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Monday, September 1, 2014

There are thousands of cats in our care at any one time – so if you’ve decided to get a cat, here’s why you should consider adopting a rescue cat.

We all know there are a number of proven health benefits to owning a cat – cat owners are less likely to suffer from stress and are known to relax more and have greater life satisfaction. Cats can make a house a home.

So once you’ve decided cat ownership is for you, why should you adopt rather than buy a cat?

1. If you adopt a cat from Cats Protection, you’ll be providing a home for one of the thousands of cats in our care

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2. A cat adopted from Cats Protection will have been treated to our minimum veterinary standards, meaning it will have been examined by a veterinary surgeon, vaccinated against flu and enteritis, treated against fleas, roundworm and tapeworm, neutered where necessary and any sick cats have been blood tested for FIV and FeLV

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3. Every cat rehomed by Cats Protection has four weeks’ free Petplan insurance, giving you peace of mind and reassurance

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4. We’ll be able to provide you with some information about the cat’s history, temperament and characteristics

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5. Adopting from us will free up a space for another cat to come into our care!

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6. We’ll try our very best to match you with a cat that will be happy in your environment and will match your lifestyle

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7. Adopt because no cat deserves to spend months in an adoption centre waiting for a home

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8. We don’t just have cute kittens – we have a choice of older cats, house cats, pedigree cats, feral cats, mousers – a whole host of different colours, shapes and temperaments

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9. After adopting we’ll get in touch to see how you and puss are getting along, as well as pass on tips and advice on how to get them settled in

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10. If you adopt you’ll be giving cats like Daisy, currently at our Mid Sussex Branch a second chance at happiness. She might look fed up but she’s very friendly!

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To find out more about adopting a cat visit our website www.cats.org.uk 

You can also use our Find-a-Cat search to find a cat in your area that needs a home.

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