June isn’t just the month of summer. It also serves as Adopt a Cat Month.
One of the primary goals of the month is to home cats and kittens. Shelters continue to struggle with funding and and covering supplies.
Since June coincides with the height of kitten season, a time when the largest number of cats give birth to litters, there is often an influx of felines into the shelters. This year, American Humane will celebrate their 48th annual June focus on adoption. American Humane has “provided lifesaving animal first responder assistance at the sites of virtually every major national disaster response from Pearl Harbor to 9/11, and from Hurricane Sandy and Hurricane Dorian to the novel coronavirus pandemic.”
For folks interested in donations, you can head over to the ASPCA Adopt A Cat webpage or you can donate to American Humane’s Feed The Hungry campaign which delivers food to shelters all over the country. Or, as we like to encourage, donate to your local shelter where you can have an immediate and close to home impact.
You don’t have to simply donate, ASPCA has a fundraising page where you can build up donations on your own or by creating a team.
If you opt to bring a new cat into your life this month, don’t forget to utilize the great resources that American Humane offers on their website. You can find reference materials on topics such as
- Adoption Checklists
- Cat to Cat Introductions
- Dog to Cat Introductions
- Cat Collars
- Litter box usage
And if you are in the Chicagoland area and considering adopting a cat, please visit your local rescues and shelters.