01 Jun June is Adopt a Shelter Cat Month!

Post By: Dr. Honorata Lenk

Adopting a pet is generally a wonderful, enriching process. A kitten or a cat can fill a home with laughter and endless hours of fun. Cats often amuse themselves and their owners by inventing chasing games, pretend-hunting their toys and playing with shoelaces, balls and other objects.

Cats are relatively easy animals to care for. They—of course—need food, water, a litter box and a scratching post. Some cats need regular grooming, while others are good at doing it on their own.

Cats should be indoor-only animals. Being indoors keeps them safe and free of fleas, ticks and other parasites. It also keeps the birds and other small wildlife in your neighborhood from becoming prey.

Some people are allergic to cats, so make sure to visit a shelter before adopting to see how all members of your family react to being around a cat.

When you decide on adopting a cat, think about whether you would prefer a cat or a kitten and whether you want your cat to have short or long fur.

Here are some websites to help you with the decision-making process:

http://forallanimals.org/resources/guide-to-adopting-cats/?gclid=CJzdpOKcndQCFdeNfgodpEEINA

https://www.aspca.org/news/adopt-shelter-cat-month-tips-adopters

Contact us if you have any more questions about adopting a cat!