Cat adoptions

At Orphans of the Storm you don’t pick your cat – your cat will pick you

With over 300 cats of all personalities available and waiting to meet you on any day, it’s nice to know that selecting that one cat is a little easier in our adult cat room.

Located in the heart of the animal shelter, beyond a winding hall of cat condos and play cages where paws sweep out at you for attention and curious purrs welcome you, lies the treasure of Orphans of the Storm: the cattery, better know as the big cat room.

Here 150-200 adult cats reside together peacefully and freely while waiting to pick that one special person to take them home. A large glass viewing wall invites you to take a chance on a new feline member of the family.

Our cats have a good life for however long their stay

Our cat gallery, which leads up to the big cat room, showcases our exceptional pairs that are looking to stay together in their next of nine lives, or possibly an older cat who may have become nervous in the big cat room occupies a private kennel front and center. These cats are happy and content as they patiently wait for their big adoption day.

Our new kitten atrium houses the youngest of our population. These playful kittens are as cute as they come, climbing, jumping and wrestling with one another. But please keep in mind that a kitten will always get a home. It’s the adult cats that are most in need of being adopted.

Visit our cat wing on any day and take your time to meet them all. Our adoption counselors are available to assist and answer your questions. Once you have selected a few cats that you are considering adopting, spend some one-on-one time getting acquainted in our new cat meeting room.

The selection of cats that we offer for adoption will not be matched anywhere. Whatever breed, size, color, personality or age you have in mind, you can find it here.

Taking your new cat home

Please be aware that your cat may need to stay to get its final vaccinations. Although many cats that you will meet at the shelter are current on their shots and ready to go home, most will need to be brought current (by Illinois state law) before they may leave the shelter with you. If this is the case with the cat that you are adopting, don’t worry — you will most likely pick him up the following day at our animal hospital in Libertyville.