April 30 is Adopt A Shelter Pet Day! We’re more than happy to help spread the word about this cause. Many of our patients are former shelter pets, that are now living their best lives. Going through a shelter is a wonderful way to find a new feline friend. Read on as a Champaign, IL vet lists some reasons to think about getting your next cat from a shelter.
Save A Life
While more and more shelters are going no-kill, that unfortunately isn’t the case everywhere. Some kitties only have a few days to find themselves forever homes! Giving that scared, sweet kitty a new chance at happiness is something you can really feel wonderful about.
Don’t Overlook The Unwanted
We know, kittens are adorable. There’s also a lot to be said for raising your feline buddy yourself. However, don’t overlook that sweet senior cat or the sad kitty with the scarred ears. Sometimes the unwanted pets end up being the best pets ever, simply because they have so much love to offer.
Shelter pet adoptions are often pretty easy on the wallet, especially in comparison to going through a pet store or breeder. You may also save money on the cost of Fluffy’s veterinary care, as shelter cats have usually been fixed.
Find A Forever Friend
One good thing about going through a shelter is that you have time to look around a bit, and find your perfect pet. You can also spend some time with Fluffy before deciding to bring them home. It’s important to feel a connection to your feline pal!
Help Other Animals
By adopting Fluffy, you’ll also be helping other homeless animals, even if in an indirect way. For one thing, you’ll be freeing up some much-needed space at the shelter. The money you spend on your kitty’s adoption feeds will also help the shelter care for its other adorable charges.
Promote Good Animal Advocacy
When you adopt from a shelter, you’re really setting an example to others, and generally making a positive change in the world. More and more people are becoming aware of the scope of the pet overpopulation issue, but there’s still a lot of work to be done here. Every little bit helps!
Do you have questions about caring for your new shelter pet? Contact us, your Champaign, IL animal clinic, today!