Sunday, June 4, 2017

June is Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat month

June is Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat month. A good reminder that Feline Rescue is a great place to consider when adding a feline companion to your household!

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There are approximately 5,000 animal shelters in the country. Seven in ten cats in US shelters are euthanized annually because there is no one to adopt them (ASPCA). This isn’t a surprising statistic considering that an average non-spayed female can have 1-8 kittens per litter, 2-3 litters per year, and that a single pair of cats and their kittens can produce as many as 420,000 kittens in just 7 years (Fayette Humane Society).

Feline Rescue and other shelters offer variety: sleek/chunky, gentle/sassy, young/senior, naughty/nice. So many different colors and shapes, so many different personalities. Some cats who are “perfect”, some who are sight-impaired, some who are deaf, and some with FIV or Felv. So many wonderful cats ready for loving homes where they can offer so much in return.  Shelters offer such diversity of cats that really, there is a cat for everyone.  

Besides sheer diversity, other benefits are derived from adopting shelter cats.  Staff know a cat’s personality and can discuss whether or not an adoption can be a good fit, and they can offer advice on cat behavior. Feline Rescue and many other shelters spay or neuter cats and provide veterinary care to ensure their cats are healthy when adopted. Many shelters also willingly accept cats back if an adoption doesn’t work out.  

A win-win-win situation: An overabundance of cats / shelters where the focus is to place as many cats as possible in good homes / people adopting from shelters.  

A compassionate and wise solution when considering a new family cat: Adopt a Shelter Cat. Save a life, make space for another cat, and enhance your life.  

Feline Rescue's adoption center is located at:  
593 Fairview Ave N, St. Paul, MN 55104

Monday – Friday: 10:00 a.m. – Noon and 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Photo credit: Mandy Dwyer - Glimpses of Soul Photography

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