June is Adopt A Shelter Cat Month! Of course, we love seeing shelter cats get adopted all year long. However, we’re more than happy to help spread the ‘mews’ about this great cause. Read on as a Lewisville, TX vet lists some things that you learn when you rescue a kitty from a shelter.
People adopt cats for many reasons. However, many folks adopt new kitties after suffering the loss of a beloved feline friend. Don’t expect Fluffy to be like your last furball … or, for that matter, any other kitty on the planet. Keep an open mind, and enjoy getting to know your new friend.
Our feline pals can be full of odd—and often adorable—traits and habits. It’s probably safe to say that, no matter what you’re expecting, your new pet will surprise you with a charming and unexpected habit or quirk. This is one reason we recommend petproofing. Your new furball may have a penchant for climbing shower curtains or breaking into cupboards, or she might not be able to resist eating plants. Discovering Fluffy’s character can be both fun and entertaining.
Fluffy has several unique characteristics, but her purr may very well be the cutest. Snuggling up with a rumbling furball is very soothing! Of course, it may take time for your kitty to relax enough to turn her engine on. Don’t force attention on your new pet. Just focus on giving her great TLC and earning her trust. You can try to coax her to come to you. Hold out a treat, and make that ‘pst pst pst ‘ sound that cats so often respond to.
It’s really sad to think of all the cats that are stuck in shelters, just hoping that someone will adopt them and love them. You can’t save all of them. However, even giving one furball a loving forever home can make a huge difference. Adopting Fluffy is something to feel great about.
Kitties are a truly special mix of sass, friskiness, cattitude, and cuddles, all in a super cute package. We suspect it won’t take Fluffy long at all to melt your heart and wrap you around her little paws!
As your local Lewisville, TX veterinary clinic, we’re here to help! Call us anytime!