My elderly neighbor wants me to take it to the shelter but I am afraid they will put it to sleep.
My nieghbor just had hip surgery( she's 70+) and the cat was dropped at her house by a relative...WTF.
I am allergic to cats and have two ,cat hating, Dogs, but I brought it to my apartment until I can figure something out.
Try posting on a Facebook group called Animal Shelter Volunteers. Some in there might be able to give some tips/foster the cat. Most No-Kill shelters have a pretty long wait list because they can only take in so many animals at a time, especially during kitten season. Some good information:
-PAWS Chicago (here are some tips on rehoming - PLEASE check it out) http://www.pawschicago.org/alternatives-to-a-shelter/ http://www.pawschicago.org/research-and-plan-ahead/
http://www.pawschicago.org/surrendering-to-animal-shelters/ how to partner with PAWS Chicago (surrender the cat to them) http://www.pawschicago.org/partnering-with-paws-chicago/
Tree House Humane Society: Admissions process: http://www.treehouseanimals.org/site/PageServer?pagename=programs_c...
Harmony House: -Does not openly advertise admissions process - I believe they only take in strays/cats from CACC. Contact them for information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Felines & Canines: (For some reason their website is currently down) but check out their Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/FelinesAndCanines. Email email@example.com and explain your situation - she is an amazing person and will hopefully give you a response with some advice/information.
Chicago Cat Rescue: Same deal as Harmony House/Red Door. It is a system of foster homes with no physical shelter: http://www.chicagocatrescue.org/
Friends of Animal Care and Control: http://fcacc.org/ also a network of foster homes.
Please don't take it to Animal Care and Control (on Western & 26th), dump it at a shelter (they WILL take it to Animal Care and Control) or Anti Cruelty Society (they transport all long-term animals who have not been adopted to Animal Care and Control to do their euthanizing for them).
Do your research and screen any interested parties very carefully. Ask for a small adoption fee to know the person is serious.
Good luck - thank you for giving him/her a temporary home. Poor thing :(
Thanks for all your help!
more info...This is a male cat that has been de-clawed. He is a sweet heart and is slooooowly coming around.
Oh poor baby :( My lease prevents me from taking him, but I wish you so much luck.
Call the Anti-Cruelty Society in Chicago.