Now is the time to act if you have been thinking about getting a cat. It’s the peak of kitten season, so shelters and rescues are bursting at the seams with adorable felines who need homes. Plus, June is Adopt-A-Cat Month. At PetNest Animal Hospital, we believe every pet deserves a safe, loving home. That is why we are sharing a few of the top reasons to adopt a cat in honor of Adopt-A-Cat Month. Read on to learn more.

Shelter Cats Have Known Personalities

Are you thinking about buying a kitten from a breeder rather than adopting one from a shelter? You may want to reconsider. Shelter cats spend a lot of time interacting with their caregivers, who, in turn, learn a lot about their personalities. This means they can help you find the perfect cat. Whether you want a laid-back feline who will be content to lounge on the sofa with you or an energetic one who loves playing, they’ll help you find the perfect cat. But when you buy a kitten from a breeder, you have no idea what their personality will be like when they’re older. 

Adopting a Cat Is Good for Your Mental Health

If you struggle with anxiety, depression, stress, or loneliness, adopting a cat could ease your symptoms, according to one study. Cat ownership can increase feelings of happiness and well-being, too. Few things are better than having a purring cat on your lap when you’re feeling sad or anxious! 

Adoption Saves Lives

Adopting a cat saves their life and the life of another cat who needs a home. According to the ASPCA, roughly 860,000 of the 3.2 million cats who enter shelters annually are euthanized, sometimes simply because there is not enough space. When you rescue a cat from a shelter, it creates space for another. 

We’re Here for You and Your New Feline Friend!

If you adopt a cat in honor of Adopt-A-Cat Month (or anytime!), we would love to be your partner in pet parenthood. Our veterinarians offer a wide range of services to keep cats happy and healthy, and we are here to help you give your feline friend an amazing life. Call now to schedule an appointment or learn more.

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