If, by chance, you happen to have some spare change in your pocket after holiday shopping duties are over and are looking for a good local charity that helps animals, one growing, and very worthy organization in the Lansing area is an excellent bet. Besides the organization’s work in rescue, rehoming and educational outreach services, Mid-Michigan Cat Rescue has developed a fantastic way to help each of its feline beneficiaries find a proper home. A program called “Know-Me-Better” matches feline personalities with those of their prospective families.
Like people, cats, and all animals all have different mental, emotional and physical characteristics. MMCR creates a profile for each of the cats in its program by observing each individual animal’s behavior around people and other cats.
As you can imagine, any creature’s past history will help to determine its personality. A sedentary, solitary cat, formerly owned by a sweet little old lady for example, might fare better in a family with no children where it can avoid overexcited little human hands or rivalry from assertive or dominating animals. A home where it can be calmly loved and cherished in a way that it has become accustomed.
A younger, more active cat might welcome the challenge of a dynamic household with diverse family members of different ages and species.
What makes MMCR unique among rescues is that it takes the time to establish good matches not only through intensive fostering of its cats, but also by information obtained from a questionnaire offered to potential adopters. The questionnaire supplies MMCR the information it needs about the family that allows it to make the perfect match. It’s almost like the eHarmony of pet adoption services! Further information about MMCR’s adoption process, along with an adoption application, can be found here.
And even if you are not in the market for a new feline friend, you can help support the unique and specialized care and work they do for cats by visiting MMCR online.
Here's wishing you a purrrfect holiday!