It’s Adopt A Shelter Cat Month! We always love meeting new patients that were once shelter cats, but are now beloved pets. If you’re thinking about getting a new kitty, a shelter is a purrfect way to find Fluffy. A Pasadena, MD vet lists some reasons to head to your local shelter in this article.
We’re delighted to find that more and more shelters are going no-kill. However, pet overpopulation is still a huge problem, and many shelters just can’t accommodate all the pets coming through their doors. You may very well be saving Fluffy’s life!
When you bring Fluffy home, the space she vacates won’t stay empty for long. This is kitten season, and shelters often get overwhelmed with new arrivals. Adopting one cat won’t solve the bigger problem, but it may make all the difference in the world to the kitty that takes over your new pet’s spot.
We think all of our feline friends are pretty cute. However, it’s interesting to see how different people connect with different cats. That squeaky grey kitty that dozens of people have passed by may immediately melt your heart! Just keep an open heart and an open mind. Also, spend some time with Fluffy before deciding. It’s really important that you pick the furball you connect with.
Freeing up space isn’t the only way you’ll be benefitting the shelter. The money you pay for Fluffy’s adoption fees will help them care for other adorable kitties that are up for adoption. That’s a purrfect way to pay it forward and promote good animal welfare!
Going to a shelter is often quite a bit cheaper than buying from a breeder. Most likely, your new feline buddy will already be fixed and current on her vaccines and parasite control. That means you’ll also save on the cost of Fluffy’s veterinary care. More money for catnip and kitty furniture!
Kitties are very special little furballs. They’re not only adorable, they have loads of personality, and are both entertaining and charismatic. You will be rewarded with purrs, unconditional love, cuddles, and live entertainment. That’s a pretty good deal in our book!
Does your new kitty need an exam, vaccines, or parasite control? Contact us, your Pasadena, MD veterinary clinic, today!