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American Shorthair kittens & cats in Chicago, Illinois

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These American Shorthairs are available in Chicago, Illinois.
We'll also keep you updated on Dolly Purrton 's adoption status with email updates.
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Dolly Purrton

American Shorthair

Female, Young
Chicago, IL
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Good with kids, Not good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
We rescued Dolly Purrton from Chicago Animal Control a few months ago. She's a 1-year old brown tabby who is naturally petite (8 lbs) and is adorable. She was with another cat at the shelter that had been adopted by another family already. When we got her, she was in very bad shape. She had eye, ear, and respiratory infections, and we thought she wasn't going to make it for a while, but we nursed her back to full health. She is incredibly sweet with us and our kids. She likes to play for long periods of time with wands and balls, but also loves to snuggle on laps, and will sleep on you or next to you in bed. She loves wet food and meat tubes, but does not seem to like crunchy treats. Unfortunately, she and our current cats do not get along. Although she was with other cats previously, she has shown aggression towards our two. We think she is a great cat, and we are very glad we rescued her, but she does not seem like a good fit for our family. She would be a fantastic fit with a fam
We'll also keep you updated on Juniper's adoption status with email updates.
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Juniper

American Shorthair

Female, Adult
Chicago, IL
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Not good with kids, Not good with dogs, Not good with cats, Needs experienced adopter, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered,
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Juniper like cuddles, hates little kids and doesn't like other cats that are playful.
We'll also keep you updated on Hailee's adoption status with email updates.
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Hailee

American Shorthair

Female, Adult
Chicago, IL
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Good with kids, Good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
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Hailee is shy but enjoys her butt scritches.
We'll also keep you updated on Marby's adoption status with email updates.
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Marby

American Shorthair

Male, Kitten
Chicago, IL
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Not good with dogs, Good with cats, House-trained,
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We'll also keep you updated on Rizzo's adoption status with email updates.
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Rizzo

American Shorthair

Female, Adult
Chicago, IL
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Good with kids, Good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
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A loving owner who will care for her and love her. She's a very sweet and cuddly cat who loves getting pet and very talkative. She's such a good girl but also a psycho when she gets her zoomies.
We'll also keep you updated on Rhys's adoption status with email updates.
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Rhys

American Shorthair

Male, Adult
Chicago, IL
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Good with kids, Not good with dogs, Good with cats, Needs experienced adopter, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
I acquired him from a cat Cafe and he is 1 year and a couple months old. He is still scared of people but he's a sweet and very talkative boy when it come to dinner time. He's very laid back and doesn't bother you just does his own things but will run if you get to close to him. He's still getting used to people and understanding that they aren't bad

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We'll also keep you updated on Wiley/Willy's adoption status with email updates.
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Wiley/Willy

American Shorthair

Male, Adult
Berwyn, IL
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Good with dogs, Good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
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We'll also keep you updated on Koi's adoption status with email updates.
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Koi

American Shorthair

Male, Young
Lyons, IL
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Good with cats, Spayed or Neutered,
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July 21, 2024, 12:13 am
We'll also keep you updated on Precious's adoption status with email updates.
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Precious

American Shorthair

Female, Adult
Maywood, IL
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House-trained, Spayed or Neutered,
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Precious is a sweet, black cat about 12 years old. She is very friendly and follows you around hoping for kisses, pets, and headbutts. Being that she is the sweetest girl in the world, it’s impossible not to oblige!     Making her even cuter, Precious is missing teeth, so her tongue sticks out. It doesn’t affect her appetite or love for life. Her ear tips are a little curled over as a reminder of the hard outdoor life she once had. Now, she loves her inside life and all the attention she gets. You won’t regret having her in your life!    All cats/kittens are:   -spayed or neutered   -up to date on vaccines   -flea and parasite free    -micro-chipped  Kittens can be adopted by filling out an application at: www.catvando.org/adoption.  Please send an inquiry with any questions! July 16, 2024, 1:41 pm
We'll also keep you updated on Katie's adoption status with email updates.
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Katie

American Shorthair

Female, Adult
Maywood, IL
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Good with dogs, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered,
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Meet Katie, a warn and loving, black cat who will greet you first thing when you get home.  She is someone to tell you all about her day and all that you missed. She’ll be ready to jump into your lap and settle in for the night. She’s the perfect, remote "co-worker!” If you've said wanted any of these in your pet, it’s time to adopt Katie.   Katie is about 5 years old, rescued from a tree in Hillside. Although one can't be sure what got her up in the tree, we are indebted to the firefighter that scaled the tree to bring her to safety!  We are sure Katie chatted the whole way down from the top branches with her rescuer.  Katie is dog-friendly and would delight older kids with her playful antics. She is cat-selective in that she co-exists with cats, but she will tell you that  she most prefers people.  Katie will reward her family with unlimited happiness and lots of head-butts. Her black coat means she will go with all of your house decor!  And you'll never have an empty lap again.  Apply now to meet her and bring her home to your family.    All cats/kittens are:   -spayed or neutered   -up to date on vaccines   -flea and parasite free    -micro-chipped  Kittens can be adopted by filling out an application at: www.catvando.org/adoption.  Please send an inquiry with any questions! July 16, 2024, 1:41 pm
We'll also keep you updated on Peter's adoption status with email updates.
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Peter

American Shorthair

Male, 1 yr 5 mos
Lombard, IL
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Needs special attention, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
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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.
We'll also keep you updated on Sunkist's adoption status with email updates.
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Sunkist

American Shorthair

Male, Young
Country Club Hills, IL
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Good with kids, Good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
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He was adopted from a shelter along with his brother around the age of one month. He is currently about I can no longer afford to care for two cats so I am looking for a loving home.

These pups are in Chicago, Illinois too!

Below are our newest added American Shorthairs available for adoption in Chicago, Illinois. To see more adoptable American Shorthairs in Chicago, Illinois, use the search tool below to enter specific criteria!
We'll also keep you updated on Scarlett's adoption status with email updates.
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Scarlett

Bombay

Female, Young
Chicago, IL
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Good with kids, Not good with dogs, Good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Scarlett is an enchanting 2-year-old all-black Bombay with a personality that's as vibrant as her sleek, shiny coat. Playful, spunky, and always up for an adventure, this little baby loves being spoiled, especially with rubs and treats. Scarlett came into our lives at about 8 weeks old, gifted by an old friend, and she's been apart of our family ever since. Her favorite activities include chasing laser toys, pouncing on wand toys, and exploring her surroundings with boundless energy. She'll thrive in a home with older children who understand how to properly handle and respect a cat's boundaries. Scarlett is a true cuddle bug with her special person, always eager to be at the center of attention and involved in whatever is happening around her. We're looking for a patient and kind adopter with a genuine love for animals and experience in caring for cats. If you're ready to welcome a loving and playful princess into your home, Scarlett could be the perfect addition to your family.
We'll also keep you updated on Speedy's adoption status with email updates.
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Speedy

Bombay

Male, 5 yrs 5 mos
Chicago, IL
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Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
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This guy is always on the move! His name suits him perfectly, as his favorite activity is doing laps around the shelter. His energy knows no bounds! He is a little bit of shy guy, but when he finds the right person, he'll be forever loyal. Speedy was an outdoor rescue, and he is glad to be warm while he waits for his forever home.
We'll also keep you updated on Snoop's adoption status with email updates.
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Snoop

Bombay

Male, Young
Chicago, IL
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(when grown) -
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Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
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For more info please call 773-540-1870.

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American Shorthair shelters & rescues in Chicago, Illinois

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

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Chicago Cat Rescue

PO Box 146338, Chicago, IL 60614

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8 miles

Touched By An Animal/Cats-Are-Purrsons-Too

PO BOX 59067, Chicago, IL 60659

Pet Types: cats

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Rescue

11.2 miles

Azrael's Place NFP

Lyons, IL 60534

Pet Types: cats, small animals

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11.4 miles

CatVando TNR Corp

PO Box 851, Maywood, IL 60153

Pet Types: cats

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19.8 miles

Cat Guardians, Inc

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

Pet Types: cats

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23.3 miles

Heartland Animal Shelter

586 Palwaukee Drive, Wheeling, IL 60090

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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26.8 miles

South Suburban Humane Society

21800 Central Ave, Matteson, IL 60443

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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35.1 miles

Anderson Humane

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

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

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36.3 miles

Promise Rescue

Manhattan, IL 60442

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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37.5 miles

Spay & Stay

Grayslake, IL 60030

Pet Types: cats

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