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Ice Cream Cats

Read about the 42 cats that EAS rescued from a home in Evanston – the Ice Cream Cats – and then fill out a foster survey!

PT and Saci

Attention tortie fans! These senior ladies would love to steal your heart, and your lap. Saci and PT are about 11 years old and have found themselves in our care after their person died. They're a little shy at first, but once they've checked you out they're quite the affectionate pair. Their ideal home would have a couple humans to dote on them, as they aren't always willing to share the attention.


Tilly is another of our senior cats looking for a quiet place to call home. She's gentle and affectionate, and loves being brushed. At 13 years old, she's less interested in playing than in hanging out on the couch and cuddling next to her person. Tilly is looking for an adults-only home, and would like to be the only pet.


Painter is about ten years old and came to us after her person died and there was no family able to take her in. It took her a little while to adjust to her new life, but these days her foster mom reports that she is "chill and sweet" and loves hanging out with her. She's a pretty vocal lady so if you're tired of talking to yourself, Painter would love to help you out! She's polite when guests visit but prefers they not stay too long — she's a fan of a pretty calm and quiet house. She recently had a check-up, including bloodwork, and received a clean bill of health.

Short Stack

This adorable young cat was found as a stray and brought to us by a concerned citizen. Since she was found near a pancake place, we named her Short Stack. She's playful, affectionate, curious, and likes to snuggle in a lap or perch on her foster mom's shoulder. Young children might not be a good match since she doesn't enjoy being picked up, but she would very much like a calm house where she can receive plenty of attention.

Little Debbie

Little Debbie showed up at the shelter just days before giving birth to her litter of six (the Snack Cakes, of course). Now that the kids are older and moving out on their own, Little Debbie is also looking for a new place to settle into. She's about two years old, full of playfulness and curiosity. She very much enjoys being around people, LOVES to be petted, and also enjoys some time alone in a bathtub! We think she'd be good in just about any home, including one with children or with a first-time cat person.

Crash and Hi Hat

Crash and Hi Hat are a delightfully sweet bonded pair. Their foster mom describes both of them as playful, confident, curious, affectionate, and initially shy around new people -- with a bit of time, they warm up and love chin rubs and pets. Hi Hat is the cuddlier of the two, and is tolerant of being picked up. Crash is a little more independent, but does enjoy hanging out next to his people. They are spayed and neutered, up to date on vaccines, and have tested negative for both FIV and FelV. Crash and Hi Hat are looking for a home together, and would be most comfortable with adults or older kids.

Pearl and Zildjian

Five-month-old bonded sisters Pearl and Zildjian are looking for a home together. These adorable girls are curious, playful and affectionate. They’ll happily join you on the couch for cuddling and pets, but are not too keen on being picked up. New people can make them a little shy, but all it takes is a wand toy and a little patience and they’re ready to make new friends. We think Pearl and Zildjian would do best in an adults-only home or a home with older children who will understand the need to proceed a little slowly with them.

Star Crunch and Oatmeal Creme Pie

These adorable siblings are part of our Snack Cake litter. Star Crunch (all black) is the more thoughtful and laid back of the two, while Oatmeal Creme Pie (tabby and white) is what their foster mom calls "an instigator." In true kitten fashion, he loves to investigate everything and can sometimes get himself, and his brother, into a bit of trouble. But once they've worn themselves out, they're wonderful cuddlers and an absolutely lovable pair. These bonded brothers are looking for a home together.

Dilly Bar and Mr. Misty

These two came in separately as strays, but after a couple days together in their foster home, they became fast friends. They are a nice complementary pair -- Mr. Misty (solid grey) is more people-oriented and affectionate than Dilly Bar, who can be a little shy at first, and she can spend hours entertaining herself with her favorite toys. They are about 3-1/2 months old, up to date on vaccines, microchipped and a future spay and neuter will be provided by the shelter.


It's kitten season! We have a few adorable kittens ready for their new homes now, and a couple large litters who will be available later this summer. Some of these cuties are already spoken for, but complete your online application now and we’ll keep you up to date as more become available.