If you’re planning on adding a pet to your family, we hope you’ll consider adopting a shelter cat. As an added incentive, June is Adopt a Shelter Cat Month and many shelters are running specials on adoption rates, vaccinations, and spay/neutering.
Over two million (you read that right) adoptable cats and dogs are killed each year because there aren’t enough people willing to offer them homes. By adopting a cat this June, you’ll be saving two lives. The life of the cat you rescue and the cat who will have a chance to be adopted from the shelter who might not have been given a space at the rescue or animal control center.
Although many rescue agencies rely on fosters and maintain a no-kill sanctuary, there are still many animal control centers that do kill healthy, adoptable pets. So even if you can’t adopt this June, consider becoming a foster or donating to your local animal shelters so that they can provide sanctuary for animals until they can be adopted.
You can also support Adopt a Shelter Cat Month by spreading the word on Facebook and Twitter (and Instagram and Tumblr and so many other sites). Stories that once would’ve only reached a few people locally are now being read by animal-lovers around the world. You can use the hashtag #AdoptACat and a simple message like: “June is Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month. Save a life: Adopt a cat! https://www.petfinder.com” to help cats find their fur-ever homes this June.
As Margaret Mead wrote many years ago, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” So get out there and do some good this June whether means bringing home a kitty (or two or three,) volunteering as a foster or donating to a local cat protection or adoption group, or simply spreading the word in your community about animals in need.