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WHY YOU SHOULD ADOPT A RESCUE CAT

The truth is there are many adorable and affectionate cats and kittens up for adoption at your local cat shelters and rescue organisations. Choosing to adopt a rescue cat means that you will be saving a life and providing a loving home for a deserving little kitty. Better yet, there is bound to be the perfect feline companion just waiting for you. Rescue cats have wonderful personalities that will give you years of love and companionship.


So, if you're thinking about rehoming a cat or kitten, here's why it matters.




You'll be saving a life


One of the main reasons to adopt a rescue cat instead of purchasing one from a breeder or pet store is that you are literally saving a life. There are millions of cats and kittens in need of homes and by adopting one, you free up space in a shelter or rescue organisation for another animal.


You'll be helping to reduce euthanasia rates


There are far too many homeless cats and kittens in the world and many of these animals are sadly euthanised because there aren't enough homes for them all. Adopting a rescue cat helps to reduce these numbers and ensures that one fewer animal passes on. So, if you're thinking about adding a feline to your family, cat and kitten adoptions are definitely the way to go.


Rescue cats have personality galore


You're not only helping a furry friend, but you're also making a new best friend for life. Rescue cats make excellent companions because they are grateful for everything and are always delighted to see you. Furthermore, you can usually tell which rescue cats have had difficult lives because they are extra-affectionate and loving. Shelters and rescue organisations typically provide a wealth of information about each animal in their care, which means you will find the perfect match for your family.


They are already toilet trained


Adopting an adult cat comes with a few advantages – for one, they're typically already toilet trained. This means you don't have to deal with the hassle of teaching your new furry friend how to use the litter box – it's one less thing to worry about. Another great perk of adopting an adult cat is that they're typically low-maintenance and don't require as much attention as a kitten.


There are often kittens for adoption too!


If you want to adopt a kitten rather than an adult cat, most cat shelters will have kittens available for adoption. Kittens are especially great for families with children because they are playful and energetic and they can provide hours of entertainment. Just be prepared for the fact that kittens require a lot of attention and care.


When adopting a cat or kitten, always make sure to ask the shelter about the kitty's personality and whether it has been socialised with other animals and children. It's also important to find out what kind of food they are used to eating and whether it has been dewormed and vaccinated.


The Pet Health Hub helps the local Blue Mountains community's 'wild' cat population by fostering rescue cats and kittens that are up for adoption! ​Visit the store or give us a call on (02) 4759 2655 to learn how you can adopt or assist!