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3 Reasons to Adopt a Shelter Cat

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Did you know that, in addition to being Pet Preparedness Month, June is Adopt-a-Cat Month? If you have been thinking about adding a new pet to your family, now is an excellent time to head to your local shelter and rescue a four-legged best friend. This event takes place every June - which is the peak of kitten season - and aims to help homeless cats of all ages find loving homes. 

Whether you are new to pet parenthood or are thinking about expanding your existing furry family, you may be wondering whether adopting from a shelter is right for you. Keep reading to discover some helpful info from a San Francisco vet! 

Shelter Cats Have Known Personalities

Are you looking for a playful kitten who can keep up with your kids and their seemingly endless energy? Or would you prefer a couch potato who will be content spending lazy days snuggling with you? When you adopt from a shelter, workers and volunteers have already gotten to know each cat’s personality. That means they can tell you what a cat’s behavior and temperament are like and help you find one who is a perfect fit for your family. 

Shelters Fully Vet Pets Before Adopting Them Out

When you bring home a new furry family member, taking them to see a vet - like the experts here at Animal Farm Pet Hospital - should always be a top priority. Cats adopted from shelters are usually already spayed or neutered and up-to-date on vaccines. They may also be microchipped and current on parasite prevention. Instead of needing to pay for all of those services, you’ll just need to cover the cost of a basic wellness exam when adopting a pet. 

Adopting a Cat Is Great for Your Mental Health

According to research, owning a pet has a positive impact on one’s ability to deal with depression, anxiety, stress, and loneliness. And adopting a cat from a shelter makes you feel good about saving a life, making the mental health benefits even greater. 

Scheduling an Appointment for Your New Pet with a San Francisco Vet

At Animal Farm Pet Hospital, we recommend scheduling an appointment with a San Francisco vet as soon as possible after adopting a cat (or any pet). Beginning veterinary care right away starts your new furry family member on the right paw and helps you keep them by your side for as many years as possible. Call now to schedule an appointment. 

 

 

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