So lately I have been talking about the joys of adopting an animal, especially during this time of year. Maybe some of you would like to adopt, but just don’t have the time to spend with a dog or to be able to become a foster parent. Maybe you could consider adopting a cat instead.
Cats are low-maintenance animals that can be left at home for most of the day. They are easy to care for and will give you love and affection just like any other companion animal. They clean themselves and don’t require daily exercise that a dog requires.
Studies have also shown that owning a cat can be beneficial mentally and physically and that pet owners live longer than those who don’t own pets. Having a cat around young children can lower the chance of your child developing allergies and asthma, and adults can decrease their chances of having a heart attack by 40 percent. Cats also help lower cholesterol and blood pressure as well as help reduce the mortality rate related to heart disease.
Becoming a cat owner can help with depression, also. Your cat is never going to judge you or be mad at you. You can expect your fluffy ball of love to be waiting for you when you get home, ready to have your time and attention while you relax and enjoy each other’s company.
Here, at the Humane Society of Central Arizona, we have the perfect cat for everyone. We have many outgoing, playful kittens as well as laid-back, affectionate adults. If you aren’t sure what cat you’d like to adopt, come sit in the cat houses with them and see who you connect with.
Remember, November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month, and in honor of that, all senior pets can be adopted for just $25.
Come join HSCAZ and PETCO team up for the holidays at 16835 E. Shea Blvd in Fountain Hills for the Adoptable Pets Meet and Greet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20. We will have some of our adorable adoptables there for adoption. You can even get your pet photo taken with Santa from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at PETCO. Please see our website, www.humanesocietycentralaz.org or PETCO’s website for more details on these events.
Whitely is a 5-year-old beautiful white female with gorgeous sky blue eyes. Whitely and Jo Jo were turned over to us by their owner because she had to move and couldn’t take them with her. She is spayed, up to date on all shots and has passed her health tests. Whitely is an easygoing girl and would love to be the only animal in the home, but does get along well with other animals.
A.K is a 3-year-old tabby who was surrendered by her owner. She was run through the feral cat program when she was a baby, but is far from feral. She is actually very sweet. She is an easygoing gal who gets along with other cats. She loves to have her ears scratched and will make some lucky person very happy. She is current on shots, micro chipped and spayed.
Astrid is a 3-year-old, long-haired black sweetie pie. She and her 4 kittens were abandoned by their owner and luckily someone found them and brought them to us. Astrid has passed her health tests and is now spayed and current on shots. She is a very sweet girl who gets along with other cats. She is mellow and likes to relax in the window sill during nap time.
Gilbert is a 6-month-old long-haired tabby colored neutered male. He was brought in as a stray when he was just 8 weeks old. He is a little shy, but warms up quickly with patience and belly rubs. He is friendly with other cats and is up to date on shots.
Lucy is a 3-year-old beauty. She and her Siamese companion were surrendered to the shelter about 3 months ago. She is a quiet girl who enjoys her own space. She would do best as the only cat, but does get along with other cats well. She is a cuddle bug and will keep your feet warm while you relax on the couch watching TV. She has been spayed and is current on her vaccines.
Trust is a handsome 4-month-old orange tabby. He was brought to the shelter with 3 other siblings and their mother. He has passed his health tests, is neutered and up to date on his shots. Trust is a playful kitten who likes to chase his cat friends and play with all sorts of toys. He would do great in an active household where he can play all day and sleep all night, right next to you, of course.