It’s Adopt-A-Cat Month! Here Are 6 Great Reasons Why You Should Participate

June is Adopt-A-Cat Month! Read: there’s never been a better time to adopt a cat or kitten from an animal shelter.

This annual holiday also marks the advent of “kitten season,” during which animal shelters are overcrowded with stray kittens and cats of all ages. This difficult time has been further complicated by COVID-19, which led to a surge of adoption early in the pandemic. Now founders are asking people to consider adopting two shelter cats to account for the rush of shelter cats being returned as people go back to work.

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So, if you’ve ever considered adopting a cat, June is the perfect time to do it! Not only will you be getting a furry new friend, you’ll help reduce the burden on local animal shelters and save shelter kittens and cats from euthanasia. Read on for 6 reasons why you should take advantage of this great opportunity to give a cat its forever home!

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Adopt a shelter cat today!

Shelters are overflowing with kittens and cats who would love to become your new fur baby. But even if you can’t adopt a cat, there are other ways your can help shelter cats. Volunteer at your local shelter, open your home to foster kittens, or make a donation to help Greater Good provide treats, blankets, and enrichment items that help shelter kittens and cats feel comfy and safe until they get adopted.

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