June is National Adopt a Shelter Cat Month. With that being said, maybe it’s time for you to consider adding a new cat to your household.
Adopting a new cat can come with a lot of changes for both you and your new cat. We’ve put together a checklist to help make the transition as smooth as possible.
• Do you currently have pets, and if so, how will they react to a new cat?
• Is your home suitable for the cat you are looking to adopt?
• How will your work and social life affect caring for a new cat?
• Do you have a plan for your new cat for vacations or work travel?
• How do all the members of your house feel about adopting?
• Is anyone in the home allergic to cats?
• Is there tension in the home? Cats pick up quickly on stress in the home which can affect their health.
• Are you looking to adopt a kitten, and if so, do you have the patience to work with them through their adolescence?
• Have you considered whether a younger or older cat is more suitable for you and your home?
• Have you thought about what personality traits you are looking for in your new cat? Playful, easygoing, etc.
• Are you able to pay the adoption fee that most shelters/rescues charge?
• Are you able to financially care for your new cat? This includes yearly vet visits and any other medical costs that may occur.
• Do you know what supplies you will need to be able to bring a new cat home (litter box, litter, food, water and food bowls, toys, collar with identification, etc.)?
If you think you are ready to add a new cat to your home, the next step is to visit your local shelter/rescue and start interacting with the adoptable cats. It may take one visit, or it may take several. Just be sure that you are choosing wisely and are happy with your decision. In honor of Adopt a Shelter Cat Month, we have decided to feature some of our fabulous felines. Remember, we are located at 812 S. McLane Road, open 7 days a week from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and are ready and happily waiting to assist you in finding your new cat.
All of our cats have been spayed/neutered, are current on their vaccines, have been tested for FeLv and FiV and will be microchipped prior to adoption.
Ravine is a cute little 8-week-old kitten. She is a dilute calico who loves to play with all sorts of toys. She gets along great with other cats. She can be a little shy with people, but warms up quickly.
Echo is a 1-1/2-year-old dark gray tabby. She loves people and will crawl into your lap to be petted. She isn’t too crazy about other cats and may do best as an only pet. She is a sweet girl who is well mannered and easygoing.
Heathcliff is a handsome 1-year-old shorthaired black and white cat. He can usually be found sleeping on one of the high shelves in the cat house. He gets along great with other cats and loves people of all ages.
Cheetos is a 2-year-old orange and white male. He is easygoing and affectionate. Cheetos makes friends with everyone he meets and loves TLC. He enjoys napping high up, or in the window soaking up the warm sun.
Precious is a 2-1/2-year-old calico beauty. She is super sweet and loves to give lovin’. She will quickly approach you when you come in the cat house and will rub up against you until you reach down to pet her.
Marnie is an 8-month-old vocal little girl. She will meow at you and tell you what she wants, which is usually to sit in your lap so you can pet her. She gets along OK with other cats and really adores people. She is still playful and likes toys.