Humane Society of Central Illinois

Adoptable Cats

HSCI always has a variety of cats looking for their forever home: kittens, adults, short-hair, long-hair, tabby, exotic. Our pets are vetted and handled regularly by staff and volunteers so they are healthy and socialized!

We update this page often as new cats come in and others go home, so all cats available may not have a photo yet. So we encourage you to visit the Pet Adoption Center in person!  You'll find all you need to know about our adoption application process on our Adoption Information webpage.

And if you want to see photos of the pet that have already found new homes, visit our Galleries of Adopted Pets.

Cats that have the Very Important Pet! Very Important Pet logo have a reduced fee of $30!  Look for the logo on their files by their kennels.

Featured Cat!

Bucky is a 4 year old DSH grey tabby. Bucky has been with us for almost a year now and is hoping to finally find her forever owner. She is a beautiful tabby girl and for whatever reason, we are unsure of, she is getting overlooked. She is a great girl who will follow you around and who will rub up against your legs to show you affection. She is playful, and curious, yet still likes to curl up next to you. A great mix of a personality.

Bucky has been sponsored by Sue Rovens!  In memory of Chase. 

Bucky has been sponsored by Sadie Brommer!  In honor of all who work so hard taking care of these pets. 


Libby is a DSH orange and white 1½ year old female. Libby is a cat who shows her affection by licking and head butting you when you get close to her. She is a cat who nuzzles under your chin when you hold her and who will knead and purr. Libby is a nosey cat who follows you around and always wants to know what you are doing. She is your shadow. She loves to look out the window and lay in the sun's rays. She spends a lot of time watching the birds outside the window and she seems to do great with other cats

Libby has been sponsored by Kathi Cannon! 


Daisy is a 2 year old DSH Torti female. Daisy is a bit shy at first. She is always cute and quiet. When you give her attention, that is when she lights up and shows you her adorable, cuddly personality. You have to come to her to see it though. She loves your attention and loves to give kisses. She will roll on the floor in front of you and let you rub her belly. She will sit on your lap and relax the day away with you. Daisy is content in her own world by herself but she really lights up when you interact with her.

Daisy has been sponsored by Kathi Cannon! 


Polly is a beautiful marked DSH Calico who is 4 years old. She is a Polydactyl on all four feet (hints her name!) Polly is a cat who would rather lounge the day away and get your affection. She isn't a cat who is going to run around and play. However she is very lively and fun. She just would rather cuddle and have your attention. Polly will make a great companion for someone looking for a cat to sleep with them at night, or a friend to come home to after work and greet you at the door.

Polly has been sponsored by a gracious anonymous sponsor! 


Kitty is a funny girl. The looks she gives you sometimes just say so much. She has a lot to say and a lot to show. Kitty is a 2 year old DSH patched Tabby. She likes to show off and will get sassy with other cats if they get in her way. She brings a ton of entertainment to the Shelter. If you are looking for a fun, lively, up-beat cat look no further!

Kitty has been sponsored by Daisy Girl Scout Troop 1509! 

Kitty has been sponsored by Anika Boggess! 

Kitty has been sponsored by a gracious anonymous sponsor! 

Charles Lickens

Charles Lickens is a DSH black male 10 month old. Charles still very much acts like a kitten. Playful and spunky. He will pop out of hiding places to play with you and still nibbles like a kitten. Charles is a fun boy who would do great with other cats. Charles has been looking for his forever home without any luck up to this point. Will you be the one to change his luck? He is hoping to meet you.

Charles Lickens has been sponsored by Tasha Dunn & Chrissy Cataldo! 


Laynie is a girl with a calm temperament and loving heart. Laynie loves to be out with the kittens and takes care of them as if they were her own. Her motherly instincts are adorable. She loves to talk to you when you walk in the room and will tell you when she is hungry. She is a docile cat who likes to lounge the day away but does love getting affection as well. Laynie is a 2 year old DSH Torbie.  Very Important Pet!

Pixie has been sponsored by a gracious anonymous sponsor! 

Laynie has been sponsored by Kimberly Judson! 


Winona is a DSH brown tabby with white coloring. She is a one year old female with a loveable personality. She is a cat that will want to be held and cuddled more then she will run to grab a toy. Do not get me wrong, we will play and has a playful side, but the biggest thing about Winona that we love is her gentleness and when you pick her up she just starts purring and rubbing her head under your chin. She will sit on your lap as long as you are petting her. She is content with minimal. Just a nice bed, a few toys and a lot of love!  Winona is a beautiful girl who doesn’t seem bothered by much of anything.

Winona has been sponsored by a gracious anonymous sponsor!  In memory of Merry and in honor of Noel, both HSCI adoptees! 


Stevie is a favorite around the shelter. She came into the shelter after having two adorable babies at a very young age. Stevie is just now almost one. She had two babies who we perfectly named "Wonder" and "Nicks" to go along with her name and they will be available as soon as they are up to weight and have been neutered. Stevie is such a playful and lively cat. She is a bit feisty and loves to instigate the other cats to make them play with her. She is easily bored and needs lots of toys or feathers to play with. Stevie is a curious cat with a very petite build. If you are looking for a cat that can hold their own, is a bit feisty and will play for hours then Stevie is your girl!


Anna is a 2 year DLH black momma. She recently had a little of babies who were all adopted on the day we put them out. She is a beautiful girl with a great temperament. She loves to lounge but also greets you at the door and will follow you to get your attention. She loves to rub up on your legs and the only reason she was given to us was due to her owners health failing and they could no longer provide the care they once could to her. Anna likes to act like a princess, and why not, she knows she looks like one!

Anna has been sponsored by Patricia Snodgrass! 

Anna has been sponsored by Kathi Cannon! 


Mattie is a 6½ year old grey Tabby who was returned to us after her owner decided to get two dogs and when Mattie was scared of them, they returned her. This is not at all Mattie's fault and she is looking for a forever home who understands she gets along great with other cats but she need to not be in a home with dogs that will scare her. Mattie is one of the calmest tempered cats we have met. She is a sweet, loving cat who will have chronic watery eyes her whole life. It is just a condition the vets have looked at and cannot fix. It does not hurt her, however it will get worse if you do not provide her with ointment occasionally. Just like people, everyone has characteristic traits, this is Mattie's. She looks different but let us tell you, she is so affectionate and sweet. Please find it in your heart to give this girl a chance. She has not had the best of luck with previous owners.

Mattie has been sponsored by Jonalee Mikesh!  In memory of Eva Leone Quinn. Eva loved her cats and her last cat was adopted from HSCI. 


Robin is a 4 year DSH black and white female. Robin gets along with other cats but can be picky as to who she likes. She loves certain cats and picks on others. She is quite funny. She is a picky female. Robin is a sweet girl who is content with nothing more than a soft bed and a window to look out of. So loves any and all people as long as they are giving her attention. Robin is more of an independent cat and will not need a ton of interaction.

Robin has been sponsored in honor of James ~ adopted from HSCI in 1997! 

Robin has been sponsored by a gracious anonymous sponsor!  In memory of my best friend, Azreal. 


Domino is a DSH black and white 4 year old male. Domino will need to be kept on a CD diet for his bladder and must go to a home where there are no other animals; dogs or cats. He is a sweet, sweet boy with such a calm personality. He is so loving and gentle. He loves to rub against your legs when you walk into a room and he loves to lay beside you to get your attention and love. His eyes are a gorgeous aqua marine color and he will melt your heart if you come visit with him. It is hard to not want to take this boy home.

Domino has been sponsored by Ellen Hagen!  In loving memory of Samantha and Ted E Bear and with blessings of Jazzpurr, Juno, and Alyeska - all adoptees of HSCI. 


Tripper is a 2 year old DSH black and white female. Tripper will need to be the only cat in her home as she does not get along with other cats in the room. She however, loves any and all people. She will cry for your attention and had the cutest little meow. She loves to sit on your lap and be pet. Tripper will be more of a cat that likes to lounge in a window or on your bed. When we got tripper in the shelter she was matted so bad, from lack of being cared for and groomed, that we had to completely shave her back. Her hair is finally growing back and she is back to her pretty self.

Tripper has been sponsored by Mike and Amy Humphreys! 


Heidi is a 4 year old DSH black and grey Tabby female. Heidi is a sweet girl with a big heart. She loves to greet you at the door and curl around your legs. She loves to lounge in front of a warm window to watch the birds outside the window. Heidi is a quiet girl who has a very calm demeanor about her. If you are looking for a calm special cat who will love you to the moon and back, Heidi is your cat!

Heidi has been sponsored by a gracious anonymous sponsor! 


Pixie is a very interesting 1 year old DSH Tabby. She is very talkative and will tell you anything and everything as long as it gets and keeps your attention. She loves to get your attention, but then when she has it she will run off and act playful. Hints why we say she is so interesting. She has random moods that will crack you up. She certainly will provide entertainment to her new forever home!  Pixie is a petite small girl that we think we remain small.

Please be aware that not all of our pets are available for viewing on our website, as our population changes daily with new animals coming in and others going home. We encourage you to visit our Pet Adoption Center.

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