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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Ash is a super friendly boy, over a year old who loves to play and get pets.

Ash had been living with a cat and a dog, so we know he plays well with others.

Write to us at hydeparkcatsadoptions@gmail.com to learn more about Ash!

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The Squirrel Kittens

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The squirrel kittens have been living with humans for 2 whole weeks! Which means they’re 6 weeks old and just emitting dangerous amounts of cuteness everyday.

They wrestle and cuddle like any kitten buddies, won’t leave any corner of the world unexplored, and never fail to tackle a string toy.

The tabby is a bit bigger in size and usually comes out first when there’s a string dancing around. Black kitten still pretends she (he?) doesn’t like you but literally the millisecond you put your hand on her, she just melts and purrs. We’re trying to call them Tamia and Sciurus, for the Latin name of pine squirrel (Tamiasciurus), but don’t want to gender them wrong..

They haven’t gotten any vetting yet, but we heard you can start sending adoption applications for them now to hydeparkcatsadoptions@gmail.com !

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