Adopt a Shelter Cat Month
Adopt a Shelter Cat Month
Kitten season is upon us which means shelters are overflowing with kittens and adult cats looking for their forever homes.
Thinking of adopting a cat? Here are some things to keep in mind:
Consider adopting 2 – Cats need mental stimulation, exercise and social interaction – having a companion can give them what they need even when you are at work or asleep!
Find a cat that meshes with your personality – People that are laid back may find that an adult or senior cat meshes better with their personality because they typically are more laid back while someone with lots of energy may mesh better with an energetic kitten.
Schedule an appointment with us – Give us a call and set up an exam for your new companion(s). Ideally, you should have your pet seen within the first 1-2 weeks after the adoption. We offer discounted 1st exams for SPCA adopted pets!
Budget for your new feline friend(s) – Make sure you budget for you pets needs such as food, litter, litter box(es), treats, toys, flea and tick preventatives and vet visits. Consider signing up for any of the great pet insurances available or think about putting some money aside each month for your pet’s care.
Make sure everyone in the home (including other pets) are prepared for their new housemate– Involve everyone in the household in the adoption process so they can begin to get acquainted. This process should also include any other pets in the house. Speak with staff at the adoption facility about how to best introduce your pet with the newest addition.
Cat-proof your home – Cats are curious creatures therefore it is important you make sure your home is cat-proofed. A few good cat-proofing measures are: ensuring plants in the home are not poisonous to pets, keeping cords out of reach and making sure medications are out of reach. For more cat-proofing tips, please visit Humane Society Cat-Proofing Tips.
Unable to adopt a shelter cat at this time? Consider getting involved in other ways:
Start a fundraiser – Consider hosting a fundraiser for your favorite shelter or animal cause.
Donate food or supplies – Contact a local shelter (or your favorite shelter) and see if they could use donated items such as food, litter, treats or other supplies.
Share photos of adoptable cats (or dogs!) on your social media pages – June is also Social PetWorking Month – a month where people are encouraged to share pictures of adoptable pets on their social media channels in an effort to increase their chances of finding their fur-ever homes!
Stay tuned to our Facebook page where we will be sharing photos of adoptable cats throughout the month! CRAH Facebook Page.