June is Adopt a Cat Month

Spring means lots of new cats and kittens arriving at animal shelters daily. That’s why June is known as Adopt a Cat Month at animal shelters across the country.

Here are the Top 10 reasons why cats make such good pets:

#10 – Cats will keep you entertained with their playful antics.

 # 9 – Cats are very affectionate and love to cuddle with you.

 # 8 – Having a cat can reduce your blood pressure and prevent heart disease.

 # 7 – Cats are very clean — they bathe themselves!

 # 6 – Cats are independent and can be left alone while you are at work.

 # 5 – Cats do not need to be housebroken — using the litter box comes naturally to them.

 # 4 – Cats do not need a lot of space. They are perfect pets for apartments and smaller homes.

 # 3 – Taking care of a cat can help teach a child responsibility and humane values.
 
 # 2 – Cats get plenty of exercise living indoors. Just 15 minutes of playtime each day will satisfy a cat.

And the #1 reason why you should adopt a cat in June —

Approximately 4 million homeless cats end up in animal shelters every year in the United States. By adopting, you’ll be saving a life.

For more tips on cat care and adopting a cat visit the American Humane Association’s Cat Care section.

Local shelters have plenty of cats and kitten to choose from.

The Friends of the Rifle Animal Shelter have over 50 cats and kittens available for adoption. Who can resist these adorable faces?

Check out the kittens at Rifle Animal Shelter.

If you’re looking for a purebred this cutie pie is an adorable Siamese.

Click here to see more cats and kittens at The Friends of the Rifle Animal Shelter.

CARE (Colorado Animal Rescue) in Glenwood Springs also has lots of cats and kittens ready for adoption.

Consider adopting an older cat like Tarzan. He’s a hugger and a lap cat. He’s also a special needs kitty. He has FIV so he can only be placed in a home without other cats.

Cassidy is an exotic looking 2-year old Siamese mix. She’s shy and sensitive and in need of someone to coax her out of her tortoise shell.

Click here to see more cats and kittens at CARE.

CLAWS (The Cats League and Assistance of the Western Slope) has opened a new permanent shelter to provide housing and services to abandoned tame cats, because “Cats’ Lives Are Worth Saving.” The new facility is located at 2214 Sanford Drive, Grand Junction, CO. Read more about the new facility here.

They are showing one beautiful black and white Manx named Katie at Petfinder.

To inquire about more available cats and kittens visit the CLAWS website.

Go to Petfinder to find about availability of cats and kittens in your area. Just enter your zip code.

Read more tips on cat adoption, including How to Throw a Kitten Shower.  Doesn’t that sound like fun?

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