Adopt a Shelter Cat Month

Did you know that June is Adopt A Shelter Cat Month? Of course, we always like to see kitties going to great homes. However, at this time of year, shelters tend to get very busy with kittens. If you are considering getting a cat, please consider adopting from a shelter. Below, an Isle of Palms, SC vet discusses adopting a shelter cat.

Benefits of Adopting From A Shelter

There are many reasons to consider adopting from a shelter. Millions of lost, abandoned, and homeless cats end up in shelters every year. Sadly, many don’t have much time to find loving forever homes. When you adopt from a shelter, you aren’t just giving that one lucky kitty a second chance: you’re also helping other pets, by supporting the shelter and promoting good animal welfare.

Finding Fluffy

Some people only need to take one look at a cat to know they’ve found their new buddy. Others have a harder time choosing from all those cute furry faces. Spend some time with Fluffy before making a final decision. Kittens are adorable, but don’t overlook that sweet senior cat, or the cat with vision problems. Sometimes the best pets are the ‘impurrfect’ ones!

New Kitty Checklist

Before you bring your new cat home, you’ll need to do some shopping. Your feline pal will need food, toys, treats, bedding, a carrier, and, of course, a litterbox and litter. Fluffy will also appreciate some pet furniture, such as a cat tower. Put these things in a quiet back room at first. This will give your kitty a quiet spot to settle in. A veterinary appointment is also in order. If you have other pets, make introductions slowly and carefully, and only after your vet has given the green light.

Purr Activation

Kitties all have their own purrsonalities. Some cats will immediately make themselves at home, and waste no time in jumping onto your lap or generally taking control of your household. Others are more timid, and will need time to settle in. Give your furry buddy time to adjust to her new home, and don’t force attention on her. Toys, treats, playtime, and lots of TLC will help Fluffy feel safe and loved, and get her motor going.

Please contact us, your Isle of Palms, SC pet hospital, with any questions about cat care. We’re dedicated to providing excellent veterinary care!