Orphans of the Storm Animal Shelter – Honors “Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat month” in June

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Orphans of the Storm (OOTS), one of the best respected and largest animal shelters in the Chicago area, will waive adoption fees for cats two years and older every weekend in the month of June 2018. In partnership with Ruth Helen Wolf Animal Hospital and Animal Medical Center in Skokie, they will also be offering a free medical exam and micro-chip with each cat adoption. Orphans of the Storm is located at 2200 Riverwoods Road, and also has satellite locations in Northbrook, Gurnee and Highland Park.

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In honor of June Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat month, the goal of the weekend promotion is to find as many homes for loving, adoptable cats by waiving the typical $90 adoption fees. (Additional vaccine charges still apply).


“As a longstanding Riverwoods institution, we have made it our goal to find good homes for all adoptable pets that are brought to our doors for 90 years,” said Gail Donahue, Shelter Administrator. “This is a wonderful opportunity for anyone to come to explore our beautiful facility and find the next loving and lovable addition to their family.”


The Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat offer will begin Saturday, June 2 and continue Saturdays and Sundays in June through June 30. All cats over the age of two are available for free adoption (typical veterinary charges still apply, although a free health examination and microchipping is included). Those looking to adopt should bring valid identification with their current address. It is recommended that adopters also bring as many members of their family as possible (including other cats or dogs) to ensure that the pet they are hoping to adopt is a good fit.

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About Orphans of the Storm

Orphans of the Storm®, a longstanding animal shelter in Chicago’s northern suburbs, takes responsibility and helps to find a home for every cat and dog that reaches its doors. Originally a country refuge, conveniently located west of the Tri-State Toll Way just north of Deerfield Road, Orphans of the Storm has provided exceptional shelter, nutrition and medical care for orphaned, abandoned, abused or neglected cats and dogs since 1928.  Over the course of the shelter’s almost 90-year history, more than 120,000 pets have found new homes as loving and beloved additions to families.

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At any given time, visitors to Orphans of the Storm’s beautiful woodland facility in Riverwoods can choose from up to 400 healthy, affectionate and faithful animals who would be their companion for life.  At Orphans of the Storm, animals enjoy 10 acres of land for daily exercise under the caring attention of our staff and a dedicated army of volunteers.  The shelter’s mission is that no dog or cat is ever without a loving home. We always strive to make the lives of our animals and our community better, one happy ending at a time. Come to Orphans of the Storm, where you will not just adopt a pet, but a “friend for life.”


Orphans of the Storm is located at 2200 Riverwoods Road in Riverwoods. Satellite locations are located in Highland Park, Northbrook Court Mall and Pet Supplies Plus in Gurnee. Animals may be adopted at any time; no appointment is necessary. Orphans of the Storm is a not-for-profit, non-government subsidized, section 501(c)(3) organization.  For more information, visit the orphansofthestorm website  or call 847-945-0235.


Photos: Courtesy of Orphans of the Storm


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