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Our Mission

Chicago Cat Rescue is dedicated to the rescue and adoption of homeless cats and kittens, and to the education of their human companions.

Adoption Policy

As you can imagine, the current health crisis has impacted the manner in which we are able to adopt out our cats. Chicago Cat Rescue is a foster based organization, which means that all our cats and kittens are housed in private foster homes until we find them permanent homes. We generally begin by having a phone conversation with prospective adopters in order to find out what you're looking for and to learn something about you and your home situation. CCR adopts to homes in Chicago and the very near suburbs, which are within 10 miles of our Chicago foster families. Our minimum adoption age is 25.

We then put you in touch with our foster parents, so you can contact them directly to schedule meet ‘n greets with our cats in their foster homes. Meeting our cats in their foster homes and having in-depth conversations with our foster parents is a great way to learn about your prospective cats' personalities and temperaments. At this time, parties generally begin with a virtual visit via Facetime (or the equivalent) between adopters and foster parents, and our cats are able to participate too! Then, if all parties are comfortable, an in-home visit is scheduled. All family members are expected to participate in these virtual and in-home visits. During this challenging time, we’re trying our best to continue to give our cats the opportunity to find their forever homes. At the same time, we hope to maintain the integrity of our adoption process.

Once you’ve met the cat(s) you’d like to adopt, we will send you our adoption application and contract. We ask for a couple of business days to process applications, which gives you time to prepare for your new furry family member's arrival. Application processing includes contacting personal, vet and landlord references (as applicable). After your application is approved, we deliver our cats to their new homes. Our adoption fee is $125/cat and $150/kitten, to help defray our costs. All our cats are spayed/neutered, blood tested for Feline Leukemia and FIV, dewormed and vaccinated as needed, and micro chipped, in addition to receiving any other necessary medical care. We maintain follow up contact with our adopters by phone and email to help ensure a smooth transition, and to address any questions and concerns that may arise. We hope our adopters will use us as a resource both at the time of adoption and on into the future, as needed.

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