Celebrate Caturday & National Adopt a Shelter Cat Month
May 30, 2019
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National Adopt a shelter Cat Month
If you have been thinking about adopting a cat or even know
someone who wants to, June is a great month to consider adopting. Salt Lake County Animal Services is hosting CATurday on June 8 to celebrate National Adopt a Shelter Cat month.
Animal shelters are filled with wonderful pets in need of
good homes and cats make up much of this population. June is one of the busiest
months for animal shelters and being able to find good homes for the many
animals can be challenging.
Approximately 3.2 million cats end up in shelters every year,
including thousands born every spring and summer during “kitten season.” While plenty of cats still enter shelters each year, the
number coming into the shelter is on the downswing from just a few years ago.
People prefer kittens over cats when adopting. About 82% of
kittens are adopted from shelters while only 60% of cats get adopted. Adopting a furry friend can bring a lot of joy into your
life and even lower stress and there are plenty of cats and kittens in animal
shelters who need a good home.
Cats are perfect companions for families or individuals.
While it is true that they are very affectionate, they can also be independent
creatures allowing you to keep your freedom but gain a lot of love, not to
mention they are self-cleaning. Adopting a pair of cats may be less work then getting a solo
kitty. Bonded pairs can keep each other company and are less likely to take out
their boredom on your house.
Worried if your cat would be able to get a long with a new
cat? While it is recommended that you do a gradual introduction to reduce
stress if you give it time they will likely become friends, at the very least
many cats will learn to tolerate each other.
Remember adopting an animal is a long-term commitment even
if your adopting an adult cat. Your new friend will likely be with you for
years to come. Indoor cats live for an average of 12-15 years, but it is also
perfectly normal for well cared for cats to live to be 20 years old.
Thinking of adopting?
Join us for Caturday on
June 8 from 10 AM - 6 PM, for a cat adoption extravaganza! Cat adoption fees
will be $10 and Kittens (6 months and under) will be $20. While supplies last
we will be giving out cat adoption baskets, that have toys, treats, and other
goodies for your new feline family member!
There will be booths from local vendors:
Pet Wants Sandy
Scentsy with Rebecca
ColorStreet with Stacy
Old Farm Pet Resort
One Balanced World
Street Dawg Crew of Utah
VCA Willow Creek Pet Center
Your Dog Friendly Agent
Ginger Bee Artwork
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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