June is Adopt a Shelter Cat Month
It’s a common misconception that shelter cats are misbehaved misfits, but nothing could be further from the truth. June is Adopt a Shelter Cat Month and, to prove our point, we’re going to let you in on a little secret: some of the biggest viral kitties are adopted. That’s right! Cats like Lil Bub, Hamilton the Hipster, Colonel Meow, and Nala have more than their millions of Instagram followers in common: they all came from a shelter.
Not sure if a shelter cat is a good fit?
If you’re thinking of bringing a cat into your life but you want a kitten, or a pure breed, or a calm, behaved companion… guess what? Your shelter’s full of them. Not only are you saving a life. You’re adopting your new best friend. You’re making way for another kitty in need. Win, win, win! Check with your shelter to see if they’re running any specials but just think… for around $50 or less you could bring home the next viral sensation! But even if they don’t garner thousands of followers we think you’ll be their biggest fan.
Just be prepared!
But don’t be ill-prepared! Make sure kitty comes home to fresh food and water, a litter box, a place to scratch, and a few toys for them to pounce and chase to keep them in shape. Don’t forget a collar so everyone knows they’re yours and be patient while they acclimate to their new space. And just because it’s Adopt a Shelter Cat Month doesn’t mean you can’t wait if you need to. You can go back to the shelter a few times before deciding which feline will complement your life best; just don’t discount adoption as a way of finding your purrfect cat!
Do you have a shelter cat turned love of your life? We’d love to meet them on Facebook!