Adopt Don’t Shop
Every pet deserves their fur-ever home. While buying a cat may mean the opportunity to have a kitten, it isn’t always the best option.
Why you should consider adopting
- Putting animal welfare first
- Rescue centres put the animal’s health and welfare first – not money. By adopting from a rescue centre you are ensuring your cat’s health in top condition before they re-home it.
- Your adoption donation helps more cats
- The adoption fee (donation) you pay when you adopt goes towards helping the animals (neutering, vaccinations, vet bills, food, litter, bedding etc) and not to line someone’s pocket. It is these adoption fees that allow non-profit rescue organisations to carry on rescuing and re-homing cats.
- By adopting, you are helping two cats
- When you adopt, you are helping two (or more) animals; the one you adopted, plus you have freed up that shelter place for another animal in need. Most rescue centres have waiting lists of animals needing to come into care, so when you adopt, another animal can then be helped.
- Helping to stop illegal pet dealers
- By rescuing, you are helping stop illegal pet dealers who cheat to avoid the law whilst animals suffer. It’s kinder, cheaper, safer and more compassionate to adopt from a rescue centre or rehoming organisation.
- Post-adoption advice & support
- A rehoming centre will always be happy to give advice and support, even after adoption. On the rare occasions when things don’t work out, or if your circumstances change so that you can longer care for your pet, most rescue centres will take them back into their care for rehoming, or at least will assist with further rehoming.
- Every animal deserves a home
- Cats are innocent animals that rely on humans to be given a loving home. It is only fair that we do our best to re-home those in need rather than bring in more to the world.