After making the decision to own a feline friend, you are now set with the conundrum of buying or adopting. Yes, you can buy a kitten from a responsible breeder. And if you are looking for a purebred kitten or cat, then maybe that is the best option for you. But there are various reasons that a shelter or rescue kitten/cat can be better for your family. Below are 9 reasons to adopt a cat/kitten:
9* Your health will improve:
Cats (whether they are from a shelter, rescue or breeder) provide a lot of health benefits for humans.
They can help to ease depression and loneliness and decrease the risk of heart attacks and strokes. It’s a proven fact that stroking a purring cat can also reduce a human’s blood pressure. And children are less likely to develop allergies and respiratory issues when growing up with a cat in the house.
Overall cats can help build structure and routine to your life, while also warding off loneliness and health issues.
8* You are saving a cat’s life:
Cats in animal shelters and rescue programs are there because something in their lives has gone sideways, and they need a new home. By adopting a cat you may well give it a reprieve from euthanasia if the shelter or rescue program becomes over-crowded.
7* You’ll find your perfect pet:
One of the big reasons to adopt a cat is that you will have a good selection of cats to choose from when adopting from a shelter or rescue group. There will be a wide variety of ages, shapes, sizes, colors, coat types, and breeds – one of which will fit perfectly into your home [You can use “Ask Vet Search” to get the exact info that you want ]
6* You will save money:
Most cats adopted from a shelter or rescue program come with current vaccination status, a health check-up and neutering or spaying. Other than an adoption fee, food and other home-life necessities, your expenses will be minimized.
5* You can choose a real hunter:
In general, cats help to deter pests. Basically, if it moves, it gets pounced on by a cat. However, cats that have in the past been feral are particularly good pest-reduction companions.
4* Unconditional love:
A pet is a companion that will never judge you, will love you regardless of whatever happens and will always be there. As well as making you feel great, their unconditional love raises your self-esteem because of the affection they show you. It is said that animals know when they have been rescued, so the bond between you and your rehomed pet will be especially strong.
3* You allow more kittens/cats to be helped
By adopting a cat from a shelter or rescue group, you open up a space for another cat in need.
2* You won’t have to worry as much about grooming:
Cats tend to be meticulous self-groomers, which means you won’t have to do as much in that department. Long-haired cats, of course, require regular coat care but a short-coated kitty is pretty self-sufficient in this category.
1* You’ll acquire a new low maintenance family member:
Cats are less labour-intensive than dogs. While some cat owners take their cats for walks on harnesses, most felines are happy to sleep 16-20 hours a day and couldn’t care less if they never leave their home and property. If you are going away for a couple of days a cat is self-sufficient enough that you can get away with leaving plenty of food and freshwater down and avoid having to find a pet sitter.
While finding the right cat for your household may take a while [You can use “Ask Vet Search” to find one based on your own LifeStyle ], rest assured that your final choice will bring much happiness, entertainment, and comfort to you and your family.
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