In response to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Chicago has joined the State of Illinois in issuing a Stay at Home order effective Saturday, March 21st at 5pm CT. In addition, City of Chicago facilities are closed to the public. Staff are prioritizing essential services to protect the health and safety of our residents and employees. As such, we may be delayed in responding to non-essential inquiries and service requests. To stay up to date on the City of Chicago’s COVID-19 response, please click here.
If you want your cat to live a long and healthy life, keep him/her inside. If you allow your cat to wander around on their own, without your supervision, they are susceptible to any of the following tragedies:
Average life span of a free-roaming cat -- less than 3 years.
Average life span of an indoor only cat -- 12-15 years.
Helpful advice: Keep your kitten indoors - he/she won't miss the outdoors if they've never been outside. Your kitten will grow up to be a cat who does not scratch at the door at all hours of the day and night to be let outside.