Finding the right cat for you and your family
About three quarters of the entire sleeping time of cat is what we might call snoozing. In that state, felines can get all the rest that they need, but they are still attentive enough to wake up at a moment’s notice. You can easily find when your cat is in light sleep, as their ears will twitch and rotate toward various noises and their eyes will be open a little bit.
Have you ever seen a cat or small kitten running down the sidewalk all alone? A defenseless little animal that is lost or alone stirs up feelings of empathy and compassion, and you may find yourself wanting to help. By exercising care in capturing the animal, gathering all the appropriate information, and taking the right steps to get in touch with the owner, you can be immensely helpful in rescuing a lost kitten or cat.
Search through our list of cat names by category to find the perfect name for your kitten. Cat names that are friendly, tough, funny, cute, geeky and more!As with everything else, the web is an excellent resource for information and help on finding a home for a cat. The most useful site for your search is undoubtedly Petfinder.After working your way through our , you have determined that you really do need to find a home for this cat. Obviously, you want to find a place where your cat can live out his or her life or, even better, be adopted into a loving home.For various reasons, you might feel that the only viable answer for this cat is a sanctuary, a facility designed to care for cats, virtually regardless of behavior, disease and other considerations. Following is a list of cat sanctuaries of which we are aware. The list is not exhaustive, so please do more research online if you don't find an answer here. In addition, be sure to contact the facility to check on their policies, fees, etc. The list is presented in alphabetical order. By the time you've reached this point in your search, the only remaining hope is that you happen to find an organization that will accept your cat and promise not to euthanize him or her. Such places are hard to find, but your best hope of finding one is to reach out to as many possible places as possible. Petfinder is the perfect resource for this. As you search for your cat, ask everyone you meet if they’ve seen him. Children are particularly good sources of information as they are usually outdoors more often than adults. Ask people walking dogs, the mail carrier, owners of nearby businesses, and people coming to and from work. The more people you include in your search, the more likely you are to find your cat.Before we approach the issue of the cat being outside, let’s just present some preventative measures that you can take before this occurs. Micro-chip your cat. Most vets offer micro-chipping now. It is a safe, inexpensive way to safeguard your cat. There is a drawback involved with micro-chipping. Not all shelters or vets have the hand-held scanning device that is universal for all the chips. Your best bet is to find the chip that is used in your area. Micro-chips are non-invasive. Your cat will be identified through the scanner ID code. Collars can be taken off easily, and ID tags removed. But micro-chips which are about the size and shape of a grain of rice, stay hidden underneath your cat’s skin. Keep a current photograph of your cat handy. Don’t just make it a cute face shot; make it a full body shot so the cat can be identified with the help of this photo if the need arises.Hopefully within a few hours or days you find your cat. Check your cat for possible bite wounds or cuts or scrapes which may require immediate veterinary attention. Initially, keep him separated from other pets in the household until you have determined that he is healthy and re-acclimated to his environment. A visit to your veterinarian is necessary to check for infectious disease and parasites. Be sure to have your veterinarian insert a registered microchip if the cat does not already have one.