Adopt a Cat Month!
Now that June is here, let's talk about adopting a cat, shall we?
Cats make wonderful pets for people of all ages: They are low-key for older individuals and gentle around small children but playful and active to be around other companion pets. While they are self-reliant, they do enjoy bonding time with pet owners and play time outside just as much as dogs!
June is when animal shelters see a rise in cats due to kitty breeding season; and this is when cat adoption is most needed to help cats find a forever home. There are over 6.5 million companion animals that enter into one of 3500 national animal shelters each year, and of those, 3.2 million are cats. Are you ready to adopt a cat this month from a local animal shelter?
Oct 29: National Cat Day!
National Cat Day is held on October 29th annually to offer awareness of the need for cat adoption. The public must recognize the number of cats that need to be rescued from the humane society and match them with forever homes.
Cats In Shelters Statistics
Approximately 7.6 million companion animals enter U.S. animal shelters nationwide every year. Of those, approximately 3.4 million are cats. Unfortunately, 1.4 million cats that are not adopted will be humanely euthanized.
Why Adopt Cats?
Cats make wonderful pets for homeowners that work late hours and for adventure seekers that are constantly on-the-go. They are independent; loving; and caring animals that play well with other companion pets and small children. Families can play with cats in the fenced-in backyard and teach them tricks just like dogs.
This fall, consider adopting a cat from a local animal shelter. Cats live 15+ years and create everlasting memories for pet owners!
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Cat Adoption Month!
Brought to you by American Humane, Adopt a Cat Month is a call to action to consider cat adoption this June.
June is when adoption centers and cat rescues see an increase in cats brought in due to the rise in cat homelessness and mating with other felines that occurred in the springtime (kitten season). With 70 million cats living on the streets in the United States, now is the time to give cats a second chance at living and finding the purrfect companion pet for your family.
Cats make wonderful pets for several reasons. For one, they are independent and require little attention (although they love outdoor playtime with their owners and cuddles!). They do not require outdoor potty breaks like dogs and are capable of taking care of themselves while families are away for weekend getaways. They clean themselves and only need the basics: A fresh litter box; healthy cat foods; and toys.
70 percent of shelter intakes are comprised of cats; but 47 percent of prospective pet owners adopted cats between 2017-18 (APPA Survey). Help lower the number of cats that stay in animal shelters, and risk euthanization, by adopting a cat today.