The Catcade uses donations to create a safe, healthy space for our cats and visitors, and provide all the necessary medical and daily care to our rescued cats on their way to finding their forever homes. As a smaller non-profit organization we rely on the generosity of feline loving individuals like you. Every dollar is used directly to benefit the health and welfare of the cats.

Items like food, litter, and cleaning supplies are also needed, those can be found on our Amazon Wishlist. We also have a wishlist for items that specifically help out our Foster Homes.

If you’d like to make a one-time tax-deductible donation please use this donate button:

Make a One-Time Donation


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Consider donating on a monthly basis to help the cats in our care regularly. These donations will help cover the medical costs like vaccines, spay/neuter surgeries, and medication for illnesses. As we continue to take in more cats this funding will go towards providing the cleanest and healthiest environment for Catcade kitties. 

Click on the button below to become a monthly donor:


Ways to Help:

$15 Entry Fee: The entry fee we charge goes directly towards the health and welfare of the cats. These small increments of $15 help us keep the lights on and continue to rescue cats. (Please note the entry fee is not tax-deductible.)


Direct Donation: Use the donate button above to send us a direct, tax-deductible donation.


Checks: You can mail check donations to 1235 W. Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60657.

Monthly donor: Our monthly donor program - Friends of Leo gives you the option to sign up for recurring donations to make a difference to catcade kitties all year long.


Amazon Wishlist: See exactly where your donation is going and select an item from our Amazon Wishlist. There is also a wishlist dedicated to items that are needed in our foster homes.


Amazon Smile: Use Amazon Smile when you shop on Amazon and Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase to The Catcade. Simply click this link and start shopping:


Matching Gifts: Did you know that many companies will match their employee’s donations? Check with your HR department today to see if they will match your gift to The Catcade!

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The Catcade, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

Tax ID: 81-5469117


Your Donations in Action:

Arnie lounging on the window sill of his new home.

Arnie lounging on the window sill of his new home.


Arnie is a 1 year old cat that we rescued from Chicago Animal Care and Control on March 28, 2018. He was originally diagnosed with a Grade I heart murmur but after spending a couple weeks with us we noticed a dramatic change in Arnie’s health and brought him back to our vet. After being examined he was shown to have a Grade III heart murmur and X-rays showed his heart was enlarged. We continued to monitor him while we waited for his appointment with the cardiologist. He then had an echocardiogram which showed extensive heart disease - cardiomyopathy. Arnie’s heart issues are hereditary and we have been given a timeline of about one year, possibly much less. In June, we were able to find Arnie a foster hospice home that is just around the corner from The Catcade so we can supervise his care. He loves sitting by the window and he will be able to live out the rest of his days there. We are taking on the responsibility of his medical needs financially as we want to be sure he continues to have the best treatment he can receive. 

Please consider donating to his ongoing treatment and care.

Scar at the vet for a checkup during his recovery.

Scar at the vet for a checkup during his recovery.



Scar is a FIV+ cat that was part of a feral colony on the south side of Chicago where his caretaker said he disappeared for a couple days and when he showed back up had a very bad wound on his face. She rushed him to the vet and they said it looked as though he was burned with boiling water or acid. He ended up at CACC where we found him and took him back to The Catcade to recover and heal his wounds. He was such a sweet cat and had a great recovery. Once he was healed we put him up for adoption and he was adopted on April 2, 2018.


The box kittens

These 5 kittens were dropped in a box and left at a county shelter in Kentucky. They found themselves on a euthanasia list where we promptly pulled them to be transported to the 'cade in Chicago.

These little cuties were flea infested and under weight when they came to us. We spent several days trying to rid them of fleas and get them back to a healthy state. They spent a few weeks in a foster home and gained weight and finally made their way to our lounge where they all found a forever home.