08/10/2012 03:22 pm ET

Chicago Area Cats, Dogs & Other Pets Up For Adoption (8/10)

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.

Chicago's Adoptable Pets - Week 38