Although June will soon be just a memory, this month continues to be “bustin’ out all over”. Throughout most of the country, June apparently is heralding what promises to be a sizzling summer. With the sweltering temperatures and miserable high humidity that lie just ahead for us, we are always able to find many delightful ways to help us deal with the scorching weather. However for homeless kitties who are languishing in overcrowded animal shelters, the sultry weather is very hard to deal with.
In order to help find homes for so many needy cats, the American Humane Association has proclaimed June as “Adopt-A-Cat Month”. The organization is working tirelessly to support shelters throughout the USA to help them to spread the word.
So, if you have recently been considering adding a fabulous feline to your household, to help clinch the deal I am proposing several compelling reasons to share with your family and friends.
Although most feline lovers are aware of these salient points, when discussing with friends about getting a first cat or even adding another kitty to their household , these talking points may help someone to actually make that fabulous decision and commit to an adoption.
Holding a purring cat on your lap can not only lower blood pressure, it can help prevent heart disease. A purring cat on your lap can lower your blood pressure, and may help prevent heart. Having a cat or two can also help fight depression.
Cats are fastidiously clean. They rarely need baths and generally enjoy being groomed.
Cats are loyal and highly intelligent making them excellent companions. With their off-beat sense of humor, they can provide endless hours of entertainment.
While most kitties bond deeply with their guardians, they tend to be somewhat more independent than dogs. Given interesting, stimulating things to occupy their time while you are working most cats do not mind being alone for several hours.
Helping to care for a cat provides an excellent opportunity to teach children about responsibility and humane values.
Easy to house train, (adult cats are more than likely already house trained) most cats have impeccable bathroom habits. What’s more there’s no need to take walks in the rain.
Having cat in the home may even ward off mice and other pests.
So while you are planning those summer activities and looking forward to that first refreshing swim, why not also take the plunge and celebrate Adopt-A-Cat Month by bringing home a new feline companion or two from your local animal shelter. I have devoted my life to be a kitty servant for over forty years. I cannot imagine a more fulfilling and delightful way to ring in the summer season.
What will you be doing to celebrate Adopt-a- Cat Month? Tell us in a comment.
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