Adopt a Shelter Cat Month

June is officially Adopt A Shelter Cat Month! Although we think that every month should be Adopt A Shelter Cat Month, this is a great time to talk about this wonderful cause. If you are thinking about getting a new kitty, please consider getting Fluffy from a shelter. In this article, a North Phoenix, AZ vet discusses adopting shelter cats.

The Plight Of Shelter Cats

Shelters are overflowing with sweet, lovable kitties that desperately need good forever homes. Some have been lost or abandoned. Others have ended up in shelters due to unfortunate circumstances, such as the death of a beloved owner. Sadly, many of these cute cats are running out of time to get adopted.

Choosing Your Kitty

Adopting a cat is a lifelong commitment, so before making a final decision, make sure you are picking the kitty that is right for you. While sometimes people fall for a cute furball at first sight, it can be tough to choose. Spend some time with your new feline friend before making things official.

Benefits of Adopting From A Shelter

There are many great benefits to getting pets from shelters. For one thing, you’ll be able to choose from a wide variety of adorable kitties. You’ll also be saving a life, and giving that one lucky cat a second chance at happiness. These are definitely things you can feel great about! Last but not least, you may also find that adopting from a shelter is much cheaper than going to a shelter.

Getting Fluffy Settled

When you bring your new kitty home, set her up in a quiet back room with food, treats, toys, bedding, and, of course, a litterbox. Changing homes is very stressful to cats, so Fluffy may need some time to adjust. Be sure to schedule a trip to the vet, for examinations, parasite control, and anything else your cat may need. Aside from that, just spend time with your new feline pal. Talk to her, play with her, and offer her food and toys. You’ll have that little engine going before you know it! Animals often know when they have been rescued, so don’t be surprised if you soon find that your new furry buddy absolutely adores you!

Please contact us here at your North Phoenix, AZ veterinary clinic, with any questions about your cat’s health or care. We are happy to help!

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