June is National Adopt-a-Cat Month. It makes sense, since kitten season is here. Sadly, I’ve seen a few hit by cars lately. Even sadder, more dogs than cats are adopted through shelters, meaning, the thousands and thousands of innocent little kitties, along with older cats, will be euthanized just because nobody came to know and love them and give them a home.
The worse thing to do is adopt a cat, and then not take care of it. My neighbors are a good example of what NOT to do. They adopted a kitten and let their two boys (ages 5 and 9) play with it. The boys mauled it, cutting off its eyebrows and whiskers and then put it outside and forgot about it…for days. Unfortunately a coyote found it. Cats are living animals that deserve love and affection and care.
If you are thinking about adopting, remember it’s a lot of responsibility. Before heading to the nearest shelter, review “TOP TEN” CHECKLIST FOR ADOPTING A CAT. That way you’ll be confident your up for the challenge and the rewards of welcoming a cat into your family for many years to come.