Adopt a Kitty!
Cat’s Cradle has been busy rescuing the kitties others have abandoned. Below are their photos and their stories. For more information about adoption, send an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or give me a call at 269-778-2287.
We do not charge a fee for our adopted animals but we do ask for your promise that if for some reason the adoption doesn’t work out, that you return the kitty to us so it can be placed in another loving home.
A Word About Adopting a New Pet!
The decision to adopt a new pet should be considered very carefully. Cats and Kittens are vulnerable creatures that depend on you, not only for your love and companionship , but for their health and nutrition. With good care, it’s not unusual for a cat to live to the ripe old age of 20!
Consider the following before you make your decision:
1. If you’re going to adopt one kitten, it’s best to adopt two, especially if they’ll be left alone all day while you’re at work or schooling. They keep themselves occupied playing with each other, grooming each other, comforting each other. They’ll be much healthier and get into a lot less mischief.
2. If you already have an adult cat at home, it’s best to adopt a kitten. Bringing a new adult cat into a home already ruled by another adult cat causes a great deal of stress for your existing kitty. Your present cat will feel threatened and territorial to the point they could begin “spraying” or marking their territory. This is an instinct and not something for which they should be punished.
By adopting a kitten, the adult may not be happy about it at first, but a kitten usually poses no threat to their security. It typically takes about 2 weeks for an adult cat to “train” the kitten as to who is boss. Don’t leave them alone until you know the adult will not harm the kitten. Once the adjustment takes place, a new kitten often brings new life to your adult who now has a playmate.
3. ALL KITTENS MUST BE SPAYED OR NEUTERED. An un-neutered male WILL spray once they reach sexual maturity (approximately 6 months of age). It’s an instinct that no amount of discipline will remove. The Kalamazoo County Humane Society has a special fix-it program for every income level.
4. Kittens need a series of inoculations to assure they remain healthy, and should be re-inoculated as indicated by your veterinarian.
5. All cats adopted from Cat’s Cradle have tested negative for feline leukemia, received their first set of inoculations and de-wormed. We do not charge a few for adopting our little orphans because we believe that a big price tag should not prevent a loving family from the joy a pet brings. We do, however, ask that should the adoption not work out, that you bring the animal back to us so we can find it another loving home.