We are reducing the adoption fees indefinitely for adult cats, one-year and older, to $15! All cats adopted from the Animal Shelter are spayed or neutered, vaccinated, feline leukemia-tested, and microchipped. That’s a lot of “bang for your buck!” And here are some reasons why adopting an adult cat may better suit your lifestyle and home:
What you see is what you get.
Adult cats already know who they are. Kittens are undeniably cute, but you never know what the future holds, how large they may get, what their personality will ultimately be, etc. An adorable little kitten will be an adult in the blink of an eye.
Adult cats aren’t as “chewsy.”
Kittens have a tendancy to chew things, lots of things. Whether teething or just exploring bits of the world around them, kittens chew on shoes, the corners of books, ear lobes and fingers, carpet tassels, electrical cords, drapery strings, plants, and much, much more. Most adult cats don’t chew inappropriately at all.
If you have an older cat in your home and are looking for a friend for him or her, another adult cat may be the best choice.
After a long day at the office…
… you may just want to come home and curl up with your furry friend–but most kittens prefer an action packed evening–lots of touseling, frolicking, and plenty of running and jumping. An adult cat will greet you at the door and be more than happy to curl up and watch your favorite shows on TV. They’ve already learned about the unconditional love thing.
Adult cats may sleep at the foot of your bed, under the bed or in a cozy spot somewhere else in the house, while a kitten will most likely run around all night, doing anything possible to wake you up for more games. Adult cats are generally happy to sleep when you do and don’t try to attack your toes through the blankets in the middle of the night.
Adult cats won’t be climbing up your leg or your curtains.
They won’t be swinging from your chandeliers, knocking down knick knacks or just running full speed ahead for no good reason.
Adult cats are usually a better choice for families with small children.
Kittens often play rough and are constantly underfoot. They’re sharp–they can’t help it, but kittens are all teeth and claws. Generally speaking, adult cats are more mellow, and often more patient with young children. The experience should be a good one for both the cat and the child. Ask to meet the shelter’s best “kid cats.”
Adult cats require less attention and supervision.
Many adult cats end up in shelters due to no fault of their own.
Separated from their loved ones, surrounded by other cats, confined, confused, and sometimes frightened, many are emotionally devastated by their misfortune. Sadly, most people gravitate toward the cute, bouncy, big-eyed kittens. Older cats sit by and watch, as one loving family after another passes them over for a cute kitten. Adopting an adult cat is a way to say to a deserving animal “I believe in you.”