Frequently Asked Questions

You should receive a response from the Adoption Application Coordinator in regards to your application within 48 hours. You may email if you do not hear anything after 2 days. Please keep in mind that all applications are processed by a volunteer who has a regular job.

First, go to our “Adoption Application Form” and fill it out. We usually have a 24-hour processing time for applications. Then, we will call you for a short, informative interview. Next, once your application is approved, you will be connected to the cat’s foster home to make arrangements to see the cat.

We are a foster-based program and do not have one central facility. Cats are kept in foster homes for evaluation. The majority of our foster homes are in Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa and Michigan. Locations in Wisconsin include in Kenosha, Green Bay, Oshkosh, Milwaukee, Manitowoc, Madison and Janesville. Locations in Illinois include Chicago, Gurnee, Rockford and Peoria. Visitations are by appointment only and an approved application must be on file.

Six months – Anything after that must be resubmitted.

Unfortunately, no. We cannot notify people individually when specific cats come in. Please, keep a close eye on our “Available Cats” page.

We are connected with shelters all over the Midwest and we also receive many owner surrenders. We also partner with rescues in the Middle East (Qatar, Kuwait and Egypt) where purebred cats are frequently dumped on the street. We usually have a waiting list of 30 cats needing to come in to our rescue at any given time. For more information visit the “About Us” page.

Absolutely not, in fact, about 80% of the cats we get into this rescue have no health problems whatsoever. Usually, the have suffered from a history of neglect and sometimes abuse. These are cats that, with a little TLC, will adjust and thrive in caring homes.

You tell us. It’s a mystery we’ve never been able to solve.

Sometimes there are very sad circumstances in people’s lives that make it impossible for them to keep their pets and we are sympathetic to that. Many rescues do not take owner surrenders because they feel it is the individual’s responsibility to place his/her own animal. That is true; however, we’d rather take a cat from an owner directly than have to take it from a shelter later when it is horribly sick or neglected.

Certainly, but we do not ship or transport in any way. For more information, please see our “Adoption Application” page.

Since we do have so many cats waiting to come into our foster homes, we cannot hold cats for longer than a week. Please make an appointment to see a cat as quickly as possible.

If you don’t have a real idea of what you want and just want to visit cats, please go to your local shelter and adopt a wonderful “regular” kitty who could really use your love. Shelters welcome “walk-throughs,” but our foster homes are also private residences. Although we don’t expect everyone to adopt each cat they go to visit, we ask for your consideration and respect when visiting a foster home. Thank you!

SPCR is funded solely by adoption fees and donations.

95% of the money raised through adoption fees and donations go directly to vet bills and medications. The remaining funds are put toward sales tax, accountant fees, administrative costs, and some food and litter. This is purely a labor of love for all of us working at the rescue.