The purrrfect time to bring home a new family member
It is enough to claw at your heart. Unwanted cats and kittens kept in cages, waiting for the day someone will take them home. Even though they are behind bars, they are the lucky ones. Others are left to fend for themselves.
“Others just go on to become wild, starve to death, become prey, or succumb to disease over time. To avoid these unnecessary euthanasia allowing a pet to come into your home is a wonderful idea,” said Dr. Rosemarie Williams of the Sound Cat Veterinary Hospital.
June is Adopt a Cat month; a time to spread the word about the millions of cats who need a home.
Eighteen years ago, Ron Thorne answered the call, when he and his wife adopted Ernie.
“They’re no fuss really, easy to take care of , easier to take care of than a dog and they’re just like a member of the family, they get in bed with you – curl right up,” he said.
Before you adopt a cat, make sure you keep in mind that the most important thing you can do is get the cat spayed or neutered. A female cat can end up having three litters in one year, contributing to the overpopulation.
Dr. Williams wants to remind you, as a cat owner, you will have other responsibilities as well. “Maintaining their cat is parasite free by keeping them on heart worm prevention, especially this part of the country it is very, very important. Good nutrition and regular veterinarian visits,” she said.
If you are interested in any of the cats in this story, they are available at the Sound Cat in Porter’s Neck. Of course, there are also countless other shelters and rescue groups in the area that would love to see you adopt a cat.
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