Last Updated on March 17, 2015 by Ellen Christian
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If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you’ve probably seen me write about our cats before. We have three and they have all been adopted. For as long as I can remember, all of our cats have been adopted and most of them have been adopted from shelters. Sadly, not every cat is adoptable as others.
What Makes a Cat Adoptable
Age can be a factor in whether or not a cat is seen as adoptable. Unlike some people, we have never been drawn to adopting a kitten. Kittens are very high energy and sometimes are not house broken. These aren’t things that we wanted to deal with so we have always chosen a young adult cat instead. Matching your lifestyle and how much time you have with the amount of time your new cat will need is very important.
The cat’s personality can play a roll in how adoptable they are. A family with small children will want to find a cat that’s used to being around children. An older cat, that’s used to a quiet home may be overwhelmed by loud noises and a child chasing them. Visiting a shelter to spend time with the cats waiting for adoption can help them get used to different people.
Illness and injuries may make a cat seem not adoptable. If a cat wasn’t well cared for in his last home, he may have illness or injuries that create a challenge in placing him in a home.
Healthy cats are the most adoptable cats. Just like illness and injuries, a cat’s health can play a part in how adoptable it is. Cats that are overweight will have a harder time being adopted than cats that aren’t. That’s why it’s so important to make sure that cats are eating cat food that will help them reach or stay at their healthy weight.
Hill’s® Science Diet® Adult Perfect Weight dry cat food provides breakthrough nutrition formulated to help your cat achieve a healthy weight and improve quality of life. Did you know that 70% of cats she their excess weight within 10 weeks over using it? A healthy cat will have a longer, happier life. It’s ideal for multi-cat households with different breed cats at different weights. It’s available in both wet and dry food.
Cats end up in shelters for a variety of different reasons and Hill’s Food, Shelter, & Love Program is there to help them get a fresh start at life. This program offers shelters the opportunity to offer quality nutrition to their resident cats and kittens while providing the proper nutrition for each individual cat’s current need. One of the biggest needs is to help overweight cats shed the unnecessary weight in an easily duplicated process that can be continued when they find their forever home. Hill’s offers that with their Perfect Weight Diet.
With the help of the Hill’s Food, Shelter, & Love Program shelters are able to turn a cat from unadoptable, or difficult to adopt, to a pet that people walk into the shelter and point to and say, “That is the cat for me!”
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