• Adopting a cat from a shelter rather than other avenues means you are helping, and not contributing to, the pet overpopulation problem.
  • The cost of adopting a pet at an animal shelter is usually much less expensive than buying one from a breeder or pet store.
  • Often cats adopted from shelters have already been spayed or neutered. Most of them have also been wormed and vaccinated.
  • Shelter cats have often adjusted to being around other animals.
  • Many people express that adopting a cat from a shelter is extremely spiritually rewarding – knowing that they are saving a life (some shelters euthanize animals for population control) and giving them a new home.

Benefits of Adopting an Adult Cat

  • Adopting a mature cat is less maintenance. You do not have to go through the demanding and time-consuming stage of raising a kitten.
  • Adult cats are independent and do not need anyone home with them during the day. Purrr-fect for busy, employed or active people.
  • Adult cats are often litter-box trained (although initial mistakes are possible in the beginning until the cat is used to its new surroundings) and are more likely to have some basic training.
  • Adopting a mature cat leaves little room for unpleasant surprises. You will have an accurate idea of the cat’s temperament, full-grown size, coat, etc.
  • Adult cats are more likely to have already been spayed, neutered and fully vaccinated.