Feral Cat Rescue
Why We Do What We Do
We love to hear from our pet parents after adoptions, because it confirms the work we do is worth all the effort. Here is an excerpt from a letter we received recently:
It has been a long time. you may not even remember us, however, one Saturday afternoon either in June or July of 2010 we stopped by the pet store to purchase cat food. Wel, we came home with cat food and a new cat. My youngest daughter saw a male brown tabby by the name of Boggie and fell in love with him.
We just wanted to touch base with you and let you know that Boggie is enjoying his forever home. He gets along very well with our female cat.
Our female cat was chewing on her hair and breaking it off-not pulling it out, but chewing it off and leaving a stubble. She had stubbly spots on her front paws, back paws, and her side. We just could not figure out what was going on with her. We had taken her to the vet and had done skin scrapes, which had come back negative. Boggie came home, they quickly became friends, and the chewing stopped. I guess all she wanted was a companion.
It takes very special people with a heart of gold to do the work you and all the volunteers do.
Thank you for doing what you do. Boggie (and his siblings) have been terrific additions to our family. We would not be the same without them.
The Rodriguez Family
|We Love Our Cat Adoption Center
Tiger is a front-paw declawed cat whose pet parent passed away. He is a confident, independent guy who is currently fostered with other cats and a calm Labrador Retriever. Come see this handsome guy at the Petco cat adoption center located in Mt. Prospect, IL.
If you would like to meet more of our cats and kittens ready for adoption, visit them at our Petco location.
Donate to help the
Your donation to
Friendly & Feral goes directly to cover the costs of veterinary
care for the cats. All donations are 100% tax deductible.
Thank you for your generosity!
Our New Home at
news! Friendly & Feral has a new home!
We've teamed up with our friends at Petco in Mount
to give our cats the opportunity to meet potential adopters during
regular store hours. If you're considering adopting a new pet
into your family, come visit us at Petco
and meet the cats! Adoption Counselors will be on site
Saturdays and Sundays from 12 to 4pm to answer your questions and work
with you through the adoption process. If you have questions,
feel free to contact us!
needed at Petco
If you love
animals and want to help our cats find their forever homes, consider
volunteering with Friendly & Feral. We are currently
seeking volunteers to help with Daily Cat Care at our new location at
Prospect Petco. Daily
Cat Care volunteers assist by socializing with the cats, providing them
with TLC, clean cages and fresh food and water. You can
volunteer as often as your schedule allows.
To find out
more, or to attend an upcoming New Volunteer Orientation, contact us.
Homes Still Needed
While some of
our cats will be housed in our new adoption center at Petco, Friendly
& Feral is still seeking foster homes for the other animals who
to be adopted. If you have some space
and a little extra time to give to a lonely pet waiting to find its
please contact us
to learn more about the animals in need of a foster home.
Senior Cat Owners!
Association of Feline Practitioners publishes guidelines for caring for
senior cats. If your beloved feline is 6+ years old, you might want to
review the guidelines to inform yourself of the health conditions and
standard of care for an older kitty. Check it out!
& Feral Cat rescue feels strongly that all animals should be
spayed and neutered before they are adopted. Do your part to support
the cause by spreading the word. Fix 'em first!
& Feral Cat Rescue is an all volunteer, no-kill, non-profit
organization working to find loving, permanent homes for the cats in
our care. Our cats are housed in foster homes or at Petco
in Mount Prospect
and provided with the
love and veterinary care until they are adopted.
is a feral cat?
A feral cat
is a wild animal, not socialized or interested in human contact. They
do not make good pets. They live outside and have frequent litters of
kittens. A group of unneutered feral cats can reproduce rapidly and
become a nuisance to the humans in the area where they live.
can I do to help feral cats?
find themselves in a situation where they've been feeding what they
thought was a stray cat or two. After a while, a litter of kittens is
born and before long the situation can quickly get out of control. The
humane solution to controlling the feral cat population is T-N-R, or
Trap, Neuter and Return.
TNR works! Read
a case study by Triple R Pets on the successful
management of a feral cat colony right here in Chicago.
need help with a feral cat! Can Friendly & Feral take it?
Feral cats do
not make good pets. They are wild animals, and live outdoors. Friendly
& Feral volunteers have many years of experience with feral
cats, and can provide you with advice and resources. Everything from
providing appropriate shelter in the winter, to advice on how to T-N-R
(Trap-Neuter-Return), to resources for low-cost spay and neuter. Contact
us for more information.
to view our animals currently available for adoption. Cats
are on display and available
for viewing during
regular business hours at Petco in Mount Prospect.
an Adoption Counselor with questions or inquiries about how to proceed
with adoption process. All of the cats in Friendly &
care are housed in our adoption center at Petco in Mount Prospect Plaza
and in loving foster homes. We'll be happy to arrange an
appointment to meet any of the cats you
are interested in adopting.
Come meet the
talk with Adoption Counselors every
Saturday and Sunday
from 12pm to 4pm at Petco
Mount Prospect Plaza, Mount Prospect, IL 60056) See below
for map and directions.
an adoption fee to help us cover the cost of the veterinary care
provided prior to adoption. All cats adopted from Friendly &
Feral have already received the following veterinary care:
vaccinations, including rabies (RV) and distemper combo (FVRCP)
(Feline Immunodeficiency Virus) and FeLV (Feline Leukemia) testing
& Feral Adoption Counselors will work with you to identify the
cat that will fit best into your home and family. Should the adoption
not work out, we will always take the cat back.
come with claws! Friendly & Feral requires that adoptees agree
not to declaw cats adopted from us at any time in the future. We
provide assistance and advice about how to clip nails and protect your
home and furniture from damage. In addition, we have cats that are
already declawed that are available for adoption.
are available for viewing and adoption at:
- 1018 Mount Prospect Plaza, Mount Prospect, IL 60056
(located near the intersections of Rand,
Central and Mt. Prospect Roads)
Adoption Counselors are on site every
Saturday and Sunday
from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
We will be happy to work with you to complete an adoption, answer your
questions about cat care or help you
solve problems you might be having with your current pets.