June is Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month
Of course, every month is Adopt A Shelter Cat Month at LAPCATS, but June is the month that we bring out all the bells and whistles and join in the national festivities. (Remember, LAPCATS is a part of the Sacramento County Animal Care (SCACR)). LAPCATS has placed nearly 875 shelter animals now, and our goal is to hit the 1,000–animals-placed-in-good homes milestone by December. We have all types of cats: young cats and mature cats; big cats and petite cats; boy cat and girl cats; long-haired cats and short-haired cats AND even medium-haired cats; as well as just about every color and pattern in which cats are found. We take pride in matching pets with people.
Every year 6 to 8 million dogs and cats enter shelters nationally. About 3 to 4 million of them are euthanized, mainly due to overcrowding. Approximately 70% of these euthanized animals are cats.
Now, to mark our 100th Adopt-A-LAPCAT blog post (drumroll), here are 10 Great Reasons to Adopt A Shelter Cat:
- The shelter’s trained adoption staff will work with you to find the right pet for your family.
- There are fewer surprises when you adopt a shelter cat. The animal’s temperament has already been evaluated by shelter staff.
- Cats adopted from shelters are already spayed or neutered. They have also been wormed and are up to date on their vaccinations.
- Adult cats are much less maintenance. Most adult shelter cats are already litter box trained and have some basic training.
- You will set a positive example for others who may decide to follow suit and also adopt a shelter cat.
- You will be providing a safe and happy home for a neglected or under privileged cat that deserves a forever home.
- You are supporting a good cause. Shelters are focused on the animal’s interests as opposed to just making a profit.
- You will be helping, rather than contributing, to the problem of pet overpopulation.
- Adopting a shelter cat is much less expensive than adopting a cat from a breeder.
- You will save a life!
I may be imagining things, but I swear (as do many others), that most shelter cats seem to somehow know and appreciate the fact that you have given them another chance at living a good life.
Let me introduce you to some wonderful LAPCATS looking for their forever homes now:
|ZANE the Chatty Conversationalist||The Quiet, Beautiful Miss CLEO||The Most Congenial WINSTON|
MISS DAISY, the Dream Girl
|.||The Regal FROSTY|
|BBFs PHOENIX and SYLVESTER||The Very Sweet and Playful CALLIE||The Charming, Easy-Going GRAYSON|
Photos by Barbara Doty
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Laguna Adoption Program County Animals Team Sacramento (LAPCATS)
LAPCATS is an all-volunteer run and staffed effort to place healthy, loving adult shelter cats into forever homes. We are supported by the Sacramento County Animal Care and Regulation, TEAM (the local non-profit associated with the shelter), and PetSmart. LAPCATS brings homeless shelter cats to the public through Petfinder and the Adoption Center in the Elk Grove PetSmart.
LAPCATS, established in April 2005, has now placed over 1,500 homeless shelter cats! Our cats are chosen for good temperament and adoptability, so if you are looking for a great feline companion and a real lap cat, please stop by today!
LAPCATS is a 501(c) non-profit under TEAM, the non-profit organization affiliated with Sacramento County Animal Care. Donations to LAPCATS are tax-deductible.
Learn more about LAPCATS at lapcats.org.
“Rescue animals aren’t broken, they’ve simply experienced more life than other animals. If they were human we would call them wise. They would be the ones with tales to tell and stories to write, the ones dealt a bad hand who responded with courage. Don’t pity them. Do something. Help to rescue. Donate. Volunteer. Foster. Adopt. And be proud to have their greatness by your side.” ~Pedigree
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