If you're considering getting a cat, you might be tempted to adopt a kitten. While kittens are undoubtedly cute, there are many benefits to adopting an adult cat instead. Here are just a few reasons why adopting an adult cat might be the right choice for you.
They're already litter box trained.
One of the biggest challenges of getting a new cat is litter box training. With an adult cat, you won't have to worry about this as they'll already be trained. This can save you a lot of time and stress.
You'll know their personality.
With a kitten, it's hard to know what their personality will be like as they grow up. When you adopt an adult cat, you'll be able to get a sense of their personality right away. This can help you choose a cat that will fit in well with your family and lifestyle.
They're often already spayed or neutered.
Many adult cats available for adoption are already spayed or neutered, which can save you money and hassle.
They're often already vaccinated.
Like spaying and neutering, many adult cats are already up to date on their vaccinations. This can save you time and money and ensures that your cat is protected from common feline illnesses.
You'll be giving them a second chance.
Many adult cats end up in shelters because their owners can no longer care for them. By adopting an adult cat, you'll be giving them a second chance at a happy home. Plus, you'll be freeing up space in the shelter for more cats in need.
Adopting an adult cat can be a wonderful experience. Not only will you be giving a deserving cat a second chance, but you'll also be gaining a loving companion. If you're considering getting a cat, be sure to visit your local shelter and meet some of the adult cats available for adoption.
Here are some cats the Team at Naturo have adopted recently from our local rehoming Charity – Almost Home NI.