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!

Feona is a very beautiful cat that almost has an orange tint to her fur. She is a 4 year old grey tiger DSH. When Feona first came in she was very timid and liked to hide under anything in her cage. If she had a bed she was under it at all times. She felt safe there. Throughout the days of being here she now is coming out of her cage and is playing in play groups. She no longer hides and loves attention. She would probably do best in a house without other cats, just because she is a bit more timid and would love all the attention herself.  Very Important Pet!

Feona has been sponsored by Patricia Snodgrass! 


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.

Sponsor Winona


Carmen is a DSH calico 4 month old female. Carmen is a bit shy at first and will back up if there are loud noises or quick movements. However, if you give Carmen just a minute of your attention and time and understand she needs you to go slow, boy does she ever shine. She is a super friendly girl who loves to be pet. Once you give her your attention and pet her, she will roll around on the floor in front of you like she is in heaven. Carmen is looking for a forever owner and is available for you to come meet her.

Carmen has been sponsored by Kimberly Judson! 


Ciara is a 3 month old DMH black and white kitten. Ciara is such a doll. At first she is very timid and shy due to her background and not being raised properly. But I assure you if you give her a chance she is such a cuddle bug. Once you show her you can be trusted and talk to her, she comes out to greet you. If you pick her up she will nuzzle you and try to climb on your shoulder like a baby. She purrs like a motor and wants nothing more than to be loved and spoiled. She will need to go to a quiet home with not a lot of chaos or other pets. She seems to do all right with one or two cats in a room with her, but too many and she gets scared. Ciara is our youngest kitten at the shelter at this time, and she is hoping she will find her forever home quickly so she can start learning consistency to be less stressed. This little girl will make a fantastic companion.

Sponsor Ciara


Rocket is an 11 month old DSH white and buff male. Rocket is such a cutie. He may be a bit on the pudgy side and could lose a little weight but when he sits and his belly flops on the floor you can’t help but adore him. He has a sweet personality and loves to be pet and talked to. Rocket will sit on your lap and cuddle all day long if you let him. He certainly loves his food and will tell you when he is hungry. In fact we think mornings are his favorite time of day because that is when he gets to eat.

Sponsor Rocket

Peter Quill

Peter Quill is an 11 month old DLH orange male. Talk about a soft, beautiful, and fun cat!  Peter loves to play. He will chase strings and feather toys around and seems to love other cats. When Peter came into the shelter he came with his house mate, so he loves having other cats to interact with. Peter Quill is hoping to find a forever owner who will spoil him with fun toys.

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


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 Christy DeSantis! 


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. 


Marceline is 8 year old black DSH female. Marceline is a plump. She is a big ball of flubber and we just think she is the cutest thing ever the way she waddles around. We have started her on a diet to lose weight and her new owners will need to do the same. Marceline was the most spoiled of the hoarding cats we brought back if you couldn't tell. This girl is nothing but sweet. She loves to have attention, she greets you when you come in the room. She begs for food, go figure!  And we all just love her.

Marceline has been sponsored by Julie Philpott!  Dedicated to all my special "babies" here & at Rainbow Bridge! 


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! 


Kevin is a DSH black and white, one year old male. Kevin is a curious boy with a playful personality. He loves to be pet and will investigate just about anything. Loud noises or quick movements do seem to make Kevin a bit scared, but just for a few seconds then he is back to his normal, playful self. Kevin does good with other cats and is looking for his forever owner who will spoil him, love him, and give him a nice cozy bed to sleep in.

Sponsor Kevin


Nova is a DSH dark Tortie, one year old female. This is one sweet girl who wants nothing more but to be held so she can cuddle you. She has so much love to give and will roll around on the floor in front of you while you pet her belly. She purrs like a motor if you just look at her. Nova is looking for her forever owner who may or may not have other cats. Nova seems to do just fine with other cats and loves to watch the birds outside the window in the cat room. Nova is also hoping her new owner will spoil her a bit and let her lay with them in their big comfy bed at night to sleep. Nova loves being near people and giving them her attention.

Sponsor Nova


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! 


Roxy is a 2 year old DSH black tabby female. Roxy is a sweet girl who will run to greet you when you enter a room. She will circle around you until you give her attention and pick her up. Roxy likes to be with other cats and seems to get a long with others very well. Roxy is more of a cuddly cat vs playful. She would rather interact with a human and lounge by your side.

Sponsor Roxy


Lizzie is a DSH grey female who is 1½ years of age. Lizzie is a beautiful girl with a lot of personality. She is feisty and will tell you exactly how she is feeling. She will talk to you the minute you enter the room. She has grown accustom to drinking out of a small animal water bottle. No, she is not spoiled or anything!  Lizzie will beg for food and wants your attention most days. However, just like us humans there are days where she just wants to do her own thing and be left to lounge alone.

Sponsor Lizzie


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 Patricia Snodgrass! 


Ophelia is a 6 year old DLH female calico. Ophelia came to the shelter in July of last year and is still looking for her forever home. She is independent and curious. She will scout out anything and everything as she is a bit nosey. She tends to do better with cats who are more calm and older versus younger playful kittens. Ophelia chooses who she likes. She is a beautiful girl with a picky attitude.

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


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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