Your New Cat

Your New Cat


Please call our Behavior Helpline at 630-323-5630 if you need any additional information or advice.
Thank you for adopting a companion animal from Hinsdale Humane Society!

These articles are designed to address many of the questions you may have about how to care for your new cat.

Click here for a printable version of the "Your New Cat" booklet.

Getting Prepared

Preparing your Home & Supplies
The Ride Home

Settling In

The First Two Weeks
Introduction to Resident Pets
Children and Cats

Cat Behavior

Keeping Your Cat Indoors
Understanding Body Language
Scratching / Declawing
Playing, Biting, Sleeping and Relaxing
Litter Box Training

Your Cat's Health

Feline Upper Respiratory Infections
Other Health Concerns and Medical Treatment

Feline Leukemia Virus
Feline Immunodeficiency Virus
Feline Infectious Peritonitis

Preventative Health Care


When the Match Isn't Right

The Hinsdale Humane Society is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to the care and adoption of homeless animals. We advocate education and public service to encourage the compassionate treatment of animals and to prevent their suffering and neglect. We are a voice for companion animals who are dependent on people for their care and believe they are entitled to our respect and protection.