Cats for Adoption: Adopt a Cat or Kitten in OKC | OK Humane Society
Visit Charleston Animal Society at 2455 Remount Road, North Charleston, 29406 and find the perfect new cat for your home! We are celebrating Memorial day all month with half-priced adoptions on all adult cats and dogs through May 31!
The Cat Adoption Team (CAT) was founded in May 1998 as a safe haven for unwanted and abandoned cats and kittens. In 2004, CAT incorporated as a public charity and was approved as a 501(c)(3) federal tax-exempt organization. Today, CAT is the Pacific Northwest’s largest nonprofit, adoption guarantee cat shelter.
As part of a generous grant from the , LifeLine Animal Project is challenging Atlanta residents to join us and say "I'm IN" by adopting 20,000 dogs and cats over the next three years! Are you in? 1. Tips for Day One with Your New Cat / Kitten - There’s lots you can do in the first 24 hours to ease your new kitten / cat into your home. When you arrive, select a quiet, closed-in area such as your bedroom or a small room away from the main foot traffic, and set it up with a litter box, bed, food and water. If you are adopting an adult cat, be sure that this “starter room” has very secure screens, or keep the windows securely closed. If possible, make the starter room the permanent location of the litter box. If you plan on having the permanent location of the litter box be elsewhere, you’ll need two litter boxes. Please do consider the advantages of keeping your new cat indoors always — outdoor cats are exposed to disease, cat fights, being killed by cats and other wild animals, and hit by cars. If you have other pets, don’t introduce the new pet immediately. Let your new cat get to know and trust household members, before it must adjust to the entire home. For more on each of these tips visit our blog Looking to add some furry love to your household? Check out our nationwide database of available, adoptable cats. Search by zip code to meet eligible cats in your area! If you live in New York City, don't forget to check out the cats available at our .
3. How to Prepare Financially In Order to Take Care of a New Cat - Being a good caring cat owner involves many things that don’t affect your wallet, like your time and love, but there are definitely some costs involved! While you’re searching cats for adoption, consider the likely costs that come with caring for different types of cats. When adopting there will usually be an adoption fee. Rescuing cats is expensive work! The rescuer often pays to have the cats spayed or neutered if they aren’t already, provides vaccines, and pays for all medical care needed while the pets are in their rescue. Food, beds, collars, tags, grooming, it adds up, but luckily much of that cost is not passed on. Typical cats for adoption will have a fee ranging from $100 to $300. Next consider you basic supplies such as a collar, IDs, microchip, pet bed, bowls, and toys. The biggest cost will be food, that depends on the size and type of cat you will be adopting. Asking the shelter what they are feeding the cat and the cost can help prepare for this. Other costs are mostly medical and will include regular vet checkups, and the potential for a trip to the vest because of an accident, or illness. 2. FAQ for Cat Veterinarian Visits - Taking your cat to the veterinarian should be your first priority. This is especially true if you have other pets. It's a good idea to make sure your new pet is healthy and doesn't have any diseases or viruses he or she could transmit to other cats in the house. The best way to find a veterinarian is by word of mouth. The cat shelter or rescue group where you adopted your cat may have a good recommendation. For proper preventative care, your cat should be examined by a veterinarian twice a year. A typical vet checkup includes searching for fleas using a special flea comb. Taking your cat's temperature, and a physical examination which will include checking your cat's ears, eyes, nose, teeth, skin, legs, joints, and genitals, and lymph nodes and listen to the heart and lungs. It will be common for the veterinarian to stress the importance of avoiding parasites, and will suggest options for flea and tick prevention and control. 5. Raising a Cat will Build Life Lessons for Children - Adopting a cat provides a quality opportunity to teach important values to children. The decision to devote your resources and care to a cat sends a very clear message about the identity of a family and its underlying values. It is a great time to explore who you are as a family and what you stand for. It is through this process that a child learns things like, “We are a family with an important choice to make, and we are going to use the power of this choice to save a life.” This teaches kids about personal responsibility and their impact on the greater good as they make choices in life. Children need to feel they can impact their world. We need to give them opportunities to do so in positive, pro-social ways. Adopting and caring for an animal can plant the seeds for that ethic. Kids learn responsibility by feeding and caring for a cat’s routine needs. Children with cats display improved impulse control, social skills and self-esteem. And for emerging readers, reading to a cat is an easy way to feel comfortable.