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  • What if my question isn't listed here?
    No worries. Simply click the link below and we'll be happy to answer your question.
  • How can I make a donation?
    Donations are always needed and appreciated. There are two ways to can help. Make a financial contribution to our shelter: Donate items via our Amazon Wishlist:
  • What should I know about Barb's Precious Rescue?
    Barb’s Precious Rescue and Adoption Center is a safe and humane haven for cats and kittens that have been abused, abandoned, or neglected. We opened our doors in 2014. We are a volunteer, 501(C)(3) NFP organization with all funds directly assisting our animals, and we are a no-kill facility.
  • What is the fee to adopt a cat or kitten?
    Cats/kittens 8 years and younger: $175 Adult cats 9 years and older: $125 Fees for additional cats/kittens adopted at the same time are reduced by $50/each. People who have previously adopted from Barb's Precious Rescue are eligible for a $50 discount. Fees includes neutering/spaying and initial immunizations.
  • How can I volunteer?
    Glad you asked! We have morning and evening shifts available seven days a week. Volunteers assist with feeding and socializing the rescue animals, and cleaning the facility and litter boxes. Orientation is ongoing. If you are interested in volunteering, please click below to complete an application.
  • I saw an animal that I am interested in on your PetFinder site or social media pages. How can I meet it?
    The best way to meet a cat or kitten is to visit our facility, Barb's Precious Rescue and Adoption Center, located at 313 N Quentin Road, Palatine, IL 60067 during our public visiting hours: Sundays 10:30am - 12:30pm Wednesdays 6:00pm - 8:00pm Our staff would be happy to introduce you to cats and kittens available for adoption.
  • The animal description states that the pet has "special needs." What does this mean?
    Each cat available for adoption that is indicated as "special needs" will have details on the pet's medical or behavioral information. BPRAC staff will address these details with interested adopters.




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