June brings the official start of summer, but it also brings cats, cats and more cats! Did you know that it’s the time of year where we see an increase in feline breeding, making it the height of kitten season? If owning a new feline friend is in your summer forecast, do it during Adopt a Shelter Cat Month! Below, we offer five reasons why you should make a difference for an adoptable cat during this critical time of year.
Cats provide health benefits for humans.
If you’ve ever stroked a purring kitten, you know how calming it can be! It’s possible that pets such as cats can deflect feelings of loneliness and depression and can help build structure and routine to your life.
You’ll find your purrrfect pet.
There are cats of all ages, personalities, shapes, sizes, colors and breeds up for adoption, meaning there’s a wide selection of friendly felines looking for a forever home that suits them.
You’ll save money.
If you’re considering adding a furry friend to your family, your expenses are minimized if you choose to adopt an animal from a rescue organization. At the Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby County, initial costs for spay and neutering, microchipping and vaccinations are all included in the adoption fee.
Adopting one cat helps another.
When one cat finds his or her forever home, space opens up for another kitten in need.
Cats are relatively low maintenance.
Of course, all animals require coat care, nail trimming, etc. However, kittens are meticulous self-groomers, meaning their owners don’t have to do too much when it comes to self-care.
Our team at the Humane Society would love to help you find the right cat that will bring your household happiness, entertainment and comfort. Are you ready to begin the process of helping a cat in need find his or her furever home? Learn more about our available, adoptable cats on our website. In addition, we need bottle-feeding fosters for newborn kittens. Serious applicants can apply today to save these precious lives.