Cat shelters are full of wonderful cats who need loving homes. And no matter how tempting it is, you can't take them all!
Connecting to a cat from the heart is essential, but you need to consider many other factors before adopting a cat who will fit your lifestyle and easily integrate into your household. Adopting a cat is a commitment not to be taken lightly.
Answer these questions before adopting a cat:
After you know what to look for when adopting a cat, check out your local shelter. Read all of the history, behavioral and medical information that is posted about each of the cats who catch your eye. Some shelters have TLC (Tender Loving Care) volunteers who post their impressions and their experiences with each cat they handle.
Finding the right cat companion involves soul searching and information gathering, but the ultimate decision on adopting a cat comes from the heart.
Thanks to Marilyn Krieger and CatChannel.com for this information.