Once again it’s Spring – a term often referred to by cat lovers as “kitten season” when thousands of newborn kittens join the millions of cats already in shelters across the country. June is officially national Adopt-a-Rescue-Cat month where we can all do our part to educate, participate and promote awareness to help cats in need.
Our 9 year old tuxie Newman (shown below) was adopted by us in June of 2014 from a local shelter where he had been living for nearly 11 months. He was greeted suspiciously by his other two rescue brothers (Indy & Mouse) when we brought him home but harmony quickly prevailed and he’s been an absolute joy! >^..^<
Your local shelter will likely have plenty of cute, cuddly newborns, in addition to all the mellow, older cats and everything in between. The shelter staff will be ready and willing to help you adopt your very first cat — or to bring home a friend for another beloved cat!
To highlight and celebrate how shelter cats can immeasurably improve our lives, our paw pals at ABC (Animal Behavior College) sponsored a contest to give away a Mystery Gift Box (donated by Coastal Pet Products) worth $50…oh how exciting! Wait…there’s more…
They also gave away a $250 Discount on their enrollment in Animal Behavior College’s Cat Training Program
Contest Now Closed
This contest ended on July 7th, 2017 and was available to residents of the United States and Canada only. Contestants had to submit a comment in our “Leave a Reply” section at the bottom of the page saying:
I adopted a shelter cat named [insert your cat’s name] and he/she changed my life in the following ways [enter your reasons]
The winner was chosen by the ABC leadership team from all the correct entries and contacted by email.
See some of the wonderful entries below. For those of you considering adoption, be sure to check out Pet Finder’s Cat Adoption Checklist