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 Sadie Brommer!  In honor of all who work so hard taking care of these pets. 


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!

Sponsor Kitty

Lauren Bacall

Lauren Bacall is a 9 month old DMH black and white female. Lauren is a sweetheart. She will talk to you when you walk into the room until you give her attention. She will follow you until you pick her up and pet her. She loves to play and will sit in front of the window watching birds to pass her time. Lauren Bacall had the longest, most white whiskers we have ever seen. Lauren will make a fantastic companion for someone who is looking for a love-bug cuddler.

Sponsor Lauren Bacall


Penelope is a 1½ year old DLH grey female. Penelope is a more docile cat who will lounge the day away. She is a go-with-the-flow type of cat that doesn’t really find much that will upset her. She is a shy girl with a big heart. She also loves to give kisses.

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


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! 

Winona has been sponsored by Jamie Atchison! 


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 Vicki Skeen!  In honor of Iris, an adoptee from HSCI! 


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!

Laynie has been sponsored by Kimberly Judson! 


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. 


Eva is a 6 year old DSH tabby female. Eva came into the Shelter in January of 2014. Eva is a very interesting cat. One minute she wants to have your affection and the next she is darting away and wanting to explore the world on her own. Eva loves having your attention but acts a little scared or timid when you try to give it to her. She will purr with excitement however she will let you know when she has had enough. She does not like her belly rubbed and approaching her calmly and slowly is key. For the most part Eva will do what you ask of her, she goes back to her cage to eat when you ask, she will come to you when you ask, and she loves to play with toys. Eva is looking for a more quiet home without other animals that would stress her out.  Very Important Pet!

Eva has been sponsored by Mike and Amy Humphreys! 


Bailee is a DMH brown and white Tabby. She is 3 years old and is quite large for a female. In fact when she came into the shelter we were certain she was going to be a male. Sure enough she is just a big beautiful female. Bailee is a bit picky in terms of other cats. She likes some and picks on others. She never hurts other cats though. She just hisses and walks on her merry way. Maybe she is letting them know she is the queen of the room? Bailee loves to greet you at the door when you walk into the room and she loves to have your attention. She will follow you around like a lost puppy.

Bailee has been sponsored by Patricia Snodgrass! 


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 Julie Philpott!  Dedicated to all my special "babies" here & at Rainbow Bridge! 


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! 


Bonnebelle is a DLH, black and white, 8 year old female. Bonnebelle is a very special girl here at the shelter. We are trying to branch out in hopes of finding her the right owner who understands her needs. We went into a hoarding situation taking 10 cats back with us. Bonnebelle was one of them. She was one of the few cats who had interaction with the owner on a daily basis. But when we went in the home she was locked in a room under a bed with no interaction for quite a few months. When we got her to the shelter she immediately lost a ton of weight and we were worried for her. She seemed depressed and was not eating. So we thought to place her with other cats, in hopes this is what she was missing. She regressed even more. She is such a sweet girl and would never move other cats out of the way for food, so she just did not eat. Bonnebelle is shy and quiet and just all around a sweetheart. We decided to put her in our office as a last hope that she would turn around and sure enough that was all it took. She needs people interaction. We think other cats intimidate her. She is a social eater, so once she has had attention she will eat. Without this attention she was depressed and chose not to eat. As I mentioned she is a very special girl looking for an owner who has the time to spoil her because she needs this attention and interaction. She is content laying in her bed and watching people walk by. She has the cutest little chirp of a meow. Bonnebelle will need to be the only animal in her forever home.

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

Bonnebelle has been sponsored by Dr. Goad's Sales Classes at Illinois State University! 

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! 

Charles Lickens has been sponsored by Patricia Snodgrass! 


Homer is a DSH Tabby and white 2 year male. Homer is a lounger and loves to sleep. Homer is a pretty calm cat that would like to spend is day being nosey and relaxing. There isn’t much that bothers Homer. He seems to like all the other cats in the room. New places do not seem to scare him. Homer is a bit of a charmer. Come in and visit with him and you will see he is a very handsome cat.

Homer has been sponsored by the Vancil Family!  For all of God's special friends waiting for us on the Rainbow bridge. 


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 by a gracious anonymous sponsor!  In memory of my best friend, Azreal. 

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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