Cats In U.S. Shelters
Fact: There are approximately 6.5 million companion animals that enter U.S. animal shelters each year. Out of those, 3.2 million are cats. The reason for the number of cats may have to do with cat breeding season running throughout the year and the influx of feral cats that are seen throughout communities. How can we, as pet owners and cat enthusiasts, reduce the number of cats in U.S. shelters? While pet lovers may be quick to start a TNR Program to reduce the homeless cat population, cats still deserve a second chance at love.
Cat adoption is the answer.
Cats make wonderful pets for active individuals and spontaneous couples. Cats are independent and require basic needs such as food, water and shelter. They can be well-trained and willing to undergo physical fitness regiments. Lastly, and most importantly, they are kid-friendly pets and gentle with other domestic animals.
Each year, approximately 1.5 million shelter animals are euthanized (670,000 dogs and 860,000 cats). This Happy Cat Month, consider cat adoption to lower the number of cats in animal shelters.
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