Adopt-A-Cat Month: Why You Should Consider Adopting a Feline Friend
Thinking about getting a cat? Now is the perfect time! June marks the peak of “kitten season,” a time when shelters and rescue groups are overrun by kittens. It’s also Adopt-A-Cat Month, which is intended to spread awareness of shelter cats and encourage adoption. At VetCheck Pet Urgent Care Center, we think every cat deserves a loving home. That’s why we decided to offer up some of the best reasons why you should adopt a feline friend to celebrate Adopt-A-Cat Month.
Adoption Makes Sense Financially
Pet ownership is never cheap. However, adopting from a shelter could save you a considerable amount of cash. Most rescues and shelters have relatively low adoption fees, and many have promotions at this time of year. Plus, when you adopt, your new kitty will likely be microchipped, spayed or neutered, and vaccinated before going home. Some organizations even offer extra perks, like pet insurance, a bag of cat/kitten food, or a collar.
Adopting One Cat Saves Two Lives
Each year, more than 3.2 million cats enter shelters in the US, and 860,000 are euthanized. Euthanizations happen for many reasons (illness, severe injuries, etc.), but sometimes, healthy cats are put to sleep simply because there is no space for them. When you adopt a cat, you save their life and make room for another kitty in need of a home, thereby saving two lives instead of one.
Adoption Is Good for Your Mental Health
According to research, cat ownership can provide a mental health boost. Living with a feline friend eases loneliness and depression and can decrease feelings of stress and anxiety. Many pet parents report increased happiness and an overall improved sense of well-being after adopting a cat.
Thinking About Adopting a Cat? We’re Here for You!
At VetCheck Pet Urgent Care Center, we’re here for you. If you decide to rescue a feline friend in honor of Adopt-A-Pet Month, we’d love to have them as a patient. From wellness exams and vaccinations to emergency and urgent care, we strive to provide all the care your companion needs in one convenient location. Call now to schedule an appointment for your new four-legged best friend!