Friendly & 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.

Sincerely yours,
The Rodriguez Family

We Love Our Cat Adoption Center

Our Featured Friend

cat Meet Tiger!

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 cats!

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 Petco

Exciting news! Friendly & Feral has a new home! We've teamed up with our friends at Petco in Mount Prospect 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!

Volunteers 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 the Mount 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.

Foster 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 are waiting to be adopted. If you have some space and a little extra time to give to a lonely pet waiting to find its forever home, please contact us to learn more about the animals in need of a foster home.

Attention Senior Cat Owners!

The American 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!

Fix 'em First!

Friendly & 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!


Who We Are

Friendly & 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.

What 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.

What can I do to help feral cats?

People often 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.

I 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.


Adopting a Friend

Getting Started

Click 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.

Contact an Adoption Counselor with questions or inquiries about how to proceed with adoption process. All of the cats in Friendly & Feral's 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.

Adoption Hours

Come meet the cats and talk with Adoption Counselors every Saturday and Sunday from 12pm to 4pm at Petco (1018 Mount Prospect Plaza, Mount Prospect, IL 60056) See below for map and directions.

Adoption Fees

We charge 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:

  • all vaccinations, including rabies (RV) and distemper combo (FVRCP)
  • routine deworming
  • FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus) and FeLV (Feline Leukemia) testing
  • spaying/neutering

Adoption Policies

Friendly & 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.

Declawing - Paws 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.


Come Visit Us!

Cats are available for viewing and adoption at:

Petco - 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.


Contact Us

Friendly & Feral Cat Rescue
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008

Click here for a list of pets at this shelter