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5 Benefits of Adopting a Shelter Cat

June 1 2021

It’s Adopt A Shelter Cat Month! Going to a shelter is a great way to find your new feline friend. Every year, millions of sweet, lovable cats are taken into shelters. This time of year is often extremely busy for shelters, as they are often overwhelmed with kittens. In this article from your Marion, IA area veterinarian, you’ll read about some great benefits of adopting a shelter kitty.

 Save A Life

Although more and more shelters are going no-kill, this unfortunately isn’t a universal change. Some kitties have a very short time to find themselves forever homes. Giving that one cute feline a happily-ever-after is a beautiful experience, and one that really feels wonderful.

Help Other Animals

When you adopt from a shelter, you’re also indirectly helping other animals. For one thing, you’ll be clearing a spot for another kitty. Plus, Fluffy’s adoption fees will help the shelter or rescue stay solvent, so they can provide food, shelter, and veterinary care to other homeless pets.

Meet Your Match

It’s always interesting to see how different people connect to different pets. One person may find that quiet grey kitty in the corner absolutely adorable, while someone else may go for the fluffy tuxedo cat with the squeaky meow. It doesn’t matter whether you want a kitty that is a specific color or breed, or just have an open mind … you’ll probably find your purrfect buddy already waiting for you.


Adopting from a shelter is also pretty easy on the wallet. Going to a breeder or pet store can be quite expensive, especially when you factor in the cost of getting Fluffy fixed. Shelter pets are typically already spayed or neutered, so you’ll save some there as well. You may even get discounts on getting a bonded pair or two kittens!


Have you ever wondered why roughly half of the content on the internet is people talking about cats, sharing pictures and videos of cats, or pondering about cats? There’s a reason for this! Fluffy is not only super cute, she’s also extremely fun and personable. Getting cuddles, purrs, and head bonks from an affectionate kitty really is special. It probably won’t take long for you to be completely smitten with your new pet.

Do you need to bring your cat in for an exam? Contact me, your Marion, IA area veterinarian!