Most DCHS and Wildlife Center services are by appointment only, including reuniting lost animals, surrendering a pet, wildlife rehabilitation, and more. Adoption visits are first-come, first-served. We recommend checking our current waitlist prior to your visit.


Male | Adult | Domestic Shorthair • Mix


***** Artichoke has been with us longer than we would like and has some special needs so he is a member of our Lonely Hearts Club and his adoption fee has been reduced to $25. *****

Name: Artichoke

Age: Adult (1-6)

Weight (approx.): 16lbs

Personality: I'm a special cat looking for a special home! My name is Artichoke, myself and my fellow kitties were brought in from a home that had many of us, but we are not used to much human contact. For this reason, we are each looking for a home that will provide us a stable, quiet environment. My future adopters should know that it will take an extended period of time to come out of my shell and feel comfortable. I can be a solo cat, go home with one of my friends, or be adopted into a home that has another cat social cat. If I sound like the right fit for your home, please come ask about me in the Adoption Center today!

Medical History: I am currently on Gabapentin to manage my stress, other than that I appear to be a healthy adult cat. It's always a good idea to schedule a follow up visit with my new vet shortly after adoption.

Adoption Fee: $25+ tax


Come find me at the

Main Shelter

5132 Voges Road
Madison, WI 53718