This June is the American Humane Association’s Adopt-A-Cat month. Approximately five to seven million animals enter shelters nationwide each year, three to four million of which are euthanized. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals predicts that this includes 70 percent of all shelter cats.
This month, animal shelters across the country are working hard to address the overpopulation of cats and place as many as they can in loving homes. Check here for resources provided by the AHA on how to locate a shelter in your area, and tips on how to choose the right cat for your household.
If you’re unable to adopt a cat, support the organizations that are providing shelter and veterinary care. In addition to animal rescue, some of these shelters are also now practicing TNR (Trap, Neuter, and Return). TNR involves humanely trapping feral cats, having them spayed/neutered and vaccinated for rabies, and then releasing them back to their colonies.
If you’d like to start your own fundraiser for Adopt-A-Cat month, click here.
Based in Minnesota, Feline Rescue is a no-kill companion cat rescue organization. They provide rescue and relief to homeless cats through programs that offer shelter, social and medical rehabilitation, feral and stray management, spay/neuter subsidies, and community education.
Caring for Cats is a volunteer nonprofit, foster, and adoption organization that annually matches 90 percent of their cats with loving families.
The Fancy Cats Rescue Team is working to end euthanasia at shelters in the National Capital area by rescuing and finding suitable lifetime homes for cats, promoting spaying and neutering, and educating the public on responsible pet ownership.
Alley Cat Rescue is dedicated to the health of all cats: domestic, stray, abandoned and feral. ACR works to protect cats through local rescue, rehabilitation and adoption.
Cats ‘R’ Us is a feral cat and kitten rescue organization in the Annapolis, Maryland area that focuses on TNR (Trap, Neuter, and Return). This means cats are humanely trapped, vaccinated, sterilized, and ear-tipped by veterinarians.
The Cat House works to adopt cats into caring, permanent homes that will provide life-long care. They also provide food and shelter for homeless cats.