June holds a special place in my animal-loving heart. Our first three pets found us in the month of June. We celebrated Olive’s Gotcha Day on June 7th, and Dexter’s Gotcha Day is today! And while he’s not a cat, Eddie’s 15th Gotcha Day comes later this month on June 22nd. I like to say that Sophie ruined our June pet streak by showing up in November.
The cats have their party hats on!
Woodrow was our first official cat adoption, as all cats prior were strays. We adopted Woodrow in August last year, but he joined our household as a foster in June 2017. So, I consider Woodrow a June pet as well.
All of this June-ness brings me to pointing out that June is Adopt-A-Cat Month®!
American Humane started Adopt-A-Cat Month as one of their rescue initiatives as a way to encourage pet lovers to – well, adopt cats! You can read more about their popular annual campaign on their website.
If you visit their Adopt-A-Cat Month page, you’ll see that American Humane has some resources if you are planning to adopt a cat this month (or any month) – everything from a Cat Adoption Checklist and Introducing Cats to Cats to information on Cats and Scratching and Litter Box Use.
They offer a lot of great information that any potential adopter should read before adopting their feline friend.
About American Humane
American Humane is the country’s first national humane organization, founded in 1877. For more information, please visit www.americanhumane.org.
Not Ready to Adopt A Cat?
Maybe you already have a full house or you’re still on the fence about adopting a cat. But there’s plenty you can do instead. You can help spread the word about cats in need! Social media is a powerful tool and can often help an overlooked cat get adopted.
Or, you could volunteer at a shelter or rescue. Whether it’s cuddling cats, scooping litter or being a foster parent, volunteers make the rescue world go round!
Foster Cat Juno
Now would be a great time to mention that our very first foster cat Juno (now named Irby), who was transferred to the Best Friends Sanctuary in Kanab back in September, is still waiting for her forever home. You can visit her profile page on the Best Friends website. Note that occasionally Best Friends can arrange for free transport of select cats (and dogs) from the sanctuary to the U.S. or Canada! Learn more on their adopt-a-pet page. So, here’s to hoping that Juno/Irby is in her forever when next June rolls around!
Have you ever adopted a cat in the month of June?