Welcome to Hyde Park Cats!



Gloria Monty

Gloria Monty

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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We first Marx during a TNR (trap-neuter-return) project a few weeks ago.

He seemed friendly so we decided to give him a chance at life on the inside.

Marx has grown a bit more comfortable and a bit more confident each day. His latest achievement is to let his fosterer touch him and play a little bit with a toy.

Keep it up Marx – it just gets better.

Thanks to our veteran fosterer Kristen for giving Marx the chance he needs.

Marx is a fully vetted young adult and will be available for adoption as his confidence grows.

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Introducing Keesa!

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This tortie beauty is about 4 years old. Keesa loves to get lovins’ and enjoys her long cat naps. She definitely has a diva type attitude characteristic of many torties, she’s fiesty and enjoys playing with her toys. She does not respond well to dogs at all.
She does very well with kids but she’s pretty fiesty when she plays (as mentioned above). She does “okay” with other cats, although she seems to prefer to be the one and only fur baby.
She has a short tail (shown below), not sure what happened but that’s how we found her.
Write us at hydeparkcatsadoptions@gmail.com to meet her!
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