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Did you know that June is Adopt A Shelter Cat Month? If you are considering getting a kitty, this is a great time to do it. Adopting a kitty from a shelter is a wonderful way to find your new feline friend. Below, a Leesburg, VA veterinarian lists some of the benefits of adopting shelter cats.
Sadly, shelters are overflowing with cute, lovable kitties that are running out of time to find themselves a forever home. By adopting a shelter cat, you’re saving a life. That may not change the world, but it will certainly change the world for that one special cat! Animals are very intuitive, and often know when they’ve been saved. Your feline friend may repay you with unconditional love, and countless kitty kisses and cuddles.
Adopting a pet from a shelter is often cheaper than buying one from a breeder or pet store. Generally, shelter kitties are current on shots and vaccinations, and already spayed or neutered. These things alone can save hundreds!
Before making a decision, you’ll be able to spend some time with your kitty, and get an idea of what her ‘purrsonality’ is. This will help ensure that you choose the right cat! Of course, sometimes people only need one look to know they’ve found their pet. This is a truly beautiful thing when it happens, but it’s still a good idea to have some one-on-one time before making a final decision.
By adopting from a shelter, you’re helping support businesses that promote animal welfare. Your adoption fees will be used to help the shelter save other animals in need. You also can be certain that you’re not lining the pockets of a disreputable breeder.
No matter what kind of cat you want, chances are, you’ll be able to find your ‘purrfect’ match at a shelter or rescue. If you are looking for a specific breed, check for rescue groups that work with that breed. There are kitties of all shapes, sizes, age, breed, and color that need loving homes!
We know, kittens are absolutely adorable! They’re also quite a handful! Consider adopting an adult cat, or a special needs kitty. These sweet felines are much calmer, and make wonderful pets!
Does your kitty need shots or an examination? Call us, your Leesburg, VA vet clinic!