Two examples of cats keen to be adopted from shelters (photos)

Here are two examples in (a) a still photo and (b) an animated .gif (like a very short video which repeats itself) of rescue cats who are desperately keen to be adopted by the person they are in contact with. It is very sweet to see. I think the images tell us how keen rescue cats in shelters are to get out and be with their new human companion in nice surroundings.

Cat keen to be adopted. More than keen - desperate to go home with this guy.

Cat keen to be adopted. More than keen – desperate to go home with this guy.

Cat keen to be adopted

I don’t know anything about these cats and people regrettably. The images are from Pinterest and in my opinion in the public domain.

Cat Shelter Housing

Just a short piece about single versus group housing of cats in shelters. It is considered better to house cats in separate units during the first few weeks of being at the shelter to avoid being introduced to stranger cats. This allows the shelter workers to learn more about the cats in terms of health, behavior and personality.

Thereafter subject to space limitations it may be preferable to move the cat to group housing if adoption is not imminent and provided the group is not too large and the space is enriched. Previously socialised cats adopt better to group living compared to non-socialized cats.



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Two examples of cats keen to be adopted from shelters (photos) — 3 Comments

  1. I think part of the cat’s behaviour is relief. Cage life is hell for all species. Shelter caged life has that sharper edge of stressors, clattering noise, smells, strange humans, no space to move enough to exercise.

    ADOPT! ADOPT! ADOPT!

  2. I think part of the cat’s behaviour is relief. Cage life is hell for all species. Shelter caged life has that sharper edge of stressors, clattering noise, smells, strange humans, no space to move enough to exercise.

    ADOPT! ADOPT! ADOPT!

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