Agatha's Adoption Fee - Precious Pays it Forward

Help Agatha get adopted by subsidizing her adoption fee.

Agatha has been with C.A.R.E. for over a year and deserves a home of her own.

Please help her find one by subsidizing her adoption fee.


In 1992, a man named Andrew walked into C.A.R.E., met a cat he named Zucchini and were best friends for over 19 years. After Zucchini passed, Andrew started the Zucchini Fund in order to subsidize adoption fees for C.A.R.E. cats who were harder to place because of age or health. 

Fast-forward to 2012, when Catherine Feuerstein met C.A.R.E. cat Mimi. Mimi was an older cat, and fractious in the shelter environment. Catherine decided to take a leap of faith and adopt her. Even though they were only together four years, it is time Catherine wouldn’t trade for anything. Mimi served as proof adopters should consider taking in older kitties, as they are wonderful beings, deserving of love.

After Mimi crossed the Rainbow Bridge, Catherine trial-adopted Precious, a six- year-old girl who had lived as a single cat for most of her life. Unfortunately, Precious and resident cat Abby were not meant to be roommates, so Precious came back to C.A.R.E. Remembering back to the Zucchini Fund, Catherine decided to pay it forward and subsidize Precious’ adoption fee, calling it the Mimi Fund. What a great way to honor Mimi, Zucchini and Precious.

Precious has now been adopted into a single-cat household, is loved and doing well. And—Precious’ adopter continued Zucchini’s legacy and has ‘paid it forward’ by contributing toward the adoption fee of two more C.A.R.E. kitties, Ramona and Mendel. Ramona and Mendel have been adopted, so now it's Agatha's turn! 

Agatha Adopted At Last!

October 16, 2017

Glory hallelujah! C.A.R.E. longtime cat Agatha, a brown tabby with distinct likes (and dislikes), has gone home to her forever family! THANK YOU to everyone who donated to Agatha's 'Precious Pays it Forward' fund on GiveGab. Your support truly made a difference.

C.A.R.E. Adoption Counselor Diane shares the details of Agatha's story. "Agatha's adopter, Natalie, was looking for an older cat, who would be OK with alone time, and enjoy company," Diane says. "Natalie and her boyfriend have had 'cranky' cats in the past... and while Agatha is not especially cranky, but she is definitely bossy and opinionated." Talk about a match made in heaven.

Agatha came to C.A.R.E.'s Peterson facility as a return adoption in May 2016.  Over the past year and a half with us, Agatha has won many fans among our volunteers. Agatha has also gained some measure of fame as a World Traveler Cat on C.A.R.E.'s Instagram feed. Check out Agatha's fun photos from Paris, Africa, Venice and more at our Instagram page.

Let's all keep our fingers crossed that Natalie and Agatha will live Happily Ever After. And that Natalie will continue to share Instagram updates of World Traveler Agatha's amazing adventures.

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Community Animal Rescue Effort - C.A.R.E.

Community Animal Rescue Effort (C.A.R.E.™) is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization with a mission to serve the communities of Chicago's North Shore by fostering and supporting healthy, positive relationships between people and companion animals. C.A.R.E. rehomes companion pets into safe, healthy, lifelong homes; serves as an educational and counseling resource; and works to reduce pet overpopulation.