National Adopt a Cat Month – June

Meow! National Adopt a Cat Month in June encourages us to remember our feline friends when considering a new pet.  Also known as Adopt a Shelter Cat Month, it’s a time to learn the cat-friendly ways to prepare your home for a new fur baby, how to know which cat is best for you and how to care for your feline friend.

Shelters are full of cats and kittens in needs of forever homes. These feline fur babies come with as many personalities as they do colors and coats. They curl into our hearts and will just as quickly remind us they decide who they love.  Whether they were born in the shelter, surrendered or abandoned, 3.4 million find their way to a shelter.

When considering the adoption of a furbaby, take your time. Each shelter animal will touch your heart, so be sure to find a life-long love.

Please consider black kitties first.  It is a sad fact that these balls a adoration and love typically have longer waits for a forever home.  Silly superstitions have left them with shelter times of more than twice any other cat. 

All our babies are rescues. In the featured image you will find our spoiled rotten inside crew with Charlie, Inky, Wylie, Peanut, Lady and Junior. He’s our latest addition. He somehow got into our attic. Fell down an opening into the walls of our house. It took 3 days and new drywall to an entire room to get him out. Thank you Mark! Santa Rosa animal services who helped us finally retrieve him from in-between the walls in crawl space under the floor.

Santa Rosa Animal Services
Santa Rosa County Animal Services’ mission is to build a society in which every animal is treated with compassion; we provide humane shelter and care for the approximately 3,500 lost, displaced and victimized animals who enter our doors every year. Our services protect animals and educate the community through outreach, intervention, and enforcement. 
We are dedicated to providing a positive outcome for all of the animals in our care. Since 2019, we have changed our approach to animal sheltering to better serve our community and pets. Through this transformation, our shelter has earned no-kill shelter status and are continuing to promote positive change.

Things to consider when adopting…

  • Consider your lifestyle. Will you have time for an active kitten or will an adult cat be more to your pace?
  • Make multiple visits before making a choice. Sometimes, the purrfect cat will choose you.
  • Spend one-on-one time with the cat so you have some bonding meowments and her true personality comes through.
  • Do other members of your fur family need to be considered? If so, be sure to introduce them to be sure their personalities mesh.
  • When you bring your new family member home, have a space ready for him to decompress and adjust to his new abode. Don’t be surprised if he hides at first. This is normal cat behavior.

More to Explore…

HOW TO OBSERVE

Animal Allies Florida

Visit your local shelter. If you aren’t able to adopt, consider volunteering or making a donation. Each shelter provides a list of needed items. If you’ve adopted a shelter cat, share a selfie with your furbaby on social media.

ASPCA
Contactless Adoption Week

Use #AdoptACatMonth to follow throughout the month.

HISTORY

Junior Humane Society
Humane society

The American Humane Association started Adopt a Cat Month in 1974.

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Jennifer lives happily in North Florida with her husband Scott and after a stroke and two brain surgeries her mom. While not blessed with children they dote on their four legged children four cats. I started writing after spinal surgery required second round of physical therapy to learn to walk yet again. While reading is a favorite hobby writing is something new with the launch of this blog and hopefully a fiction novel in the future.

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