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Great Reasons to Adopt a Shelter Cat

June 15, 2016
Did you know that June is officially Adopt A Shelter Cat Month? If you’re considering bringing a new feline friend into your home, please consider going to a shelter. In this article from Fairfield Animal Hospital, a Cypress, TX veterinarian lists some great reasons to adopt shelter cats.

Second Chances

Shelters are filled with sweet, loving kitties that are in desperate need of forever homes. Many of these adorable pets are quickly running out of time. When you adopt from a shelter, you’re giving that one special kitty a second chance. It’s a wonderful feeling to save an animal in need!

Benefit Animal Welfare

Adopting from a shelter will help both your new pet and many other animals. The money you spend on adoption fees will help keep the shelter operating, and will help provide food, shelter, toys, and medical care for the shelter’s furry wards. Plus, Fluffy’s spot will quickly be filled by another furball in need of a loving home.

Save Money

Adopting from a shelter is often much cheaper than going to a pet store. Many shelters also include crucial veterinary services, such as vaccines and spay/neuter surgery, in their adoption fees. This alone can save you quite a bit of money!

Find The Purrfect Pet

With all those adorable furry faces to choose from, picking the right kitty can be tough! You’ll get to spend some quiet time with your potential pet before making Fluffy’s adoption official. This helps ensure that you’re making the right choice.

Make A Friend For Life

Shelter pets often know that they’ve been rescued. Fluffy may repay your kindness with purrs and cuddles. As far as we’re concerned, these are some of life’s most precious gifts!

Other Ways To Help

Even if you’re not ready for a new pet just yet, there are still ways you can help shelter cats. Consider donating money or supplies, or ask about volunteering. Fostering is another option. If none of these things are right for you, spread the word by sharing posts about Adopt A Shelter Cat Month on social media. Spaying or neutering your own kitty is also important, as it will help combat pet overpopulation. When it comes to helping animals, every little bit counts! Please contact Fairfield Animal Hospital, your Cypress, TX animal clinic, for all your pet’s veterinary care needs. We’re here to help!

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