Adopt A Cat Month - Part 3 | Lola The Rescued Cat
Thursday, June 11, 2015

Adopt A Cat Month - Part 3

Today we bring you part 3 of our series celebrating Adopt A Cat Month.  Yesterday we gave you some things to really think about before you adopt a cat. It's an important decision, because too many  animals end up in a shelter every year.  Do you know why? Here are some reasons:

People realize they never should have gotten a pet in the first place.
Make sure getting a cat is for you! Take a good look at your life and make sure kitty fits into your lifestyle.

Sometimes people move to places that don't allow pets.  Pet-friendly housing can be hard to find.  You can do a web search for pet friendly housing, or reach out to a local shelter or rescue to see if they have contacts.

Financial problems. 
The cost of a pet can be high at times.  Sometimes people don't realize the financial obligation before they adopt, or they may come upon hard times. .

Changes in lifetsyle/no time. 
How sad is this? A new baby may come into the family and there is no room in the family for kitty. Or maybe someone has fallen ill. Or maybe the human got a new job and will not be home much.  Poor kitty.

Litterbox/behavior problems. 
Litterbox issues may be a symptom of an underlying medical problem.  Or it could be an easy fix like keeping it cleaner or getting an extra box.  Also, look at where the litter box is. Does kitty need more privacy?

Now that you're ready, where do you go to find one? Well, the first thing we have to say is ADOPT, DON'T SHOP! Just because it's "Adopt" a cat month doesn't mean everyone understands not to shop. I'm sorry, I get on my kitty soap box when it comes to this subject. It's easy to find a shelter/rescue cat that needs a home. Below are some sites you can use.

All of the above will search for pets in your local area.

If you have allergies or really have your heart set on on particular breed, there are breed specific rescues you can look into.  You can also do a web search for local shelters in your area so you can visit in person.   Whichever path you choose, remember, you will be giving a cat the best gift you could ever give her - a forever home with a forever family of her own, filled with love and happiness.

We hope you enjoyed our Adopt A Cat Month series.


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  1. This was an awesome series! People need to do some hard thinking to make sure they're ready to adopt and make a lifetime commitment.

  2. This is a great article! I truly wish people would give more upfront thought before adopting, especially on these points you listed. Great job!

  3. Oh Lola this is yet anudder gweat posty 'bout adoptin'. We can fur sure get on our soap box too. Weez sure hope lots of kitties find pawsum luvvin' furever homes. Y'all have a gweat day.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

  4. Lola, these are excellent things to consider when deciding if a kitty is right for you. I will share them on our Facebook page. I've been claimed by two kitties, and they are the best kitties in the world to me. :)

  5. Great series. I was a cat. Unfortunately people don’t think about things like you mentioned until it’s too late. That said, none of those are good reasons to give up a family member.

  6. hay ewe gals, another grate post two bee sure....N peepulz shuld knot adoptz
    puppiez just coz they saw one at de shelterz heer had sum trubull
    bak a few ago with pupz bee in brought in coz de peepulz HAD ta have a dawg
    like they saw at de mewviez; with out noe inn de furst thing bout de puppee :(


  7. I ended up in a shelter because the people who first had me weren't supposed to...the place where they lived didn't allow pets and the landlord made them get rid of me. But it all ended up good for me because I have the bestest home now! ~Ernie


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