Adopt a Cat Month

June is Adopt a Shelter Cat Month

Did you know that there are approximately 6.5 million companion animals that enter into one of 3500 national animal shelters each year, and of those, 3.2 million are cats? June is the time of year when animal shelters see a rise in cats entering facilities (due to kitty birthing season); and this is when the need comes for cat adoption by animal lovers. Choosing to adopt a shelter cat means that you are choosing to save a life!

There are several reasons to adopt a cat: they are self-reliant; gentle around children; and get along well with other companion pets. They are the purrfect pet for active individuals and spontaneous couples on-the-go. Generally speaking, cats are also calmer than most dog breeds making them the ideal pet for older people seeking companionship. Cats can enrich lives and even provide comfort during difficult times (such as the COVID-19 pandemic).

Cats are playful animals just as much as dogs. They can run and play in the fenced in yard with other pets and learn new tricks from pet owners. They can breathe in new scents; get fresh air and exercise - increasingly important as domestic animals age. Playing with kitties outside in the convenience of your own house creates a wonderful bonding opportunity for both pet owner and pet and will help to shed pounds off feline friends. After all, 59 percent of cats in the United States are overweight or obese according to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention. 

Cat owners that choose to adopt will receive discounted rates on cat fence supplies from Contact to order a backyard cat enclosure today; and prepare to take home a kitty from a local animal shelter near you!