SAFARI Stray and Feral Animal Rescue Initiative

THANK YOU to the very kind woman who found and cared for our lost semi-feral Squirt, in Riverside Illinois. We cannot thank you enough for looking out for him and caring for him. It seems as though it is always those that have many already in their house that are willing to open the door to one more in need. We cannot believe our prayers were answered and he is safe and off the streets. THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!!! If you are Squirt's rescuer and you happen to read this - would you please email me or call me so I can have your contact information??

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Who We Are

Stray and Feral Animal Rescue Initiative, also known as SAFARI, is a non-profit organization that assists the many stray and feral cats located around the DeKalb, Illinois area. SAFARI believes in TNR (trap, neuter & release) of feral cats, and maintains the feral cat colonies by providing food, shelter and ongoing veterinarian care. SAFARI helps the community by providing low cost spay/neutering of feral cats. SAFARI assists the many strays cats and kittens that are found living among the feral cat colonies and in the community. These cats are placed in foster homes to await a permenant, indoor only homes. All SAFARI cats are spayed/neutered, tested for FIV/feline leukemia, and vaccinated before being adopted. SAFARI strives to place the right cat in the right home.

Adopting a friend

SAFARI works stricly through volunteers and through foster homes. We ask that you call us at 815-756-9174 or e-mail us at for more detailed information about a cat or kitten. SAFARI requires an application for each cat adoption and an adoption fee of $100. There may be a fee reduction for the adoption of a senior or special needs cat or kitten or for multiple cat adoptions. SAFARI has received much needed help with placing cats from West Suburban Humane Society. They are a wonderful organization located at 1901 W. Ogden Avenue in Downers Grove, Illinois. They can be reached by phone at 630-960-9600. Please look at their website at the many amazing cats they have - all colors and ages and personalities. Munchkin, Mistletoe and Misha are former SAFARI cats that have found their forever home through WSHS. Gammy is currently there waiting for his new family. We will always be grateful to WSHS for their assistance and peace of mind in knowing that our rescues are in a safe and loving shelter.

Come Visit Us!

Because SAFARI does not have a shelter, we ask that you call to set up a time to meet with a SAFARI cat.
SAFARI Stray and Feral Animal Rescue Initiative
P.O. Box 280

DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: 815-756-9174

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