sharing a litter box. So these cats can co-exist with other cats who are not positive. While there is no treatment for FIV, cats who are positive can live long happy lives. Cats with FIV can have a great quality of life for a very long time.

If you would like to meet and possibly adopt this amazing feline, please email or call 773/203-0215. No texts, please.

CCR adopts to forever homes in Chicago or the very near suburbs that are within 10 miles of our Chicago foster families. We love our cats and we pledge support for the rest of their lives, which is why our location limits are in place. We appreciate your understanding. If you are outside of these limits, please check, which allows searching by zip code, for cats closer to your home.

At Chicago Cat Rescue, we are dedicated to both the physical and emotional well-being of the cats and kittens in our care. For this reason, unless expressly stated, we do not place cats or kittens in homes where they will be the only cat. Generally, cats love the company of other cats, and can become quite lonely when living alone.

Chicago Cat Rescue is an entirely foster-based organization. Our ability to help more cats in need is dependent on our availability of foster homes. If you think you could provide a loving foster situation for a cat in need, or would like to learn more about our foster program, please email us, Thank you!
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Why adoption is a great option

Ulysses, a Chicago Domestic Mediumhair cat was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Domestic Mediumhair for sale in Chicago, or seeking a Domestic Mediumhair cat from a breeder in Chicago.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Chicago already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Chicago breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Domestic Mediumhair breeders who help with Domestic Mediumhair rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Chicago paves the way for another one to be saved.