If you are reading this, there’s a pretty good chance that, just like us, you are an animal lover. While many of our feline friends are having loving forever homes and are well take care of, sadly, not all of them are so fortunate. Unfortunately, even if you wish you could help every homeless or neglected cat in the world, that is simply too big of a task for any one person. However, there are some things you can do to help homeless kitties. A local Webster, NY vet lists a few of them below.
The best thing you can do to help homeless kitties starts in your own home. Make sure that your pets are spayed or neutered. A single pair of cats can have 2,072,514 descendants in just 12 years! Even if you find loving homes for Fluffy’s kittens, there are no guarantees that their own litters will fare so well.
Adopt From A Shelter
If and when you decide to adopt a new kitty, look for your new pet in a shelter. There are far too many sweet, lovable cats in shelters, hoping to find forever homes. Many of these adorable felines are running out of time. It’s a wonderful feeling to give one special furball a second chance at happiness!
Support TNR Programs
Local TNR programs can be very helpful in controlling the numbers of homeless kitties, by preventing unwanted litters. Ask your vet for more information.
Give A Helping Paw
If a cute hungry furball turns up on your doorstep, don’t be afraid to lend that kitty a helping hand, even if it’s just temporarily. Your new feline buddy may very well be lost, scared, and/or hurt. While you of course don’t want to adopt more pets than you can handle, you may be able to help a sweet stray cat find a new home. Ask your vet for specific advice.
Spread The Word
Keep an eye out for lost pets in your area. If you see flyers on social media about missing kitties, share them with your friends and family to help spread the word. After all, when it comes to helping our animal friends, every little bit counts!
Please feel free to contact us, your local Webster, NY animal clinic, for all of your feline friend’s veterinary care needs. We are always here to help!