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Adopt a Shelter Cat Month

June is Adopt A Shelter Cat Month! This is one cause we can wholeheartedly support. There are many sweet, lovable cats in shelters, hoping that someone will adopt them and give them a loving home. A Folsom, CA veterinarian discusses shelter cats in this article.

Why Adopt Shelter Cats

Are you thinking of getting a new kitty? Please consider adopting Fluffy from a shelter. You’ll not only be giving that one lucky feline a second chance, you’ll also be indirectly helping many other animals. The space your new pet leaves open will soon be occupied by another sweet, homeless cat. Plus, Fluffy’s adoption fees will help the shelter feed and house other pets. You’ll also be able to choose your new feline friend from a wide variety of cute kitties, and spend some time with her before making a final decision. It’s a truly wonderful feeling to know that you’ve saved an animal’s life!

Bringing Fluffy Home

As one can imagine, being in a shelter environment can be very stressful for our feline friends. When you first bring your new cat home, set her up in a quiet room with food, toys, treats, bedding, and, of course, a litterbox. This will give your kitty a safe place to settle in and adjust to the smells and sounds of her new kingdom. If you have other pets, ask your vet for advice on making introductions.

Veterinary Care

Most shelters include some basic veterinary care, such as vaccines and spay/neuter surgery, in their adoption fees. This can actually save you quite a bit of money! However, you’ll need to contact your own vet to set appointments for your kitty’s ongoing wellness care.

Other Ways To Help

Even if you can’t adopt a kitty right now, there are many other ways to help cats in shelters. Donating money or supplies to a local shelter or animal rescue is one great option. You can also consider volunteering or even fostering. It’s also very important to get Fluffy spayed or neutered, to ensure that you aren’t contributing to the cat overpopulation problem. There are already far too many loving furballs that need homes! Even spreading the word about a cute cat that needs a home can help.

Do you have any questions about your pet’s health or care? Please feel free to call us, your Folsom, CA animal clinic, anytime!

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