St Sophia's Forgotten Felines Wheaton, Illinois

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Reviews: St Sophia's Forgotten Felines (Wheaton)

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Allie Zbinden

a year ago

I do not recommend this place! I adopted 3 cats from them and 2 died. They all came to me with fleas, ear mites, roundworm, one had ringworm, and 2 died within the first year of life due to previous illness that could never be managed (cardiomyopathy and FIP). They have the right idea but they need to do better caring and cleaning their animals. And ensuring they are not sick before they let them get adopted!

Carrie Balsley

a year ago

We have adopted 3 cats from them in the past 3 years. These people do such an amazing job. They are truly all selfless people. I am hoping to add one more kitty to our clan. Sent in an application,. God Bless you guys!!!

Ray Gabel

a year ago

Never was able to adopt the chosen cat, was spoken to already, a d never heard back from shelter

Amy proz-ozinga

a year ago

I thought I was adopting a six year old cat he’s actually 11 in the first 3 weeks I spent $700 trying to make him better all together I spent over $1000 the vet got in contact with st sopias only for them to get sharp and yell at the vet that was trying to get him back to health I love my cat but don’t trust them they endangered my other pets by allowing a sick cat to be cleared for adoption.

Jasmine Moore

a year ago

I’ll admit I was a bit upset when I found out they don’t hold cats. Not even for a couple of days. The kitten I originally wanted was gone in a day. But I found this pretty girl and realized adopting an adult cat is much better anyway. They need homes the most and what you see is what you get. And I fell in love when I met her. They are pretty good at texting back in a timely manner and the adoption process was easy. Sage and I are very happy.

kelly szanyi

a year ago

I volunteered in cat rescue for quite a bit. In the Chicago volunteering community, St. Sophia's and Catnap from the Heart are the gold standard. These cats are saved from very dire situations. I feel bad that a few people have adopted sick cats, but I feel they are the vocal minority. As stated, this shelter is 100% volunteer run. Perhaps people should try giving their own time and see how it feels to be on the receiving end? That being said, we recently found a cat in our backyard. St. Sophia's moved heaven and earth to get this guy situated. They had me take him to the vet the VERY day we caught him. He was quickly neutered, chipped and given shots. I would not hesitate for one single minute in adopting from St. Sophia's. My husband and I have a soft spot for special needs/blind animals. Luckily, St. Sophia's has plenty in their adoptable roster. A true rarity in a lot of rescues. Thank you for all you do, St. Sophia's.

Rockmomma Rocks the World

a year ago

Saint Sophia's takes care of sick, injured, and senior cats, as well as the cute healthy ones, and then they find the perfect homes for each Kitty that comes through their organization

misha mahadevia

a year ago

Our Cheetara was well taken care of by her foster and had a great experience.

Mike Rowlett

a year ago

Amazing organization! Nadia and her family helped me get Ralph????‍⬛. They guided me through every step of the way, and even steered me towards the cat they thought would be a perfect fit for me and my situation. They were 100% right. Thank you guys!


a year ago

My brother adopted Hawkeye and he is the most amazing kitty ever! We love him so much and we are so thankful for the wonderful people who rescued him and gave us the opportunity to love him. I will hopefully be adopting a cat in a few years and I will definitely look here first. ???? Thank you!

jacob miller

2 years ago

My 9 month pregnant fiancé and I returned Big Boy to a foster today after a month of having him. The Lady from St. Sophia’s told us the family he was with last got rid of him because they had kids that provoked the cat who then attacked them and he plays rough sometimes. We asked if he was a good fit for us expecting our first baby and we’re told it would be perfectly okay and better yet because our daughter would grow up with the cat and we just have to set boundaries with our daughter and Big Boy. The first week he bit me a couple times, I put my foot down telling him no and pointing and he became frightful to that response and respected and trusted me completely the following three weeks. He tested my fiancé several times and she wasn’t as stern but he subsided and would go sleep. Yesterday he attacked my fiancé’s mother twice (I did nothing to discipline), then the evening he jumped on my fiancé to attack then jumped off ( I did nothing to discipline) then he attacked my arm severely and bit me breaking skin with his back claws and teeth! Upon returning him the foster who had cared for him previously, admitted that we were lied to and completely misled. The family who had him last reported unprovoked attacks and aggression towards their children, the foster also acknowledged that bringing a newborn in a home with Big Boy was a BAD idea. We played with him with long toys, respected his space gave treats, always had a bowl of dry food and wet food 1-2 times a day. We did everything right to care for and love Big Boy. It’s so unethical to lie and mislead people who want to rescue a animal and completely unfair to Big Boy! If St. Sophias was honest and forthcoming we could have waited or met some other kitties in need of a home but they were not. We are so grateful it happened before our baby girl was born.

Jason Mangini

2 years ago

Wish I could help em all????

Vickie Minelli

2 years ago

Great experience when i adopted both of my cats.

lj de guzman

2 years ago

My 2 rescue babies are from St. Sophia's Forgotten Felines and they're fixed and updated all shots. My babies are healthy and must be taken good care of thi s shelter.

Samuel Walters

2 years ago

Love thus place! We have gotten 2 of our 3 cats from here. Very nice, clean and friendly staff

Gavins Only brother

2 years ago

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Nicole Anderson-Scholpp

2 years ago

Loved how they conduct themselves and how they handle the kittens and cats. Love my baby girl levi that my husband and i adopted from them

Korey S

2 years ago

They make it way too hard to get a cat . I filled out my app and i was denied because i said i would feed it meow mix which is sold in the same place the cat is. And because i dont know how much a vet visit will be. Smh I just wanted a pet for my kids they love animals

David Krygier

2 years ago

I was not treated with respect when I tried to inquire about adoption!

Bill Edmonds

2 years ago

Still searching for a bonded pair

Scott R

2 years ago

This shelter is super responsive, I'm talking like they respond to text messages at like 11pm at night level of responsive. I am fostering to adopt and they've been pleasant to interact with.


2 years ago

This does not measure finding the love-of-your life kitty here, but be warned that if your adopted cat enters your home unknowingly with a contagious or long term health condition. The staff ops members Lauren, Gina and a few volunteer members do not hold themselves accountable when it comes to being unprofessional with humans(like with their clients and Petco Employees). Either of the names are mentioned several times in unfavored reviews on Yelp and Facebook it is dissappointing. I encourage others to see this for themselves. It is hurting their business to defend the behavior. This can get better if you simply hold staff accountable for unprofessionalism/poor service. Please find a new social media manager or retrain the current one that responds. The google reviews here are just a piece of how there is share poor experiences with staff or bringing home an unhealthy cat publicly in their responses "I dont see you messaged us", defend the staff member and twist the unprofessional behavior observed, silence the reviewer, or/and provide false empathy "I am sorry you believe you had this experience...". Only then I would detail my scary poor experience that accompanies a two star.

Melissa E

2 years ago

We adopted a sweet Tuxedo Cat from St. Sophia's about a year ago. Everything about the adoption process was wonderful and compassionate. The little guy has been in perfect health, he has a delightful personality, and he is an absolute joy. I recommend St. Sophia's 100%.


2 years ago

It happened we found little kitten around midnight in the alley without chaperone (momma or siblings). Kitten was probably week old. Could only move head and front paws, crying as it was getting chilly outside. When momma wasn't showing up, we took it home to warm up, but didn't have anything propriate to feed the young lady. Emergency vet couldn't sell us any kitten formula, and we were running out of options and places as almost everyone turned us away... St. Sophias didn't. They tried to help and arrange something. (Well, the only other shelter that responded, was a place that had someone handy to take care of such a baby in the middle of night). However, I am highly appreciative that St. Sophias is truly there for abandoned animals and truly tried. In the middle of the night.

Laura Dietrich

2 years ago

Cannot say enough positive things about this organization. I have two beautiful babies that they fostered. We need more rescue organizations and volunteers like this group. My babies and I thank everyone at st Sophias

Kevin Receveur

2 years ago

This place is the cats pajamas.

Kate Gassner

2 years ago

We got three new fur babies. What's not to love

Jenny Engstrom

2 years ago

This is the absolute best place to adopt a kitten/cat. We have two beautiful girls from there. Melissa is the BEST!

Allie Plummer

2 years ago

This is an excellent rescue. I cannot say enough to thank the Women of this group who have helped me with a stray that I found that needed major medical care and help. I ended up adopting my own kitty from this rescue, and they are so compassionate and really do the hardest work to help the neediest cats. Thank you for all you do!

Gina Julian

2 years ago

Adorable house where the cats are loved.

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St Sophia's Forgotten Felines, Illinois, Wheaton

525 W Roosevelt Rd

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