Adopt a Shelter Cat Month

June is Adopt A Shelter Cat Month! While there’s certainly no wrong time to adopt a kitty, shelter cats do need extra attention at this time of year. That’s because it’s kitten season, and shelters are often overwhelmed with baby furballs. That may sound like an adorable problem to have, but it actually results in overcrowding. Many shelters simply can’t keep up with the amount of cats coming through their doors. Read on as a Marietta, GA vet discusses adopting a shelter cat.

Benefits of Adopting A Shelter Cat

Adopting a shelter cat is definitely something you can feel great about! For one thing, you’ll be giving that one lucky furball a second chance at happiness, and a new lease on life. You’re also freeing up some desperately-needed space at the shelter. Plus, the money you spend on Fluffy’s adoption fees will help the shelter care for other homeless kitties.

Finding Fluffy

Adopting a cat is a huge decision, and one that, in our book, qualifies as a major life event. You’ll be able to pick your pet from a variety of adorable furballs. Spend some time with your new feline friend before deciding. Also, don’t overlook senior cats, and specially-abled kitties. They have just as much love to offer as any other kitty, but are often overlooked.

The First 30 Days

Going to a new home is a big deal for kitties. At first, put Fluffy’s food, water, bedding, toys, and litterbox in a quiet area, and let her settle in. A trip to the vet should definitely be on the agenda, but otherwise, just give your kitty time to adjust. ‘Visit’ your cat often, and spend time with her, but don’t force attention on her. To get Fluffy’s motor going, talk to her, play with her, and offer her toys and treats. When she’s ready, she’ll approach you for cuddles. If you have other pets, take your time with introductions. Ask your vet for specific advice.

How To Help

If this isn’t a good time for you to adopt a kitty, consider helping shelter cats in other ways. Donations of money or supplies are always helpful. If you want to go a little further, consider volunteering or even fostering. Every little bit helps!

Please contact us, your Marietta, GA vet clinic, for all of your cat’s veterinary care needs. We’re here to help!

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