When people decide on having a pet cat, they are faced with the dilemma of adopting or buying one. They can always buy a kitty from a well-known cat breeder, which is the best option if they are going for a purebred feline. However, there are a number of reasons why a kitten or cat from a shelter or rescue program could be the better choice for them. There are six reasons why it is best to adopt a cat.
This can be beneficial to the health of humans.
Cats, no matter where they come from, can provide many health benefits to their human family.
They can comfort people who are depressed and lonely plus reduce the risk of strokes and heart attacks. Stroking a cat that purrs has proven to lower blood pressure. In addition, when children grow up with a pet cat, there are fewer chances for them to develop allergies and respiratory problems.
In general, cats can ease loneliness and ward off health problems while building routine and structure to the life of their human companions.
Humans are saving the life of a cat.
Cats that were rescued or live in shelters are there for a reason. They were either abused by their owners or found on the road so they need some new place to live. When people adopt a cat, this will prevent it from going through euthanasia when the shelter can no longer accommodate them because of overcrowding.
People can find a perfect pet in them.
One good reason for adopting a cat is that people can choose from a wide range of cats when adopting one from a rescue program or shelter. They come is a large selection of breeds, ages, sizes, colors and coat types so there will surely be one that will be best for their home and family. What’s more, employees of shelters and rescue groups can provide information about a cat’s personality and habits.
People can save on expenses.
Majority of cats that come from a shelter/rescue program are up-to-date when it comes to vaccination, check-up, neutering and spraying. People can save on such expenses and just need to pay the adoption fee, food plus other home-life essentials.
There is no need to worry when it comes to grooming.
Cats are known to groom themselves, so people do not need to spend much or exert effort in that regard. Certainly, cats with long hair need coat care on a regular basis but that will not be a problem with short-coated kitties.
People will have a new family member, which is low in maintenance.
Cats are not as labor-intensive as dogs. There are some cat owners that like to take their cats out for walks but most cats just like to sleep 16 to 20 hours daily and they do not mind if they stay home all day. In case people will leave for a number of days, this will not be a problem with their pet cat since felines are self-sufficient and they can manage to be alone as long as they have lots of food and fresh water so there is no need for a pet sitter.
It may take time to find the right cat for a home but people can be assured that the one they choose will be a source of joy and comfort to them. When a cat is happy, the home will be happy as well. A feline who leaves a shelter/rescue program will be content to live with a loving family.