June is Adopt a Shelter Cat month and if you’ve been thinking about adopting a cat, this is the time to do it. Many shelters and rescue organizations have an overabundance of cats and kittens at this time of year.
For the entire month of June, the Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority (SVACA) has a half price adoption special. Any cat one year or older can be adopted for $50. Adoption fees cover spaying or neutering, vaccinations, microchip, license for Campbell residents and a free exam at a local veterinary clinic.
Before you bring home your new bundle of fur, the ASPCA has a few tips for welcoming a cat or kitten into your home.
Cats crave privacy, and the ASPCA recommends choosing a low-traffic room in your house that can be your cat’s safe space to get his or her bearings. Cats also do best with structure and routine, so if you can provide the same type of food and feeding schedule as well as the same brand of litter, if will help ease the transition to new surroundings.
Also, make sure your home is cat-proofed when your new addition is ready to explore the rest of the house. Put away items that the cat could chew on or swallow like toilet paper, tissues and paper towels or pens and pencils and clear away any cleaning products or toxic houseplants.
For the complete list of tips, visit the ASPCA website.
Pets of the Week
Meet Kelda, an affectionate female brown tabby and domestic shorthair mix. Kelda is between two and three years old and her hobbies include purring and rubbing against human companions. Click here to see Kelda in action.
Here’s Wesley, a charming black cat who will change your luck for the better. Wesley is just over two year’s old and loves attention. He’s also a bit of a talker and enjoys treats.
Last but not least is Buffy, a mellow one-year-old black and white domestic shorthair. She enjoys spending quiet time with people and would love to make your lap her forever home.
For more information or to adopt one of these fine felines, visit the SVACA website.