Adopting a Shelter Cat

June is Adopt A Shelter Cat Month! While there’s never a bad time to adopt a shelter cat, there are often more kitties than usual up for adoption at this time of year. A local Cincinnati, OH vet discusses adopting shelter cats below.

Benefits of Adopting From A Shelter

There are many reasons to get your new feline pal from a shelter. For one thing, you’ll be saving an animal’s life. This is a wonderful thing to do. Everyone needs a second chance! You’re also helping other homeless kitties. The spot your new furry friend leaves open will soon  house another cute cat, and give them a chance to get adopted. Plus, the fees you pay for adopting Fluffy will help the shelter care for other homeless pets.

Finding Fluffy

Picking out a cat can be both fun and a bit daunting. There are just so many sweet furballs to choose from! Remember to keep an open mind. That funny-looking kitty with the squeaky meow may very well be the most lovable, cuddly pet you’ve ever had. Spend some time with your new furry friend before deciding.

Getting Ready

Before you bring your cat home, you’ll need to do some shopping. Fluffy will need food, bedding, toys, treats, a carrier, a litterbox and litter, grooming supplies, and a good scratching post. Your pet will definitely appreciate some kitty furniture, like a cat tower. A scratching post or board is also recommended.

Settling In

Changes are a big deal for cats! Fluffy may need a few days or even weeks to settle in. Don’t force attention on her. Win her trust by offering toys, treats, and catnip. With lots of love and great TLC, your kitty will soon come to realize that she’s landed in a great home!

Other Ways To Help

If adoption isn’t right for you at this time, there are still other things you can do to help. If you can, consider donating money or supplies to a local animal rescue. If you are ready for a bigger commitment, you can volunteer or even foster. Or, if you want to help on a smaller scale, consider spreading the word about pets in need of adoption. Even social media posts can help!

Please reach out to us, your Cincinnati, OH vet clinic, for all of your cat’s veterinary care needs. We are here to help!

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