This month is Adopt a Cat Month, and even if you can't adopt, we have four great ways that you can still make a difference.
Did you know that June is Adopt a Cat Month? Now is the time of year when shelters are full. Kitten season is in full swing, and animal shelters depend on adopters to take home animals so that they can help other pets in need.
The perfect way to celebrate this special month is to adopt a cat of your own, but if that's not possible, here are some other ways that you can celebrate.
1. Foster a Cat or Kittens
Many shelters depend on fosters to help care for litters of newborn kittens, and to get adoptable cats and kittens ready for adoptive homes.
Fosters help to socialize and care for pets, and can give shelters more detailed information on an animal's behavior, including what type of home might be best for the animal. Contact your local animal shelter to see if they're in need of fosters.
Have some extra time? Volunteer at your local shelter. Volunteers perform all sorts of different tasks, from caring for pets to helping staff events.
If you have special skills, like grant writing or photography experience, you may be able to put those skills to good use to help homeless cats.
3. Share Information About Adoptable Animals
Help cats and kittens get adopted by sharing information about them to your networks.
Sharing animal profiles through social media can get those animals seen by many people, increasing their chances of being adopted.
4. Donate to an Animal Shelter
Animal shelters often depend on donations of items that they need, like cat food, cat beds, towels, and more. Most shelters have a "wish list" available. If you'd like to donate, find out what your local shelter is in need of and see if you have any items at home.
Put word out to friends and family that you're gathering items for your local animal shelter, and offer to collect any items that they'd like to donate and drive them down to the shelter.
Don't forget that shelters also value monetary donations, too. See if friends and family might want to pool donations together.
And if you have an event coming up, like a birthday, ask that guests make donations to a shelter instead of buying you gifts. It's a great and meaningful way to make a long-lasting difference to cats and kittens in need.
How will you be celebrating Adopt a Cat Month? Tell us in the comments below!
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