10 reasons to take a cat from a shelter
So, you decided to have a cat at home. You would like to change the habitual way of life in the direction of a small chaos. Fur mice and bows on strings settle in the house, and the degree of love in the atmosphere immediately jumped into several dozen divisions.
Then the question arises – where do the cats come from? You can buy in the bird market or from breeders. You can ask friends: kittens are often given in good hands. There is another great solution – to take a purr from a cat shelter.
The reasons why it should be done, can be divided into moral and practical.
1. You save life
The expression “+1 in karma” here fits perfectly. Almost all the cats in the shelter need a second chance. They were abandoned or lost, they starved and froze, they were mistreated, they just wanted to put some to sleep (for example, when the owners moved to another country). You can help at least one cat by giving him a new life in a loving family.
2. You are a great example of charity.
The problem of homeless beasts is very acute in society, especially in urban areas. Statistics show that about 6 million animals fall into temporary custody throughout the world every year. Taking a mustache pet from a shelter and telling about your positive experience (including through social networks), you encourage other people to do the same. So, reduce this colossal figure.
3. You will receive a grateful and devoted friend.
Experts on the behavior of animals confirm: in a shelter cats suffer from their no-one, especially if they previously had experience of living with people.
Like children in orphanages, the “tails” are patiently waiting for them to be taken home. And if this happens – gratitude has no limits, dedication to your man refutes the common claims about feline arrogance and coldness. This is what everyone who “adopted” such pets say.
4. You can choose a cat of the desired age and color
Each shelter contains cats of different ages. Therefore, if you need a baby to see how he will grow and change, play with him and try to bring up at his own discretion, there is someone to choose from. You can take a teenager, whose character is already well established. Or a completely adult animal, if the cat is needed as a companion.
The same goes for the exterior. Tricolor girls, bringing happiness, striped “sprats”, black and white “monochromes”, mushrooms or smoky – there are any colors and combinations to your taste.
5. You will find an animal that fits your personality.
The staff of the shelter knows everything about their pets. Depending on your wishes, you will be advised by a cat that is playful or restrained, sociable or independent. Without concealment, they will tell about all the features of the nature of the future family member, preferences and habits (including harmful ones, so that there will be no surprises).
6. Cats from shelters brought up
These beauties and beauties are accustomed to walking into a tray, they know a place for turning claws, scratch walls, coatings and surfaces much less often and do not so boldly demand food as spoiled homemade ones. In general, “shelter” shkodnichayut much less, do not encroach on all space and know how to be sensitive.
7. Former orphans get along better with other animals and socialize easier.
Because of the forced compact residence of such cats, the skills of livability “in a team” and with people are developed faster. They are often friendly and non-aggressive. But if so, you will be informed about it. As well as how this or that pet is resistant to stress. This is all especially important if there are children or other animals in the house.
8. Often there are purebred cats
They, oddly enough, at least simple are abandoned in the case when the owners leave or someone from the home is found to be allergic to wool.
So at the shelter it’s perfectly realistic to take a purebred cat for which you would spend a small fortune if you decided to buy it from breeders.
9. You will save on veterinary examination and vaccinations.
One of the most significant advantages. All pets in shelters are examined by veterinarians and, as a rule, vaccinated. They do all tests, so if there is a veterinary diagnosis, you will be informed about it. Such information is extremely important, because there are, for example, viral diseases in which a cat can only be the only one in the house.
10. Adult animals are sterilized.
Another huge plus. You no longer have to worry about the reproductive status of your pet, because it was done for you. Having thus removed a large load from future owners. What is the experience associated with surgery and postoperative care, no one needs to explain.
Volunteers say: the best thing that can happen to a cat in an orphanage is an encounter with its person. Unfortunately, the idea of taking such animals is not yet popular in our society. But perhaps the 10 reasons listed will push someone to take this step. And the world will become richer for at least one happy “tail” and one good human heart.