Adopt a Shelter Cat Month

June is Adopt a Shelter Cat Month. As we head into the warmer months (known fondly as kitten season), more and more cats are looking for their forever homes. If you’ve been thinking about adding a new feline friend to your home, now is the purr-fect time to adopt! Not sure adoption is the best option? Here are several reasons that will change your mind!

Wide Variety! There are all types of cats to be found in the shelter. Cats in shelters come in many sizes, colors, fur length, and personality. From young kittens to senior cats, there is a companion for everyone just waiting to find their homes.

Stay Heart Healthy! Studies have shown that cats reduce risk of heart disease and stroke in their owners. You’re not only saving their life, they are saving yours! 

Save Lives! Speaking of saving lives, adopting a cat from a shelter saves more than just one life. When you give a shelter cat a fur-ever home, this opens space for the shelter to take in new cats and helps save them too.

Live Anywhere! Cats are purr-fect for any type of home. From a one room apartment to a sprawling estate, cats are comfortable in any type of living situation. 

Keep Your Mind Healthy! Pets have been shown to decrease stress, anxiety, depression and loneliness. Adopting a cat not only feels good, but it can improve your happiness. 

Get a Senior Companion! Shelters are a great place to find older, calmer cats to be long-lasting senior companions. Cats are generally easy to care for and they help with the loneliness that seniors can often feel. 

Save Money! Adopting a cat from a shelter is not only the right thing to do, it’s the thrifty thing to do! Cats adopted from Roice-Hurst will be spayed or neutered, dewormed, microchipped, as well as vaccinated. This saves you up to $850 in vet bills! 

Can’t adopt, but still want to help? There are still several ways you can help shelter cats find their fur-ever homes.

Foster. Fostering is a great way to socialize cats and give them a break from the shelter. 

Donate. Financial support of Roice-Hurst helps us to give animals in our shelter the best care possible. Additionally, items such as food, cat litter, and blankets are always needed. 

Spread the Word. Use your social media accounts or talk to your friends about Roice-Hurst. When you tell people about our organization, it helps our animals to find their fur-ever homes!