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Adopting a Shelter Cat

June 1 2017

Did you know that June is officially Adopt A Shelter Cat Month? This is a cause that is truly near and dear to our hearts. There are far too many cute, lovable cats in shelters, just hoping someone will love them enough to adopt them. We love seeing kitties find loving homes! If you are thinking of adopting a feline buddy, please consider going to a shelter. A Cherry Hill, NJ vet discusses adopting shelter cats below.

Benefits of Going To A Shelter

Adopting from shelters benefits both pets and people. For your part, you’ll be able to choose from a variety of adorable felines. You may also find that adopting from shelters saves you some money, as shelter pets are generally spayed or neutered and up to date on all their vaccines and parasite control products. As for Fluffy, she will get a second chance at happiness, which is a truly wonderful thing. You’ll be helping other homeless animals, too, as your new furball’s adoption fees will help the shelter care for other kitties in need.

Picking Your Kitty

Sometimes people only need to take one look at a furry face to know they’ve found their kitty. In other cases, it can take a bit longer. Take your time, and make sure you’re choosing the cat that is right for you. Adopting a new pet is a big commitment! It’s also important to make sure that you are ready to care for Fluffy for her entire life.

Helping Fluffy Settle In

The shelter environment can be very scary to our feline buddies. Major changes are also very stressful for kitties. Fluffy may need time to relax and settle in to her new home. We recommend setting aside a quiet back room for your new friend. Make sure your furball has everything she needs: food, toys, a litterbox and litter, and, of course, comfy bedding. A trip to the vet’s is also in order.

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Spend lots of time with your furry pal. Talk to her, play with her, and offer her toys and treats. Just be sure not to force attention on Fluffy: let her decide when she wants to cuddle. You’ll have that little motor going in no time!

Is your cat due for veterinary care? Does Fluffy need vaccinations, microchipping, or spay/neuter surgery? Call us, your Cherry Hill, NJ vet clinic, anytime!

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