Our Shelter – Virtual Tour
From a free-roaming cat floor flooded with natural light, cozy beds, and perches galore; to over-sized tempered-glass kennels filled with all the creature comforts of home, we are thrilled to offer our animals a true home-away-from-home environment for as long as they are in our care. We strongly believe that an immaculate, low-stress, love-filled environment combined with the best medical and emotional care possible results in happy, well-adjusted companion animals.
Transformations Amazing Animal
One of the most emotionally challenging aspects of rescue work is being faced with an animal who has experienced an exceptionally high level of abuse/neglect. It is our belief that that every animal deserves to know what comfort, love, security and a full-belly feels like, and if they tell us that they are willing to fight for their lives, then we make a commitment to do everything in our power to ensure their survival.
As an organization, we pride ourselves on being an outspoken pioneer for progress in the animal welfare community. After a great deal of research and travelling to some of the most impoverished communities in the Southern regions of our country – we discovered an alarming abundance of adoptable dogs who are losing their lives by the tens of thousands simply because there are no rescues or adopters available to help.
The FIV Stigma
As the very first shelter in Chicago to not only rescue, but successfully integrate FIV+ cats into our general population, Felines & Canines (under the leadership of Executive Director, Abby Smith) has broken barriers and made monumental steps towards changing the way the animal welfare community views the stigma of FIV.