Adopt-A-Shelter Cat Month

Sleeping KittyIt’s June and that means it’s Adopt-a-Shelter Cat Month! Here are just some of the reasons that American Humane Association says why people should adopt a cat: cats provide companionship, a cat’s purr is instantly calming and relaxing, cats are affectionate, cats bring a little bit of the wild into your house, and most importantly lots of cats need good homes; when you adopt one, you’re saving a life!

14 Responses to “Adopt-A-Shelter Cat Month”

  1. sk says:

    Great photo w/ this article! :)

    My two boys were shelter adoptions. Each has a wonderful personality. And everyday I’m thankful that they chose me to share their lives with.

  2. Amy says:

    See, now I want to go get cat #3! I don’t have space for cat #3!!!!! Mine were both shelter cats and they are incredible pets. I hope more of these adorable furballs find their forever homes.

  3. Eric says:

    What an adorable picture. I wish we could have more. We have two that were feral strays and three that were from the local shelter (former inmates, as I call them). Unfortunately all have been sick lately (the vet doesn’t think it’s food related), so bringing in another is not an option right now.

  4. Helen says:

    My kitty is also a shelter kitty. She was half-grown stray…not cat not kitten and very ill when I adopted her. She was the only cat there who did not get up to ask for attention when I approached the cages, but the second we locked eyes it was all over with.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Slightly less white on the chest and belly and you would have my Bumpers; right down to the huge feet! :) Aw, he’s so sweet and cuddly!

    If you don’t have 7 cats and 3 dogs and fish and birds: Go Adopt Until You Do!!!

  6. Big Fat Momma Cat says:

    That was me; Anonymous, again. Sorry!

  7. Susan says:

    I hear ya, Big Fat Momma Cat, but……
    I have 6 special needs cats and I don’t have any more time, money, etc. How I wish I did! That picture breaks my heart. (My daughter calls this the home for wayward cats.)

  8. Debbie says:

    what a little love in the picture!

    my burly boy showed up at our door & huddled there looking frightened - we think he was dumped off ‘in the country’ just before making his way to our house and was somebody’s baby before that- hard to imagine anyone leaving him in a strange place. It’s been our blessing - we call him our little angel!

  9. momkat13 says:

    We have 5 cats that were all adopted from the local shelter.
    We just stopped by this morning to drop off some food and a couple of litter boxes….and they have WAY TOO MANY kittens and young adult cats!
    People have GOT to start spay/neutering!
    It broke our hearts to leave without one, but ….that’s how we got 5!

    There was a gorgeous little himalayan kitten about 7 weeks old….found walking along the roadside all alone….and a very young momcat with her 8 kittens. They were such beautiful kitties with the most gorgeous coloring. One of them was a really rare male tortie! If only we could have brought the whole litter and mom home with us….sigh….

    I hope more people adopt shelter cats! We’ve had cats form breeders and now we have our shelter cats, and they’re healthier and just as wonderful as companions.

  10. Eric says:

    Big Fat Momma Cat,
    We have 5 cats, 1 dog, 2 rabbits, 2 parakeets, 1 rat and 1 mouse. All but two of the cats (strays) and the dog (purebred pug) were adopted rescues (that includes all the small critters).

  11. Bridgett says:

    OMG! Kitty pushing! My cats would change the locks on the doors if I brought another one home.

  12. Big Fat Momma Cat says:

    WOW, looks like I started something! :) Actually I have to move myself to a bigger house with land before getting the dogs and some turkeys but it is all, definitely, in the plan!

    7 cats is really a lot of cats. We are very lucky that they all get along together so well; I think they actually love having such a big family unit. It seems to be really good for the little ones. They have a lot of confidence in what it means to be a cat! :) (Actually they are little monsters and run the whole household :) )

    So I will amend that, lets say 6 cats or dogs and either birds or fish plus 1 choice of mouse, rat, hamster, lizard, rabbit, tarantula, ferret, snake. (What am I forgetting?) (those hissing cockroaches don’t count, I’m just saying…)

    Thanks to all of you that adopted, or got adopted by, homeless animals. I’m sure you all know how much they appreciate it and are able to share the incredible love that they have to give. I think they really do understand that they would be in a heap a lot of hurt without you and your generosity.

  13. Amy says:

    Big Fat Momma Cat - of course they know! They’ve served their time in the clink! I know my kitties like their kitty beds, under the lamp (I call them their hot tubs!), with their very own human to love and spoil them, much more than life at the shelter - it’s obvious. But I have to say, more times than not, I think they saved me much more than I saved them. Yep, Certified Crazy Cat Lady, here!

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