If contributing to a good cause is a priority on your New Year's resolution or bucket list, adopting a kitten or cat from an animal shelter is one of the greatest and most rewarding decisions you will ever make for a number of reasons. When you adopt from an animal shelter you are saving a precious life, and giving a cat the opportunity to live the rest of his or her life in a loving home. The proceeds from the adoption of an animal from a non-profit animal shelter, such as the Animal Welfare League in Chicago, benefit the daily maintenance of the shelter including but not limited to providing food for the animals at the shelter, veterinarian care and resources for the community.
In today's economy saving money is crucial, which is why it is more economical to adopt a cat from an animal shelter verses buying one from a breeder or pet store. The average cost to have a cat spayed or neutered can cost anywhere between $250 to $350 includling the cost of pain medication, but shelter cats have already been neutered and spayed depending on their age, as well as vaccinated and dewormed. It is also important to point out that some shelters, such as the Anticruelty Society are offering incentives for adopting a shelter cat including discounts for future veterinarian care, pet insurance and many opportunities to get involved with campaigns that benefit animals.
Contributing to a good cause, saving a precious life and providing a loving home to a sweet shelter cat is a promising way to boost your self esteem and make you feel good about yourself. There are thousands of cats in shelters that are looking for a permanent loving home so please consider adopting one of these precious cats today.