Who We Are
Feline Friends is a foster-based, no kill, cat rescue organization serving Chicago. We do not have a physical site – we are completely foster-based. To meet any of our cats in the Feline Friends program, we arrange meetings between foster homes and potential adopters.
Feline Friends is staffed 100% by volunteers, and is funded entirely by private donations. Feline Friends is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and all donations are tax deductible. Our mission statement is: “to help alleviate the suffering of homeless pets in Chicago by rescuing, spaying/neutering, and responsibly placing as many animals as possible in permanent homes".
Adopting a friend
All of our kitties have been combo-tested for FIV/Feline Leukemia, spayed or neutered, vaccinated for distemper, microchipped, and dewormed. 100% of the adoption fee is used to help offset these costs.
The process for adopting a cat involves a few simple steps.
Step (1) Gather information. We gather information about the potential adopter's situation, what they are looking for, their current household and pets, etc.
Step (2) Cat “Interviews”. Next, we have the potential adopter meet the available kitties, by putting them directly in touch with the appropriate foster parent(s) to coordinate a day and time for a visit.
Step (3) Adoption application. Once the potential adopter has met the kitties, if they decide they want to do an adoption, they fill out our adoption application, which we then process. It takes a couple of days to process the application. Once the application has been processed and approved, the kitties are ready to go home.
Step (4) After the adoption. Once a person has adopted a cat, Feline Friends continues to stay in touch with the adopter to ensure a smooth transition for both the person and the cat. We remain available for questions and advice.
Prior to adoption, Feline Friends is dedicated to:
• Spaying/neutering all cats in the program
• Vetting all cats in the program
• Conducting viral tests (FeLV/FIV) on all cats in the program
• Getting to know potential adopters and what they are looking for in adopting a cat
• Pairing potential adopters with viable options in the program
After adoption, Feline Friends continues to stay in contact with the adopter to ensure a smooth adoption transition.
Feline Friends is a 100% foster-based program. The more foster homes we have, the more cats we can rescue. We are continually in need of foster homes, and would love to hear from you if you could provide a foster home. Contact us at email@example.com
We are looking for fosters in the downtown Chicago area (downtown being defined as somewhere between Hyde Park and Rogers Park on the south and north, the Lakefront and Bucktown/Logan Square/Ukrainian Village to the east and west) who are able to house and care for a cat (or cats) until the animals can be placed into permanent homes. The length of time a kitty will need to be fostered is different for every cat. Some find new homes quickly, others take longer.
To be a foster, you would be responsible for providing a cat with food, water, a litter box, toys, and most importantly, lots of love. We cover all veterinary and medical care expenses for our cats. If you need some help providing food, cat litter, etc., we can help. We ask that you commit to the cat(s) for a defined foster period.
Feline Friends is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and all donations are tax deductible. If you would like to help support Feline Friends, donations can be made via www.justgive.org (EIN 27-1370757).
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Come Visit Us!
Feline Friends has no physical site; rather, all cats in our program reside in foster homes until adopted. Please contact Feline Friends if you are interested in meeting one or more of our cats. We will put you in touch of the selected foster home to coordinate a day and time for a visit.
Chicago, IL 60607
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