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Adopting a Shelter Cat

June is officially Adopt A Shelter Cat Month! If you are ready to bring a new kitty into your home, please consider going to a shelter to get your new pet. In this article from a Livonia, MI vet, you’ll read about some of benefits of adopting a shelter cat.

Finding Fluffy

There are far too many cute, lovable kitties in shelters. Many of these sweet cats ended up in shelters through no fault of their own, and are running out of time to find a new forever home. If you are looking for a certain breed or age, or even a specific color, there’s a good chance that you’ll find the purrfect kitty waiting for you in a shelter. Of course, some people just fall for a cute furry face, and know they’ve found their cat. Just be sure to spend a few minutes with your new friend before you make a final decision.

Benefits of Adopting Shelter Pets

There are many benefits to getting Fluffy from a shelter. First and foremost, you’ll be giving that one special kitty a second chance at happiness and a new lease on life. This is a wonderful and rewarding thing to do. You will also be able to choose from a wide variety of sweet cats. Adopting from a shelter is also easy on the wallet: it’s typically much cheaper than going to a pet store. You may also save money on veterinary care costs, since shelter pets are generally spayed or neutered and current on vaccinations and parasite control.

Helping Your New Kitty Settle In

Change can be very stressful for kitties. The shelter environment can also be very hard—and even a bit traumatic—for Fluffy. Before you bring your new pet home, make sure you have all the little luxuries a cat could want. This basically entails getting food, dishes, a litterbox and litter, toys, treats, and some comfy bedding. Put these things in a quiet back room, like a spare bedroom, at first, to give your furball a safe, cozy place to settle in. Fluffy may be sleepy at first, and she may need time to adjust. Focus on offering great care. You’ll have your new feline buddy purring in no time!

Please contact us, your local Livonia, MI animal clinic, for all of your cat’s veterinary care needs. We are here to help!

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