Did you know this past Wednesday was World Cat Day?

Neither did we -- which is why we're more than happy to continue the celebration of the holiday by featuring more than a few frisky felines available for adoption from a number of shelters located in the Chicago area.

Scroll down to check out photos of Chicagoland cats -- plus their canine pals and other pets -- that are currently up for adoption at a number of area shelters.

If this slideshow doesn't satisfy your cute animal fix, be sure to check out past features linked below the gallery either by scrolling down or clicking here. Many of the previously featured animals remain homeless.

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  • Derrick

    Derrick is a male 8-10-month-old domestic shorthair/Bombay mix. Visit Derrick at the Red Door Animal Shelter, 2410 W. Lunt Ave., Chicago. <a href="http://www.reddoorshelter.org/" target="_hplink">Click here</a> or call (773) 764-2242 for more information.

  • Adelle

    Adelle is a female 5-year-old Tortoiseshell/Calico mix. Visit Adelle at the Evanston Animal Shelter, 2310 Oakton Street. <a href="http://www.care-evanston.org" target="_hplink">Click here</a> or call (847) 705-2653 for more information.

  • Maya

    Maya is a female 6-year-old Shepherd mix. Visit Maya at the Naperville Area Humane Society at 1620 W. Diehl Road in Naperville. <a href="http://www.napervilleareahumanesociety.org/" target="_hplink">Click here</a> or call (630) 420-8989 for more information.

  • Rover

    Rover is a male 1.5 year old Jack Russell Mix. Visit Rover at the Evanston Animal Shelter, 2310 Oakton Street. <a href="http://www.care-evanston.org" target="_hplink">Click here</a> or call (847) 705-2653 for more information.

  • Swatch

    Swatch is a male 1-year-old Harlequin/Dwarf Mix. Visit Swatch at the Red Door Animal Shelter, 2410 W. Lunt Ave., Chicago. <a href="http://www.reddoorshelter.org/" target="_hplink">Click here</a> or call (773) 764-2242 for more information.

  • Maron

    Maron is a male 8-year-old domestic shorthair. Visit Maron at the Tree House Humane Society, 1212 W. Carmen Ave., Chicago. <a href="http://www.treehouseanimals.org/" target="_hplink">Click here</a> or call (773) 784-5488 for more information.

  • Wilbur

    Wilbur is a male 3-year-old domestic shorthair. Visit Wilbur at the Tree House Humane Society, 1212 W. Carmen Ave., Chicago. <a href="http://www.treehouseanimals.org/" target="_hplink">Click here</a> or call (773) 784-5488 for more information.

  • Pumpkin

    Pumpkin is a male 9-month-old Bloodhound. Visit Pumpkin at PAWS Chicago, 1997 N. Clybourn Avenue, Chicago. <a href="http://www.pawschicago.org" target="_hplink">Click here</a> or call 773-935-PAWS for more information.

  • Sarge

    Sarge is a male 1-year, 3-month-old Cattle Dog/American Pit Bull Terrier mix. Visit Sarge at the Naperville Area Humane Society at 1620 W. Diehl Road in Naperville. <a href="http://www.napervilleareahumanesociety.org/" target="_hplink">Click here</a> or call (630) 420-8989 for more information.

  • Wasabi

    Wasabi is a male 8-month-old domestic shorthair. Visit Wasabi at Felines and Canines at 1962. W. Peterson Avenue in Chicago. <a href="http://www.felinescanines.org/" target="_hplink">Click here</a> or call (773) 465-4132 for more information.

  • Phaedra

    Phaedra is a female 7-month-old domestic shorthair. Visit Phaedra at Felines and Canines at 1962. W. Peterson Avenue in Chicago. <a href="http://www.felinescanines.org/" target="_hplink">Click here</a> or call (773) 465-4132 for more information.

  • Dorsey

    Dorsey is a female 2-year-old brown tabby. Visit Dorsey at PAWS Chicago, 1997 N. Clybourn Avenue, Chicago. <a href="http://www.pawschicago.org" target="_hplink">Click here</a> or call 773-935-PAWS for more information.

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