Welcome to Hyde Park Cats!





Looking to get involved in a great organization dedicated to cat rescue? We are a confederation of volunteers working in and around Chicago’s Hyde Park to help cats and kittens in need. We received our 501©(3) status in 2014 and have had over 700 adoptions since our founding in 2008.

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If you are interested in ADOPTING, check out our up-to-date photo page of our available cats and kittens here: http://hydeparkcats.org/adopt/ All of our adoptable kitties live in loving foster homes. For more information, including our adoption application, please contact us at hydeparkcatsadoptions@gmail.com For more on our adoption policies, see our information page here: http://hydeparkcats.org/available/

If you are interested in FOSTERING, read more about the benefits of fostering on our page here: http://hydeparkcats.org/fostering-cats/ and contact us at hydeparkcatsadoptions@gmail.com to apply. We always need fosterers — more fosterers means helping more cats — and every person who fosters for us makes a difference in saving a life, or several!

If you are interested in DONATING, THANK YOU for helping us do what we do! We gladly accept donations through our pay pal account (link in upper right hand of this page). We also welcome donations of food, litter, toys, scratching posts, etc. Open bags ok! If you have something to donate, contact hydeparkcats@gmail.com or “contact us” through this page and we will coordinate with you.

If you are interested in VOLUNTEERING, we’d love to hear from you. We are a 100% volunteer organization, and we always need new volunteers to help out at events, transport cats to the vet, post flyers, and many other essentials tasks of cat rescue. We organize adoption events, bake sales, calendar sales, cat shelter visits, and much more. To find out more about how to volunteer, email us at hydeparkcats@gmail.com and keep an eye out for upcoming events on facebook.

Thank you for your support!

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Kittens. Come and get them. These are Jasmine, Bella, Fiona, and Elsa, and are 8-9 weeks old.

They’ll be able to leave their mama Sweetness (who will also be available for adoption) at 10 weeks.

Email hydeparkcatsadoptions@gmail.com for more information!

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Bayleaf is a 4-month old kitten boy who was raised together with his 4 brothers under the loving care of his mom Lavender. He has a beautiful grey coat, with some stripey markings on his legs and tail, and a little white triangle on his belly. His fosters believe his big ears and triangular face are evidence that he is related to ancient Egyptian cats or maybe bats.

Bayleaf is an extremely social cat, both with humans and with other cats. With his fosters, he has been super snugly from the very beginning: he loves to be held like a baby, and belly and head rubs are his favorite. When he wants to be pet, he will put his little head in your hand or gently nudge your hand towards his face. His purrs can probably be heard by the neighbors! He likes to sleep on his fosters’ pillow at night, but during the day he prefers laundry baskets, open drawers with piles of clothes and other cozy places. Besides snuggling, Bayleaf enjoys playtime a lot: he loves running up and down the hall, and he even fetches pieces of string, hairbands and other toys. He is also really good at jumping to catch toys in the air. A cat tree is probably a good addition to Bayleaf’s household, as he loves to climb chairs. He has been quite good with not scratching chairs and sofas so far.

Bayleaf is not a shy cat: he has been on playdates with Hyde Park Cats alumna Sheba and enjoys those a lot! He is not scared of new surroundings or people. Bayleaf is a wonderful cat for people who like adventurous, social, snugly cats, and so far he has been good with both older and younger, outgoing and shy cats.

To meet him, please write to us at hydeparkcatsadoptions@gmail.com !
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