June marks the spring season when thousands of kittens are born, adding to the number of cats in need of safe and loving homes. If you’ve been thinking about adopting a cat, now is a great time to reach out to your local shelter to find the “purrfect” fit for your family. Even if a new cat companion isn’t in your plans, there are other ways you can help.
- Sterilize Pet Cats: Sterilization remains the most effective way of keeping the cat population manageable. Even if you have cats at home that don’t go outside, just one escape can add to the number of kittens in need of a home. Since cats can have multiple litters a year, every cat sterilized greatly reduces the number of unwanted cats in our communities.
- Volunteer: Local shelters and rescue groups are always in need of volunteers. They typically have weekly opportunities, as well as one-time volunteer opportunities for special events such as adoption fairs or sterilization campaigns. A quick phone call to your local shelter is all it takes to find out how you can help.
- Donate: You can support the rescue and care of homeless cats all over the world by donating to SPCA International’s Shelter Support Fund program.
- Spread the Word: Tell your friends, family, coworkers and anyone else you think might want to adopt a cat or support cats in shelters. You never know who will hear your message and step up for a cat in need.
Our international partners are looking for loving homes for the fantastic felines and canines in their care, check out our Adopt An Animal page for animals looking for a family to call their own.