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American Shorthair kittens & cats in Aurora, Illinois

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Buttercup

American Shorthair

Male, Adult
Aurora, IL
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(when grown) -
Details
Good with kids, Not good with dogs, Good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
This is Buttercup and he is 3 years old. Buttercup is very curious, loves to hang around and see what everyone is doing. He is very calm and likes being in elevated spots when sleeping. He's playful with other cats. Buttercup loves when you give him attention (petting and being held). He also really enjoys going outside to explore, and never goes too far from his food.

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These American Shorthairs are available for adoption close to Aurora, Illinois.
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Leo

American Shorthair

Male, Adult
Wheaton, IL
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(when grown) -
Details
Good with kids, Good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Leo turns 7 later this year and we adopted him from an animal control center. He was super spunky and energetic but also the biggest baby and cuddle bug ever as a kitten. He has lived with us through 2 moves and 3 kids now. We joke that he is basically a dog. He follows us around, is vocal, and loves to play and cuddle. He is really good with our young kids and pretty patient with them even when they are occasionally rough with him. He does unfortunately scratch furniture. However we did have luck with claw caps when we kept up with them.
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Juju Beans

American Shorthair

Female, Adult
Wheaton, IL
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Not good with kids, Not good with dogs, Good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Juju just turned 8 years old in the beginning of April. She was adopted from an animal control center and has been with us since she was just a couple months old. Juju is your stereotypical cat. She is lazy, kind of moody and likes to hide a lot. She is super cuddly and super low key. Although the one way to get her to play is with hair ponies. She has been around kids, from infants to toddlers, but honestly prefers life without them. While we have never had a problem with her and the kids, she typically hides most of the day and comes out when the kids go to bed. She has hissed at them before too when they get to crazy near her.
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Peter

American Shorthair

Male, 1 yr 3 mos
Lombard, IL
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Details
Needs special attention, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
If you're a fan of the song "What the world needs now is love sweet love," then I'm your guy! My main gig? Spreading love! You'll often find me tailing the shelter volunteers, weaving through their legs, letting them know I'm here for a scratch or a cuddle. 🐾 Picture this: I'm a big dude, orange and white, with the roundest face and the chubbiest cheeks you've ever seen, and my fur? Soft as a cloud. Who could ask for more? 😺 Why, I'm practically perfect in every way! Now, here's the lowdown: I've had a run-in with urinary tract crystals before, but no worries! The amazing folks here have sorted me out with a special kibble diet (easy to grab at your go-to pet store). Since then, smooth sailing—no issues whatsoever. 🍲 So, if your heart's yearning for a bit more love, swing by the shelter and say hello. I'm here to make all your love-filled dreams come true! ❤️ Peter does require a special diet of prescription food to ensure he doesn’t develop crystals.
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Arthur Jr.

American Shorthair

Male, 4 mos
Lombard, IL
Size
(when grown) -
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Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
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🐾Hello there, I'm Arthur Junior!🐾 A spirited young kitten bursting with energy and enthusiasm. From the moment I open my eyes in the morning until I curl up for a catnap at night, I'm always on the lookout for my next adventure. With a sparkle in my gaze and a spring in my step, I bring boundless joy and endless entertainment wherever I go. You'll often find me chasing after toys with all my might, leaping and pouncing like there's no tomorrow. Shadows don't stand a chance against my playful antics – I'll pounce on them without hesitation, convinced I'll catch them one day! But even when I'm not busy causing mischief, I love nothing more than cuddling up in your lap for some well-deserved snuggles. 🐱💕 Life with me is never dull – I'll keep you on your toes with my curious nature and insatiable appetite for fun. But I promise, the laughter and love I bring into your life will make every moment worthwhile. So why wait? Embrace the whirlwind of excitement that is Arthur Junior and make me the newest member of your family today! See you soon! 🎉🌟
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Sam

American Shorthair

Male, Young
Westmont, IL
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Good with kids, Good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Sam was found as a 3-month-old kitten in our church parking lot in the middle of winter. We tracked down his owners and believe they abandoned him in nearby woods (Feel free to ask for the long version). He immediately got along very well with our older cat and has behaved perfectly when we brought home newborns, even as they grew to be toddlers who dont always play nice with him. He cuddles, is always around people, loves to climb and play, and even plays fetch! We often say hes a dog in a cats body. Despite our initial hesitation, Sam loves to roam and run outside. He wants to be outside so much that we feel it is necessary that his next owners have the ability to let him outside often. He only goes out during the day, never at night, and always comes home to eat and use the litter box. 1 family member (our main source of childcare) is allergic our cats and has a hard time being in our home. After vet consultations and attempted allergy remedies, we;ve decided to rehome Sam.
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Max

American Shorthair

Male, 3 yrs 6 mos
South Elgin, IL
Size
(when grown) -
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Are you ready to open your heart to an extra special feline friend? Look no further than Max, a 3.5-year-old male cat with a heart of gold and a unique condition: moderate cerebellar hypoplasia (CH). Cerebellar hypoplasia (CH) is a neurological condition where the cerebellum, the part of the brain responsible for coordination and balance, is underdeveloped. This underdevelopment can lead to symptoms such as tremors, uncoordinated movements, and difficulty with balance and spatial awareness. Cats with moderate cerebellar hypoplasia can still lead happy and fulfilling lives, especially in homes where they receive understanding and supportive care. Despite his condition, Max is a complete love bug who adores snuggling up right beside you and purring contentedly. While he may not be the rough-and-tumble type, he's definitely up for some gentle playtime, especially if it involves receiving pets and cuddles. His CH may somewhat limit him, but he's far from letting it hold him back. He's a pro at using the litter box and has no trouble enjoying his meals. Plus, he's quite adept at getting around, although he does need to avoid stairs and any over-enthusiastic dogs who might try to chase him. This observant and gentle soul is fantastic with kids and would likely do well with other calm animals who understand his needs. Max is truly the master of the love flop, ready to give you all the affection his big heart holds. Reach out to us today to learn more about welcoming Max into your loving home! For more information, email info@ahconnects.org or call us at 847-697-2880 x: 0, and the staff will be happy to help you. I hope to meet you soon! Our cats and kittens go home spayed/neutered, microchipped, and up to date on core vaccines, flea, and tick preventatives. Their adoption also includes a free-vet exam at one of our participating veterinarians.

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American Shorthair shelters & rescues in Aurora, Illinois

There are animal shelters and rescues that focus specifically on finding great homes for American Shorthair kittens in Aurora, Illinois. Browse these American Shorthair rescues and shelters below.

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14 miles

Cat Guardians, Inc

932 E. St. Charles Road, Lombard, IL 60148

Pet Types: cats

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14 miles

Cat Guardians, Inc

932 E. St. Charles Road, Lombard, IL 60148

Pet Types: cats

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Shelter

15.3 miles

Anderson Humane

1000 S. La Fox St., South Elgin, IL 60177

Pet Types: cats, birds, dogs, rabbits, small animals

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Rescue

21.8 miles

CatVando TNR Corp

PO Box 851, Maywood, IL 60153

Pet Types: cats

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21.8 miles

CatVando TNR Corp

PO Box 851, Maywood, IL 60153

Pet Types: cats

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Rescue

22.3 miles

Azrael's Place NFP

Lyons, IL 60534

Pet Types: cats, small animals

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Rescue

27.2 miles

Promise Rescue

Manhattan, IL 60442

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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27.2 miles

Promise Rescue

Manhattan, IL 60442

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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27.2 miles

Promise Rescue

Manhattan, IL 60442

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Shelter

30 miles

Animal House Shelter, Inc

13005 Ernesti Rd, Huntley, IL 60142

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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