June is Adopt A Cat Month! If you’re reading this, you are most likely a cat lover, as we are. This time of year is a busy time for those of us who work with our feline friends, as it’s kitten season. While we always love seeing shelter cats go to loving homes, shelter kitties are often particularly desperate at this time of year. With the influx of kittens, shelters get very full. Many shelter cats may not have much time to get adopted. Read on as a Los Gatos, CA vet discusses adopting shelter cats.
There are some wonderful benefits to adopting your cat from a shelter. First and foremost, you’ll be able to choose your new pet from a lineup of adorable kitties. You’ll also be able to spend a bit of time with your new furry friend before making a final decision. This is very important! Adopting a cat is a major decision, so you want to be sure you are picking the furball that’s right for you and your household. Saving money is another plus: shelters are typically much cheaper than breeders and pet stores. Last but not least, your feline pal will likely already be fixed, which makes things easier on you.
We are always thrilled to see cats getting adopted. However, taking in a new pet is a big responsibility, and a long-term commitment. Don’t adopt a new cat unless you are ready, willing, and able to care for your feline buddy for the rest of her life. Kitties are very emotional, and get quite attached to their humans. It is very hard—and even traumatic—for them to be rehomed. Think carefully before proceeding with an adoption!
Even if this isn’t the right time for you to bring a new pet into your home, you can still help shelter cats. Donating money or supplies is a great way to support animal shelters, and help them care for their furry wards. You can also look into volunteering or even fostering. Sometimes just spreading the word about an adoptable kitty will help. When it comes to helping our animal friends, even the smallest act counts!
Please contact us with questions about adopting or caring for a cat. As your Los Gatos, CA pet hospital, we’re here to help!