June is officially Adopt A Shelter Cat Month! This is one cause that we are happy to support. Shelters are full of sweet, cute felines that desperately need loving homes. If you are considering adopting a cat, please consider getting Fluffy from a shelter. Read on as a Scottsdale, AZ vet lists some great reasons to adopt a shelter kitty.
Promote Animal Welfare
When you adopt from a shelter, you’re not only giving that one lucky cat a second chance, you’re also helping other animals. When Fluffy goes home with you, she’ll open up a spot for another homeless kitty. Plus, the money you spend on adoption fees will go towards helping the shelter care for their other adorable charges. Last but not least, you’re setting a great example for others.
Keep an open mind when you go to look for your pet. Many times, people think they want a cat of certain breed or age, only to end up falling in love with something different. Before making things final, you’ll be able to spend a bit of time with your new buddy. This will help ensure you’ve chosen the right pet.
Save Some Money
Going to a shelter can be much cheaper than getting a pet from a breeder or pet store. You may also save money on the cost of your new kitty’s veterinary care: chances are, Fluffy will already be spayed or neutered, and current on her vaccinations and parasite control.
Bringing Kitty Home
You’ll need to pick up a few things for your furry new friend before the big day. Fluffy will need food, toys ,treats, dishes, and, of course, a purrsonal powder room. Keep your pet’s age in mind when choosing a litterbox and litter. If you get a kitten, avoid clay and clumping litters, as they aren’t safe for baby cats. If your feline pal is older, she may prefer a litterbox with low sides. Kitties love napping, so offer your drowsy furball lots of cozy to snooze in. You may want to put these things in a quiet room at first, especially if you have other pets. If Fluffy will have four-legged roommates, make introductions slowly and carefully. First impressions are a big deal to cats!
Do you have questions or concerns about your cat’s health or care? Contact us, your local Scottsdale, AZ animal clinic, today!