Adopt a Shelter Cat Month

Adopt a Shelter Cat Month

June is Adopt A Shelter Cat Month. This is one cause we are happy to help shed light on. We love seeing cats getting second chances at happiness! Read on as a local Teller County, CO vet discusses adopting shelter kitties.

Benefits of Adopting From A Shelter

There are many reasons to consider adopting your feline friend from a shelter. For one thing, you’ll find yourself with several cute furry faces to choose from, and will be able to pick the pet that is right for you. (Note: sometimes cats pick their people, rather than it being the other way around.) You’ll also save money, as adopting from shelters is typically quite a bit cheaper than going to a breeder or pet store. Plus, you’ll be indirectly helping other homeless kitties, by supporting the shelter financially and by freeing up space. However, most importantly, you’ll be giving that one lucky furball a fresh start, and a new lease on life.

Shopping List

You’ll need to make a run to the pet store before the big day. Fluffy will need food, toys, treats, bedding, a carrier, dishes, and, of course, a litterbox and litter. If you adopt a kitten, avoid clay and clumping litters at first. Your feline buddy will also appreciate some kitty furniture, such as a cat tower. Set all of these things in a quiet area, such as a back bedroom. This will give your new pal a comfy, private place to relax and settle in.

Helping Fluffy Settle In

Cats all have their own purrsonalities. Some bold, friendly furballs will waste no time in hopping into your lap for snuggles. Others will need time to settle in. Don’t force attention on your kitty: just give her time to adjust if she needs it. Spend time petting and playing with Fluffy, and letting her get used to you. Offering toys and treats will help win her trust. We do recommend making a veterinary appointment within that first week or so. If you have other pets, keep your furry pals separated until your vet gives the all-clear. Then, make introductions slowly, over the course of several days. You’ll have that little engine going in no time!

Please contact us, your Teller County, CO pet clinic, for all your cat’s veterinary care needs. We are dedicated to keeping our feline pals happy, healthy, and purring!

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