I know many of you who read my blog already have a cat. Maybe you have had a cat in the past or a pet that you have lost. I wanted to talk to you today about adopting a cat. My humans adopted me when I was a young kitten. I am so happy they did. I am not purrfect, but I know my humans love me and I love them.
Sure, I require my owners to have some extra responsibilities and they need to spend extra money for me, but I think it is a win/win for many reasons like the following:
- I make humans happy
- I can lower your stress with my purring or just being near you
- I am a great friend
- I can catch things like bugs or a mouse
Would you consider visiting a local animal shelter in 2020? Many places in the United States where I live have a website where you can see animals up for adoption. You can see these animals from your phone or computer. That is so easy so no excuses!
If you have an interest in one of the animals up for adoption go ahead and call the shelter. Let someone know of your interest or just stop by the shelter and ask to see the animals up for adoption.
My owners got me for $60 at shelter like this one when I was a kitten. I was in a cage next to many other kittens and older cats. I know many animals were scared and uncomfortable. All of the animals were there because they were lost or unwanted.
There were many dogs in another part of the shelter. Many of the doggies had been picked up as they lost so they were brought to the shelter. Though shelters can be a sad place… shelters are also a place for hope. So many animals do get adopted each year and that is very encouraging.
I have a challenge for you. If you don’t have a pet and are considering one, think about a getting a pet from a shelter nearby you. You can save a life and have a wonderful friend too!
PS, you don’t have to adopt a cat, you can adopt a dog or any animal the local shelter may have.