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 5 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.  Very Important Pet!

Bucky has been sponsored by Sadie Brommer!  Taking care until Bucky finds forever home! 


Springfield is a 4 month old, female, black DSH kitten. If you are looking for playful, then you have to come see Springfield. Playful and adorable this little girl will try to get any other cat to jump and pounce with her. She thinks every cat will like her and she doesn't understand when some cats tell her no. She loves to cuddle with the other cats as well. So we would say she does fantastic with other cats or kittens. Springfield is a bit feisty and will need plenty of toys to keep her entertained. She does love to be held and will purr like a boat if you give her attention.

Springfield has been sponsored by a gracious anonymous sponsor!  Thank you to all of the hard workers at the HSCI! 

Springfield has been sponsored by Mikael and Kim Jordan!  In memory of Sassy the cat.


Buddy is a 6½ year old male tabby cat. Buddy is such a gentle guy. He just walks around the room always letting you know he is there in case you want to pet him. However he never begs for attention. He is a cat that likes to lounge and loves to sit in front of a window to sit in the warmth of the sun’s rays. Mellow and huggable, buddy is more of a teddy bear. Buddy is looking for his forever home and hopes you come find him.

Buddy has been sponsored by Rick Stillman for Zach and Hope! 


Ashby is a 2 year old DMH black male cat. Ashby is a beautiful boy with a gorgeous colored coat. It is mostly black with specks of silvery white underneath. Ashby is a sleek cat with a relaxed personality. If you are looking for a cat that is already house trained and not quite so young, Ashby is the cat for you. He loves to cuddle and lay at the foot of your bed. He can get a little spooked if you pick him up. He doesn’t feel safe when he feet are dangling. So always hold him close to your body and he is perfectly content.

Sponsor Ashby


Jake is a 5 month old DSH buff male kitten. Jake is a friendly kitten who wants to jump in your lap and purr up a storm. He is snuggly little guy with a lot of kisses to give. It does not take much to keep Jake happy. Just give him a comfortable soft bed and hugs and he will be as happy as can be. Jake is still very playful since he is a kitten so he loves to play with the feather toys or anything dangling from a string.

Sponsor Jake

Simple Simon

Simple Simon is a 10 week old DSH orange male kitten. Simple is far from this guy's personality. Simple Simon is brave and investigates anything and everything he can get his nose into. He is adorable and love to run around the room until something catches his attention and interests him. He loves to play with rope toys or anything that chirps like a bird. Simple Simon loves to be held and will cuddle, but he is a very active little kitten.

Sponsor Simple Simon


Callie is a 7 year old female DSH calico. Talk about a beautiful cat. With her beautiful markings and piercing eyes it is very hard to forget Miss Callie. Callie can be shy with new people but warms up fast once she gets to know you. She loves attention once she knows you and loves to have her back scratched. Callie is a social eater, she likes to eat while you are giving her attention. It is quite funny. Callie will need an owner who understand she isn't the most playful cat, but is so very sweet.

Callie has been sponsored by a gracious anonymous sponsor! 

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


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 5 year old DSH Torbie.  Very Important Pet!

Laynie has been sponsored by a gracious anonymous sponsor! 


Forrest is a 1 year old DSH tabby male. Forrest has come leaps and bounds since he first came into the shelter. Upon arriving from another shelter Forrest was very scared and would hide in his litter box to feel safe. He wanted attention so bad he craved it, but would get scared to be picked up. Quick movements and loud noises scared him tremendously. We put Forrest into a foster home and he came back into the shelter a different cat. Once Forrest realized people loved him and he was safe he really started coming out of his shell. When you walk into to room now, he runs to the front of his cage and rubs on the bars until you pay attention to him. He runs to greet you and will talk to get your attention. He loves people now and really is a beautiful boy. Forrest will melt your heart, like he has melted ours if you just give him the chance.


Samarra is a 4 year old DSH grey female cat. She is a super sleek, slender looking girl with a very distinctive face. Samarra loves some cats and doesn’t get along with others, so in cat language we say she chooses who she likes. Samarra is a picky girl but is very personable. She loves to be pet and brushed. She loves attention but also is content being independent. If you are looking for a cat that doesn’t constantly need your attention but also has a lot of affection to give, then look no further. Samarra is the girl for you.

Sponsor Samarra


Tansy is a 2 year old DSH calico female tabby. This girl is very petite and slender. She is a bit goofy and loves to have attention. She loves to be held and cuddles and will sit in your lap as long as you are petting her. Tansy has a very playful side as well. She loves to chase rope toys around the room and she is very intelligent. Tansy is kid-friendly and also seems to get along with the other cats in the room. This unique little girl will melt your heart if you just take a minute to meet her.

Sponsor Tansy


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 Patricia Snodgrass! 

Libby 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 5 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 Tasha Dunn & Chrissy Cataldo! 


Tripper is a 3 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! 


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 the Ragdollgang!  In Memory of Robbie Hockings =^..^= 


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 a gracious anonymous sponsor!  In memory of Merry and in honor of Noel, both HSCI adoptees! 

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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