Before selecting a
cat you'll need to know what type of cat or kitten are you interested in?
A Pure Breed Cat
or Kitten? An Adult Pure Breed Cat?
A “Moggie” Kitten? An Adult “Moggie”Cat?
Have you decided
where you'll get your new pet?
Are you willing to adopt a cat and give an
abandoned animal a second chance at life?
There are thousands of cats (and kittens)
literally on “Death Row” in Pounds and Shelters across the country.
These have been surrendered due to many
different circumstances. Sadly, too many do not find homes and are euthanased.
Older cats are often overlooked because people see a “cute” little kitten and will
act on “impulse”, rather than looking closely at their actual circumstances and capacity to care and follow through
with the care and maintenance involved with raising a kitten.
Do you want to purchase from a
(This can be risky. Read more about this in
my article on “The Pros’ and Cons of purchasing a Cat or Kitten from a Pet Shop)
Do you want an Exotic
Make sure you do your homework and check that
you are purchasing from a reputable breeder, that they are registered, etc.
Do some research on the care of the
For example, grooming requirements. Long
haired breeds such as Himalayans and Rag dolls need lots of regular grooming.
Does the breed have any Special
Some breeds have health issues which you will need
to be aware of.
Also, always remember that many pure bred cats and kittens are surrendered to shelters and
pounds. They too deserve a second chance.
Registered Animal Adoption & Rescue Agencies can give you great choice of cats, and
your helping to home one of the many thousands of cats and kittens that are without a forever
A large and growing network of trained volunteer
foster carers provide care for cats and kittens in their own homes, providing a healthy
disease free environment unlike some shelters where greater populations of cats can
create a greater risk if contagious diseases are spreading. Because the cats are living
in a home environment the adoption transition process becomes much easier.
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