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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2017 Hyde Park Cats Calendars


Can’t get enough cute rescue cats and kittens? Here’s a peak into our 2017 Hyde Park Cats calendar, providing 12 months of feelgood, funny, furry felines, guaranteed.

Pick up 1 (or 2 or 5!) today at the following Chicago locations:

— Sprocket & Stone (Pet Supply Store, Hyde Park), https://www.facebook.com/sprocketandstonechicago/

— 57th Street Books (Bookstore, Hyde Park), https://www.facebook.com/57thStreetBooks/?fref=ts

— Grounds of Being (UC Campus Cafe, Hyde Park) cash only, https://www.facebook.com/DivSchoolCoffee/

— Bark N’ Bites Pet Boutique (Pet Supply Store, Bridgeport), https://www.facebook.com/BarkNBitesPetBoutique/

Mail order is available too, inquire at hydeparkcats@gmail.com

All proceeds benefit HPC. Fundraising makes what we do possible, thank you for your support!


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Welcome Rudy!

Rudy also recently arrived in his foster home and his fosterer reports him to be

“a very calm, stately boy. He is not very vocal, and seems very self-sufficient.

He was a little shy at first but seems to be settling in nicely. He won’t lie on your lap, but likes to be close to you when you are working and communicate with long gazes.

He isn’t fussy at all, and funny quirk: super alarmed by ceiling fans!”

If you’ve got a message for Rudy, let us know at hydeparkcatsadoptions@gmail.com

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Superhero kittens Norrin and Bruce, coming soon to a forever home near you?

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Adoptable brothers of cuteness, Norrin and Bruce, both demand snuggles and want to hang out with their fosterers. Movie-time with the kittens = everyone shares the footrest.

Bruce is as handsome as ever in his shiny black coat. He also always knows where the headphones are, because he loves to play with the earbuds. Grey Norrin looks extra cute when he wants a tummy rub. Also, note how his teeth slightly stick out. It’s adorable.

Together, they are perfect. Potential adopters should know that they are still a little shy with people they have never met. But that passes quickly. They are not generally shy cats at all, they are very sociable and cuddly and lovely. They aren’t lap cats in the strict sense (yet) – they don’t usually love to sit on laps – but they will want to sit sight next to you or on your legs or feet on the sofa or on your book on the desk and demand belly rubs and want to play and they will curl up with you in bed when you have a cold.

Interested in learning more about how to meet and adopt Norrin and Bruce? We’d love to hear from you at hydeparkcatsadoptions@gmail.com !

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